Exam

How to Apply

  1. Apply on line at www.castleworldwide.com/wocncb
  2. Castle sends email confirmation of eligibility to exam
  3. Schedule your exam up to 12 months from the time of exam application submission (or prior to current credentials expiration)
  4. The scheduling system allows you to view exam dates 4 to 30 days out
  5. Testing sessions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis
  6. For listing of test sites, click here.

For information on rescheduling or retakes please contact Castle Worldwide at (919) 572-6880

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Exam Pass Rates

The following statistics reflect the percentage of test-takers who passed the wound, ostomy, continence and foot care exams in 2018. These numbers reflect pass rates of all exams taken, that is, the number of passing scores divided by the number of tests administered.  As of today, more than 8,800 Wound, Ostomy, Continence and Foot Care nurses are currently certified by the WOCNCB®.

Examination Number Testing  Pass Rate  Total Active as of 12/31/18
Foot Care (CFCN®) 155 70% 1,069
Wound Care (CWCN®) 1,725 75% 7,494
Ostomy Care (COCN®) 1,260 77% 5,612
Continence Care (CCCN® 699 83% 3,228
Combined CWOCN® NA NA 2,755
Combined CWON® NA NA 1,870
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