About the Professional Growth Program

Welcome to the Online Submission System to recertify via the Professional Growth Program (PGP). The WOCNCB established the Professional Growth Program (PGP) as an alternative to taking an exam for recertification. PGP recognizes the activities that go beyond routine practice or that represent the pathway you took from novice to expert.

Successful recertification by PGP depends on reading the PGP Handbook - cross reference each activity with your portfolio to assure you have met the criteria.

The PGP allows you to demonstrate your knowledge of wound, ostomy or continence nursing by tracking and recording evidence of your continual learning and professional growth. Recertification is awarded based on accumulating PGP points for activities related to your professional growth. To recertify via PGP you must be currently certified.

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NEW 2024 Requirements Overview
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Recertifying AP
To recertify -AP WOC credentials follow the AP Portfolio requirements.
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Employer Discount Voucher Program
The WOCNCB Employer Discount Exam Voucher Program offers a way to make certification attainable to as many nurses as possible, helping you strengthen your team while keeping costs down. Vouchers may be used for initial exams, recertification exams and PGP applications.
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PGP Late Fee
To submit a Late Fee for extending your PGP portfolio deadline another 30 days, click the link below. This may only be done once.
Late Fee