Welcome to LANA
Candidates wishing to take the LANA Certification Exam may apply to take the exam any time during the year. Results will be given immediately for those taking a computer based test. The Candidate Information Booklet and application is available to download on the left side of this home page under CANDIDATE INFO & EXAMS. Exam applications may be mailed to: LANA, P.O. Box 16183, St. Louis MO 63105 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions regarding the exam, please email email@example.com or call 773-756-8971.
When faced with illness, we strive to find healthcare practitioners with the highest level of expertise. Lymphology Association of North America (LANA) certification allows the lymphedema patient to identify therapists who have at least 135 hours of training through a qualified school that has honed their lymphedema therapy skills. The LANA certified therapist has passed a voluntary North American certification examination that tests the therapist’s knowledge of lymphedema management. The LANA certified therapist has demonstrated continued education and professional growth through the LANA recertification program. By choosing to be LANA certified, you are affirming your commitment to delivering the best lymphedema care. You are allowing your clients and colleagues to know that they have chosen a highly trained expert in lymphedema management.
LANA therapists whose certifications expire in 2014 must submit an application for recertification or an application for inactive status postmarked by December 31st 2014. Failure to apply for recertification or apply for inactive status by the deadline will place the therapist in expired status. Please click on LANA Recertification on the left side of this screen under BROWSE LANA for further details on how to apply. (Please note there has been a change in the deadline for therapists due to expire in the Spring. LANA has extended their deadline as there will be one expiration this year).
Effective January 1st, 2013: THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE LYMPHOLOGY ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA HAS REVISED THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS TO SIT FOR THE LANA EXAMINATION. Applicants who meet all other requirements will no longer have to obtain one year of experience in treating clients with lymphedema before submitting an application to sit for the exam. This revision is in line with many certifying and licensing bodies that administer their certification examinations soon after completion of training. This change will allow qualified individuals to submit applications in a more flexible time frame throughout the year based on their readiness to take the exam. All other requirements for eligibility are the same. Candidates should refer to the Candidate Information Brochure on the LANA website, www.clt-lana.org.
Are you aware that LANA has Board Members who serve as your Regional Liaisons? Regional Liaisons are your window to LANA and are available to help you if you have questions or are looking for a LANA therapist in your area. Here is a breakdown of the regions that the liaisons cover.
- Northeast is Wilma Morgan-Hazelwood, OTR/L: firstname.lastname@example.org (DC, DE, CT, MA, MD, ME, NH, NY, NJ, PA, RI, VA, VT, WV).
- Southeast is Margaret Secrest, PT: email@example.com (GA, NC, TN, FL, AL, SC, KY, Puerto Rico).
- Midwest is Katherine Jackson, OT: firstname.lastname@example.org (WI, OH, NE, KS, MN, MI, IN, IL, IA, MO).
- Southwest is Louisa Boyd, OT: email@example.com (TX, LA, MS, NM, AR, OK, MEXICO).
- Northwest is Bridget Ralston: firstname.lastname@example.org, (WA,OR, MT, ID,ND,SD,WY,AK),
- West is Phyllis Harr, PT: email@example.com (NV, CA, CO, UT, AZ, HI).
All therapists who successfully pass the CLT-LANA exam are members of LANA. Your user ID and password have been reset. For everyone, your individual USER ID is your first name.last name i.e, sally.smith Your password is your certification number with 2 or 3 leading zeros depending on your number. The field is 6 digits which means if your certificate number is 3 digits, you have three leading zeros and then your certificate number; if your certificate number is 4 digits, you have two leading zeros. Please feel free to contact LANA if you have any questions of this recently implemented change.