How to Apply

  1. Apply online
  2. If requesting ADA accommodations:  indicate within the online exam application your needs (i.e., handicap accessible, reader, extended testing time, private room, or other) and include a licensed professional’s letter documenting the disability.
  3. Meazure Learning sends email confirmation of eligibility to exam
  4. Schedule your exam up to 12 months from the time of exam application submission (or prior to current credentials expiration)
  5. The scheduling system allows you to view exam dates 4 to 30 days out
  6. Testing sessions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis
  7. For listing of test sites, click here.

For information on rescheduling or retakes please contact Meazure Learning 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 2023. 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 10,000 Wound, Ostomy, Continence and Foot Care nurses are currently certified by the WOCNCB®.

Examination #Testing  Pass Rate  #Certified in 2023  #Recertified in 2023   Total Active Overall  
Wound Care CWCN® 1,592 72% 484 1145   8,365  
Ostomy Care COCN® 1,178 78% 420 838   6,362  
Continence Care CCCN®  540 80% 210 380   3,183  
Combined CWOCN® NA NA NA NA   2,138  
Combined CWON® NA NA NA NA   1,926  
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