Why Join?

As a member of the College, you join a network of certified wound care providers from various medical disciplines. A unifying body of interdisciplinary practitioners, ACCWS seeks to provide members with the most relevant and current evidence-based wound care education and information. Members have a chance to stay up-to-date in wound care through the College’s annual symposium. Check out our Events calendar for upcoming wound-related conferences and training opportunities. The college’s offerings span the regional, national and international levels.

Membership: Fellow $175

Want to Become a Fellow (FACCWS)?

If you possess any of the credentials listed below and wish to become a Fellow.

  • ABWMS – American Board of Wound Medicine and Surgery
  • CWS® – American Board of Wound Management
  • CWSP® – American Board of Wound Management
  • WCC® – National Alliance of Wound Care
  • CWOCN®, CWCN®, CWON® – Wound, Ostomy and Continence Certification
  • CWOCN-AP, CWCN-AP, CWON-AP – Wound, Ostomy and Continence Certification (new advanced practice credentials)
  • Diplomate of the Board of Multiple Specialties* – American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry
  • ABPM/ABEM-UHM – American Board of Preventive Medicine/American Board of Emergency Medicine Board Certification in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine

*Certified in Diabetic Foot Wounds and Diabetic Footwear and Limb Salvage

Membership: Associate $150

Not (Yet) Credentialed? – Join as an Associate!

If you work in Wound Care but do not possess any of the credentials required to become a Fellow of the College, you can still enjoy most of the ACCWS Membership Benefits by joining as an Associate. You may apply for an Associate Membership if you:

  1. are currently credentialed as a Certified Wound Care Associate® (CWCA®) by the American Board of Wound Management (ABWM); or
  2. have at least five years’ experience in wound care and hold a baccalaureate degree; or
  3. have at least two years’ experience in wound care and hold a master’s degree or higher; or
  4. are actively working in the wound care field (e.g, research), and hold a doctorate in a related field.

Membership: International $100

ACCWS Worldwide

Are you interested in joining ACCWS, but you do not live in the United States or Canada? You may apply for an International Membership if you:

  1. have an international equivalent degree in nursing, physical therapy, podiatry, or medicine with at least 2 years of documented wound care experience; or
  2. meet the criteria of any of the other ACCWS Membership Categories.

Membership: Student $50

A Special Deal for Students!

Are you a student studying in the field of nursing, physical therapy, podiatry, allopathic or osteopathic medicine? If you are also interested in wound care, you may join the College and receive a special student discount.



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