- For those recertifying, you may send an application up to 18 months prior to credentials expiration.
- Apply on line at www.castleworldwide.com/wocncb.
- Castle sends email confirmation of eligibility to exam
- Schedule your exam up to 12 months from the time of exam application submission (or prior to current credentials expiration)
- The scheduling system allows you to view exam dates 4 to 30 days out
- It is recommended to schedule exam dates at least 90 days prior to credentials expiration
- Testing sessions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis
For questions or 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 2015. These numbers reflect pass rates of all exams taken, that is, the number of passing scores divided by the number of tests administered. Candidates taking the test on their second attempt (i.e., repeat candidates) tend to pass at rates around 50%. As of today, more than 7,600 Wound, Ostomy, Continence and Foot Care nurses are currently certified by the WOCNCB.
|Examination||Number Testing||Pass Rate||Total Active as of 12/31/15|
|Foot Care (CFCN®)||392||85.34%||1,274|
|Wound Care (CWCN®)||1302||80.21%||6,070|
|Ostomy Care (COCN®)||1009||80.66%||4,325|
|Continence Care (CCCN®)||572||86.54%||2,699|