Welcome to LANA
The LANA office will be will be working on shortened hours beginning Monday, August 3.
In this unprecedented era of Covid/19 we have all been challenged.
LANA has have received communications from many of training programs describing their innovative approaches to providing training in the time of social distancing.
In response to these necessary adjustments to providing training for Lymphedema therapists, LANA has commissioned a job analysis survey through Prometric/SMT. In this survey we hope to answer fundamental questions regarding the current essentials of Lymphology and needs of our lymphedema therapists in providing care to patients.
Our intention in proceeding with this extremely expensive and complicated venture is to communicate closely with our training program colleagues and help guide curriculum and delivery of coursework in the future. Unfortunately, we have not yet completed this job analysis survey and indeed it will not be completed until January or February 2021. In the meantime, our original criteria for LANA examination eligibility remains in place. Namely we continue to require 135 hours of training with 1/3 study and book learning 2/3 or 90 hours of hands-on training.
LANA is very excited to announce that you are now able to schedule and sit for your exam from the safety of your home. Working with our exam administration partner, Prometric, we have implemented a remote proctoring solution that is now available to all candidates immediately. You will need a camera, microphone, quiet and well-lit room, and clean area if you wish to utilize this testing solution. Simply follow the registration instructions previously emailed to you and click or ask for the remote proctored option.
To prepare for your exam session you will:
• CLICK HERE to review the ProProctor User Guide in preparation for your exam.
• Carefully read the Remote Proctoring Regulations listed below and adjust your testing environment accordingly.
• PRIOR to your exam launch, CLICK HERE to install the ProProctor Application and perform a System Check
Some testing sites are open, following CDC guidelines. For a list of open sites please visit: https://www.prometric.com/site-openings
If you are looking to schedule a new appointment, you can search for available appointments on our website, www.iqttesting.com.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Online Educational Offerings – discounts for CLT-LANAs
LANA Educational Sponsors have given a unique opportunity of discounted online courses to CLT-LANA
specials! Here is a lists of Sponsors participating:
ACOLS – 50% off on the online
CLT Refresher use promo code LANA50
Dr. Vodder School
International – 10% off online level 1 theory course LANA10%
Healthy-Steps - 15% discount on Online Instructor Training Workshop
Klose Training – 10% off on
all online training use promo code LANA10%
Monach Training – 10 % off on
all online training use promo code LANA
Happen to miss a webinar series? You can still review using the following links
Please note, these can not be used towards LANA recertification because we can not verify participation.
You Are More Than Just Your Hands; speaker: Andrea Brennan
#1 Webinar Series by Sigvaris in association with LANA
Wound Related Problems in Lymphedema; Speaker: Yvette Miers
#2 Webinar Series by Sigvaris in association with LANA
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 accepts applications throughout the year for Examination Committee positions. Applicants should be LANA certified. Applications are reviewed and successful applicants will be notified prior to Examination meeting currently held annually in the Spring. Members of the Committee will serve a minimum of two years. In order to be included in the Examination Committee meeting for the current year, applications should be submitted prior to January 30th of that year. Persons interested in applying must review the “Responsibilities of the LANA Examination Committee” document at the end of this application. Please mail your completed application, along with your current resume and a copy of your current professional license to LANA, P.O. Box 16183, St. Louis, MO 63105. You may also email your completed application, along with your current resume and a copy of your current license to: Katina Kirby at: email@example.com
The LANA Board of Directors congratulates and supports ALL candidates who have passed the certification examination. The board values ALL members of LANA and their contributions to their communities and to their patients. Our recent American National Standards accreditation and the recognition that our status has achieved is valuable. The CLT-LANA certification held by certified therapists is valid and is important, as well as being relevant clinically, academically and professionally.
The LANA Board of Directors is not promoting nor encouraging LANA members to seek recertification earlier than necessary. However, anyone who has current CLT-LANA certification who would like to re-certify early in order to have a certificate that states the new accreditation status, may do so by meeting the same criteria that would be needed for recertification at their regular time. Early recertification will start a new time clock for applicants who choose this route, i.e. the therapist will need to renew their certification 6 years from the date of the recertification.
LANA® has been awarded accreditation by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under ISO/IEC 17024:2012 for the CLT-LANA® credentialing program. ANSI is based in Washington, DC and was founded in 1918 to facilitate the development of standards and conformity assessment systems in the United States. ANSI adheres to a rigorous internationally recognized ISO/IEC 17011 standard for accreditation bodies, this accreditation process ensures that the organization conforms to the highest accreditation standard and represents the best practices in accreditation. ANSI is the US ambassador to the International Organization of Standardization (ISO) and accredits organizations in the US and globally to meet internationally accepted practices for accreditation bodies. ANSI accreditation has become the hallmark of a quality certification program. ANSI accreditation is good for a 5-year period and LANA will be subject to on-going demonstration of continuous improvements under the ISO/IEC 17024 standard.