Special Announcements

Welcome VA and DoD Nurses!

We recognize your commitment to provide the best care to our military, veterans, their family members and survivors. In honor of your commitment, the WOCNCB is offering you a 30% fee reduction for your initial wound, ostomy, continence, or foot care examination(s). That's a savings of more than $100 on WOCNCB exams.

Here's what you need to do to take advantage of this special discount.


Check your eligibility for WOCNCB Certification.

Download the Exam handbook, and if you qualify, complete the online application.

You'll save more than $100 in a rebate for certification fees. Click this "Fees" button to review the most current exam fees.

Apply online and mail your coupon to:

555 East Wells Street, Suite 1100
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Fax: 414.276.2146

Once your application is approved, you can schedule your exam(s) with CASTLE.

The WOCNCB office staff is also available to answer your questions. Contact us at 1-888-496-2622 or e-mail to info@wocncb.org.

Last updated: February 17, 2014

WOCNCB Heroes Helping Heroes Program

For U.S. Military Veterans

Heroes Helping Heroes

As members of a unique specialty field of healthcare, wound, ostomy and continence nurses perform heroic acts every day, but our service cannot compare with the service provided to our country by members of our armed forces.

The WOCNCB is proud to support the veterans of the U.S. armed forces by offering certification exam fee discounts to qualified U.S. military veterans, extraordinary heroes willing to give so much for others.

The program provides a 30% fee reduction for first-time wound, ostomy, continence or foot care certification examinations. Depending upon the number of examinations you apply you can save more than $100.

To apply for the discount you must

Thank you for your service!

Last updated: February 17, 2014

Disaster Relief from WOCNCB

Certificate Replacement, Exam Extension and Benevolence Fund

For a number of years the WOCNCB® has reached out to its certificants in need with a helping hand. We know that our members are sometimes dealing with the consequences of either personal or natural disasters. Recovering from a crisis in your life takes months, with immediate needs being addressed first. Whether it was a hurricane, tornado, flooding, fire or some other natural or personal disaster, we want you to know that the WOCNCB® understands and wants to be there for you.

While we can never replace treasured keepsakes like family photos and refrigerator works of art, we can replace your WOCNCB® certificate. If yours has been lost or damaged please contact the office at 1-888-496-2622 or info@wocncb.org and we will be happy to send a new certificate to you. It is a small gesture but will hopefully place you one step further along your journey of putting your life back together.

The WOCNCB® is committed to supporting each and every certificant. For those persons who qualify we grant extensions for testing, and through our Benevolence Fund, assist with meeting exam or PGP fees.

Your WOCNCB® is here for you. We welcome the opportunity to help you so that you, in turn, can continue to help others.

Last updated: May 11, 2022

Voting Open, 2022 WOCNCB Board of Directors

Voting Open, 2019 WOCNCB Board of Directors

The Wound Ostomy Continence Certification Board (WOCNCB®) voted to endorse the United Ostomy Associations of America's (UOAA) Ostomy and Continent Diversion Patient Bill of Rights. Read full press release:

Last updated: July 31, 2022

Please honor our 30 year Certificants

Last updated: February 20, 2020

Scantron monitoring & responding to impact COVID-19 is having on WOCNCB testing operations.

Scantron monitoring & responding to impact COVID-19 is having on WOCNCB testing operations.

Scantron will update site closures and assist candidates who require rescheduling on a daily basis. All updates posted at https://www.scantron.com/site-closures-delays/.

Last updated: April 23, 2022

New online CFCN Preceptor directory!

Last updated: September 1, 2019

UOAA's Ostomy & Continent Patient Bill of Rights endorsed by WOCNCB®

Last updated: May 11, 2022

Celebrate WOC Nurse Week April 17-23!

Celebrate WOC Nurse Week April 17-23!

As a WOCNCB certified nurse you should plan to celebrate yourself during WOC Nurse Week. Download signs to promote being WOCNCB Certified and celebrate your specialty!

Download signs to promote being WOCNCB Certified and share on social media #wocncb #nurses #prevention #certification #WOCNurseWeek2022. Or email your photos to info@wocncb.org for us to share.

We hope this will brighten your day in the face of the adversity you are facing and let you know how appreciated you are for the work you do.

Last updated: March 13, 2020

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