About LANA

In 1998, an American Cancer Society Workshop on Breast Cancer Treatment-Related Lymphedema recommended that certification guidelines be established to assure that
specific lymphedema treatments and facilities met state of the art criteria. In
2000, the founding Directors, comprised of healthcare professionals, including
physicians, nurses, and therapists in various disciplines, acknowledged the
need for a North American certification examination and LANA was incorporated
as a non-profit certification board. Through the support of grants from the
American Cancer Society, continued annual support from NorthShore University
HealthSystem and by generous contributions from our past and present sponsors,
the Lymphdema Association of North America (LANA) has been offering the
certification examination since 2001.

The LANA examination has been written and administered under the guidance of Schroeder
Measurement Technologies, Inc. For more than 20 years, SMT has been providing
comprehensive exam development and administration services to certification
organizations and licensing agencies worldwide.

CLT-LANA credentialing offers assurance to the public that the therapist has achieved
the highest level of competency in the profession and has stayed current with
advancements in the field. It promotes advancement in the profession of
lymphedema therapy and lymphatic treatments and shares in your commitment to
building the best practice outcomes for your patients requiring lymphedema

All sponsors are listed alphabetically by level on this website.

How do I become a LANA Sponsor?