LDT Certification Programs
1. Lymph Drainage Therapy Techniques Certification (LTC)
The Lymph Drainage Therapy Techniques Certification Program signifies advanced skill in the application of lymph drainage therapy. This certification involves extensive study, written exams and hands-on testing. LTC is not a lymphedema certification program (see LLCC)
The benefits of LDT certification are many. As a LDT-certified therapist you:
Affirm your capabilities and understanding of the techniques
Build confidence in the minds of your patients/clients that you are highly skilled in this modality
Substantiate your qualifications with potential patients/clients and referring practitioners
Play a pivotal role in securing the rights of all qualified therapists to practice LDT
Receive a frameable certificate indicating certified status.
Certification Process, Individual Study
A 50-question objective written exam, which is administered at Lymph Drainage Therapy Advanced 1 (LDTA1). If you did not take this test on the last day of the LDTA1 class, you can make arrangements through the LDT Certification Coordinator to take it at a future date and location. Why wait? Sign up today to take this exam at your LDTA1 class!
A practical hands-on exam that may include material from the previous LDT courses you have taken. This exam is scheduled on an individual basis with an approved examiner. Further information is provided upon completion of the objective exam.
A 35-question objective written test based on the material in Dr. Chikly's two-DVD series Dissection of the Human Lymphatic System.
Submission of three different case studies with mapping and photos (as applicable). Instructions for submission are provided upon completion of the objective exam.
LDT Advanced level 1 (LDTA1)
Sign up today to take your 50-question objective exam at LDTA1 and start on the track to Lymph Drainage Therapy Techniques Certification (LTC)!
Please Note: LTC recertification is required every three years, and may be earned by acting as a participant or as a teaching assistant in Lymph DrainageTherapy 2 (LDT2) or higher.
2. Lymphedema Management Certification
ACOLS is now providing our lymphedema certification.
This certification fulfills the requirements needed to take the national certification testing of the Lymphology Association of North America (LANA).
To read more about LANA qualifications, go to:
And for Frequently Asked Questions regarding LANA certification: