The objectives and purposes of the organization shall be to promote standards for the certification of healthcare professionals who help individuals with lymphedema and/or related disorders manage their lymphedema and to promote lymphedema awareness and the science of lymphology.

The Lymphology Association of North America (LANA) is a non-profit corporation comprised of healthcare professionals experienced in the management of lymphedema. Having recognized the need for a national certification examination for lymphedema therapists, LANA tests knowledge considered fundamental in the management of lymphedema.