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LANA exam dates for Fall, 2013 are scheduled for September 3-September 30, 2013. LANA is in the planning stages of a new application process. Please check the website for further instructions in the near future.
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 2013 must submit an application for recertification or an application for inactive status postmarked by December 31st 2013. 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 regional representatives that service the United States and Canada? Regional representatives 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 regional reps and the states that they cover.
- Northeast is Wilma Morgan-Hazelwood, OTR/L: email@example.com (DC, DE, CT, MA, MD, ME, NH, NY, NJ, PA, RI, VA, VT, WV).
- Southeast is Margaret Secrest, PT: firstname.lastname@example.org (GA, NC, TN, FL, AL, SC, KY, Puerto Rico).
- Midwest is Katherine Jackson, OT: email@example.com (WI, OH, NE, KS, MN, MI, IN, IL, IA, MO).
- Southwest is Louisa Boyd: firstname.lastname@example.org (TX, LA, MS, NM, AR, OK, MEXICO).
- Northwest is Bridget Ralston: email@example.com, (WA,OR, MT, ID,ND,SD,WY,AK),
- West is Phyllis Harr, PT: firstname.lastname@example.org (NV, CA, CO, UT, AZ, HI).
All therapists who successfully pass the CLT-LANA exam are members of LANA. Your user ID and password have been reset. For everyone, your individual USER ID is your first name.last name i.e, sally.smith Your password is your certification number with 2 or 3 leading zeros depending on your number. The field is 6 digits which means if your certificate number is 3 digits, you have three leading zeros and then your certificate number; if your certificate number is 4 digits, you have two leading zeros. Please feel free to contact LANA if you have any questions of this recently implemented change.
LANA exam dates for Spring, 2013 are as follows: Monday, April 22 thru Saturday, May 11,2013. Applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2013 in order to be eligible for the Spring session. Please note that the fee for taking the LANA exam is $375.00. Please disregard any discrepancies you may find in the current CIB. We are working to revise all documents. Candidates interested in taking the examination should download the Candidate Information Brochure (CIB) and Application from the LANA website at www.clt-lana.org Please be sure to examine the CIB to review the criteria for testing and necessary paperwork to include. There is a tab on the left side of the home page for the "CIB" which contains full details regarding the exam process. To find a testing center in your area, please visit this website www.isoqualitytesting.com, select the tab for Testing Centers and then click "locate a testing center" and then follow the instructions. Please do not send your applications via UPS or FedEx as they cannot be delivered to the post office box. Please send by regular postal mail or, if you prefer, USPS Priority Mail.
LANA is looking for one LANA certified individual to represent CANADA. This individual will become a LANA regional representative. For full details on what this involves, please contact our LANA Association Manager, Pam Alvarez, at email@example.com.