Recertify and Maintain Your MWC® Credential
Once the credential has been earned, certified medical writers continue to develop their skills and hone their craft.
In order to maintain the Medical Writer Certified (MWC®) credential, you must recertify by the end of each 5-year certification period, before December 31 of the fifth year after certification was granted
(for example, if certified in October 2015 you must recertify by December 31, 2020). You may recertify by reexamination or by obtaining 50 recertification points from continuing education (CE) activities related to the exam content outline.
Continuing Education and MWC® Recertification Points
You can begin accruing MWC® recertification points as soon as you have passed the exam. Keep documentation for all of your qualifying activities, as you may need to supply this material to the Certification
There are a wide variety of opportunities to earn MWC® recertification points, including
attending or presenting at in-person educational activities.
participating in online educational activities.
taking or teaching a university-level course.
successfully completing AMWA Self-Study Workbooks.
publishing articles or books.
maintaining a professional membership.
Read the Recertification Handbook
Download the Recertification Tracking Spreadsheet
View a Sample Recertification Tracking Spreadsheet
Recertification Fees and Deadlines
If you choose to recertify by educational activities, your completed MWC Recertification Application and Recertification Tracking Spreadsheet must be completed and submitted with the recertification fee of $375 before September 1 of the year your certification expires.
If you choose to recertify by exam, your completed MWC Recertification Application and exam fee of $495 is due 30 days before the exam window you choose.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the Recertification Application and links to pay the appropriate fee.
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