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The North American Lymphedema Education Association (NALEA) is dedicated to establishing and maintaining the highest standards of lymphedema education in North America. NALEA member schools are committed to teaching the most up-to-date knowledge and evidence-based practice to therapists seeking lymphedema certification. NALEA member schools are devoted to fostering high-quality communication among lymphedema therapists and to supporting certified lymphedema therapists with continuing education opportunities.


NALEA functions to:

  1. Disseminate information regarding training standards to medical professionals, lymphedema patients, certified lymphedema therapists, and prospective students.
  2. Inform certified therapists of important developments and current research in the field of lymphedema management.
  3. Monitor the content, scope, and delivery models of its member schools' curricula.
  4. Maintain qualifications and standards for lymphedema instructors of member schools.
  5. Uphold and strengthen the skills and knowledge base of trained therapists via recertification programs.
  6. Provide an endorsement of quality to member schools by issuing the NALEA logo for posting on member websites and other informational materials.
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