Welcome to 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.
In Response to Inquiries About Starling's Principle of Fluid Exchange.
LANA® is aware that for the past two decades there has been a rethinking of Starling’s Principle. Because most references and textbooks continue to use the traditional understanding, for now Starling’s related exam questions will focus only on the traditional Starling’s forces and safety factors and their effect on fluid balance in the tissues. Exam candidates will not be required to distinguish between “traditional” Starling’s and the more recent interpretation.
For individuals who are interested in understanding the newer interpretation of the Starling’s Principle, the following readings are recommended. Be aware that the content of these readings is not currently the focus of exam questions.
1. Diseases of the Lymphatics. Browse, Burnand, and Mortimer eds, 2003 by CRC Press, Chapter 3
2. Levick JR: Revision of the Starling principle: new views of tissue fluid balance. J Physiol 557(3) (2004) p. 704. 2004.
3. Levick JR, Michel CC: Microvascular fluid exchange and the revised Starling principle. Cardiovascular Research 87(2):198-210. 2010
4. Mortimer PS, Rockson SG: New developments in clinical aspects of lymphatic disease. J. of Clinical Investigation 124(3):915-921. 2014.
All therapists who successfully pass the CLT-LANA exam are members of LANA. For everyone, your individual USER ID is your first name.last name i.e, sally.smith Your password is your certification number including the preceding zeros. Please contact LANA if you have any questions or difficulty logging on.
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).
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.