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Become a Hyperbaric Certified - Program Director (HC-PD)

Why Certification is Right For You!

You don't need an MBA to become a hyperbaric or wound care program director, but there is a certain set of knowledge, skills, and competence that makes the job a lot less-stressful. We're here to help you make the leap from wherever you are to your dream career in clinic management.

The Certified Hyperbaric Program Director pathway is specifically designed to support YOUR success. That's why WCEP students have some of the highest completion rates and passing test scores of any of the top educators in the field of hyperbaric medicine. No matter where you live you can study online in your spare time. The live-virtual 2-day workshop is conveniently held via livestream webinar, and you have up to six-months after enrollment to attend a workshop and qualify for your HC-PD.

WE BELIEVE IN YOU even if you don't yet. And we're here to help support you even after you're certified. With continuing education and specialization courses to help enhance your knowledge and success as a Hyperbaric Certified - Program Director.




This certification provides new and seasoned program directors the knowledge, skills, and competence to lead their clinic to next level of success by increasing revenues, expanding your referral base, and tighten operations.

This intense course is a hyrid of on-demand/online learning + a live-vritual (livestream) workshop. 

Certificate Candidates will complete the following learning modules:

  • Business of Wound Care and HBO 2-day live-virtual (livestream) workshop (16 CME/CEU hours)
  • Indications and Contraindications for the Use Of HBO2 (online/on-demand course)
  • Overview of the Role of Hyperbaric Safety Director (online/on-demand course)
  • Certification Exam (online)

The 2-day workshop is a live-virtual (livestream) event taught by expert faculty, Michael White, MD, UHMS, MMM, CWS; and Gretchen Dixon, MBA, RN, CCS. The livestream workshop is held multiple times per year. 

Certificate Candidates must attend the livestream workshop + complete all online/on-demand learning modules within 6 months of enrolling in the certification pathway.


The goals and objectives of this certification pathway are to: 

  • Provide a comprehensive, in-depth certification pathway addressing the key fundamental knowledge, skills, and competencies which will assist the candidate in managing a hyperbaric and/or wound care center effectively.
  • Provide new or experienced program directors with a stronger skill set, more credibility, and greater effectiveness as a program director, no matter your background. 
  • Provide the Candidate with an interactive, safe learning environment during the 2-day live-virtual workshop to uncover the weaknesses, gaps, and inefficiencies that are holding your clinic back from success, and receive real-time mentorship from expert faculty, and peers. 

Upon completion of the required learning modules, Candidates will be able to should be able to:

  • Market an HBO/wound care program effectively with little or no budget in order to connect patients with the care they need.
  • Understand who are the potential referral physicians/referral sources, and learn how to connect with them.
  • Overcome difficulties in connecting HBO candidates with necessary care in an HBO/wound care clinic.
  • Understand ICD-10-CM billing and coding for wound care/HBO with the goal of improved coding accuracy.
  • Lead efficient clinic operations in order to support long-term program success. 
TOPICS covered in this course include
  • Business Plan: For New or Established Wound Care Centers

  • Physician’s Evaluation Documentation For HBO Therapy

  • Documentation, ICD-10-CM Coding and Billing Services

  • Marketing to Build Revenue Streams

  • HBO Supervision + Visit & HBO Therapy

  • Capturing Nursing Resource Utilization In Providing Patient Wound Care

  • SWOT Analysis

  • Laws Against Healthcare Fraud

  • UHMS Approved Indications for the Use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

  • Contraindications, Complications and Risks Associated with HBO

  • Role of the Hyperbaric Safety Director

Textbooks included
  • UHMS Indications Manual
  • UHMS Guidelines for HBO2 Facilities
  • Policies and Procedural Guidelines for Hyperbaric Facilities
Accreditation Statements

Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society and Wound Care Education Partners. The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Full Disclosure Statement: All faculty members and planners participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored by Wound Care Education Partners are expected to disclose to the participants any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. Full disclosure of faculty and planner relevant financial relationships will be made at the activity.

UHMS Disclaimer: The information provided at this CME activity is for Continuing Medical Education purposes only. The lecture content, statements or opinions expressed, however, do not necessarily represent those of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS), its affiliates or its employees.

Nursing Credits: 16.0 hours nursing CEUs

Wound Care Education Partners is a Florida based company and a licensed CE Provider through the Florida State Board of Nursing and the CE is reciprocal for nurses in the United States. Florida nursing credits are reciprocal and approved for nurses within all states. Receiving credit for Florida providers is simple, complete the course and our staff will upload your credits directly to the Florida State database. For out of state credit, we provide the necessary paperwork for you to file with the respective nursing board.

CHT/CHRN: This course is classified as Category B for CEU credits with with the NBDHMT.

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