Welcome to LANA
LANA accepts applications throughout the year for Board of Director (BOD) positions. Elections are held once a year prior to the Fall Board meeting. Board Members serve two-year terms. In order to be included in the Fall election, applications must be submitted prior to June 1st of that year. Persons interested in applying should review the “Responsibilities of LANA Board Members” document at the end of this application. Please mail your completed application, along with your current resume and a copy of your current 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 2015 must submit an application for recertification or an application for inactive status postmarked by December 31st 2015. 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).