Certification: Certified Foot Care Nurse (CFCN)

611 East Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Beginning in January 2005, the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB®) is offering a new certification credential to Registered Nurses (RNs) who perform foot and nail care. The WOCNCB® is dedicated to providing consumer safety and protection by offering this new credential - CFCN® (Certified Foot Care Nurse). The objectives of the foot and nail care certification are to<br>promote excellence in this area of nursing by: 1. Formally recognizing those individuals who meet all the<br>requirements of the WOCNCB®.<br>2. Encouraging continued professional growth in the practice<br>of foot and nail care. 3. Establishing and measuring the level of knowledge required for certification in foot and nail care.<br>4. Providing a standard of knowledge required for certification, thereby assisting the employer, public and members of health professions in the assessment of foot and nail care practitioners.

More than two years of education or training after high school required?
More than two years of work experience required?
Oral or Written Exam Required?
Renewal Required?
Every 5 Year(s)
Renew through Continuing Educational Units(CEU)?
Renew through Re-Examination?
Renew through Continuing Professional Development(CPD)?
Does applicant have choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)?


The certification corresponds to a specialty within a recognized occupation. For example, Oncology Nurse and Pediatric Nurse are specialties within the nursing field, so Certified Oncology Nurse and Certified Pediatric Nurse would be classified as specialty certifications.