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Why getting a lymphedema certification is right for you?

Therapists looking to build their business must also build their competency. That’s where the Academy of Lymphatic Studies comes in. We are the leading school in the United States for lymphedema training for health care professionals with our Complete Lymphedema Certification, Lymphedema Management Seminar, Advanced Lymphedema Management courses and more. In our courses, you’ll get hands-on training from highly qualified and certified instructors with years of experience in education and treatment. Our goal is to ensure you get the absolute best learning experience possible

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Online and Live Courses

Online Courses

The Academy of Lymphatic Studies offers an array of online classes including Anatomy of the Lymphatic System, Complications in Lymphedema, Billing for Lymphedema, and more. Courses range in length from 5-12 hours and can be completed at your convenience.

Live Courses

Do you value a hands-on, in-depth approach? Our live Certification and Seminar courses were built on the Academy’s 23 years of expertise in Lymphedema Management Training. We offer our classes in locations nationwide. To select the one that’s right for you, or to request more information, view our full course list here.

What You'll Learn


Complete Lymphedema Certification

The Complete Lymphedema Certification Course is an intensive 135-hour certification training medical professionals to successfully treat and manage lymphedema affecting different parts of the body.

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Lymphedema Management Seminar

The Lymphedema Management Seminar serves as an introduction to the management of upper and lower extremity lymphedema (primary and secondary) focused on increasing the understanding of proper lymphedema management and other conditions.

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Manual Lymph Drainage Certification (Vodder Technique)

This certification course is a careful balance between lecture topics and hands-on lessons that serves as an introduction to the techniques and applications of Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD), as developed by Emil Vodder, Ph.D

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Advanced and Refresher Courses

These courses have been designed to further the education of healthcare professionals and CLT's. Our primary objective is to provide the highest quality education. We are continuously developing and expanding our curriculum, so make sure to stay tuned!

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Online Courses

The Academy of Lymphatic Studies offers an array of online classes including Anatomy of the Lymphatic System, Complications in Lymphedema, Billing for Lymphedema, and more. Courses range in length from 5-12 hours and can be completed at your convenience.

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Upcoming Events

June 22 12:00 am - December 31 11:59 pm

CLT Refresher / Recertification

Online
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July 8 12:00 am - July 16 11:59 pm

Complete Lymphedema Certification

Toronto, ON Canada
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July 8 12:00 am - July 11 11:59 pm

Lymphedema Management Seminar

Palm Beach Gardens, FL
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What Our Graduates Have To Say

“Marina and ACOLS provided a well-structured and extremely informative certification course that has me not only feeling ready to treat but excited to go out and apply my knowledge.” –Stacey Fisher, PT, DPT, CSCS

What Our Graduates Have To Say

“I came to this course with minimal understanding of Lymphedema and what is involved to treat it. I walked away with a wealth of knowledge, confidence, resources, and a true understanding on how to help my future patients, so thank you for this.”–Niral Patel, OTR/L

What Our Graduates Have To Say

“The class gave me a solid foundation to build on in areas of anatomy of the lymphatic system in relation to the normal physiology and understanding the effects of the pathophysiology. This enabled me to educate physicians, insurance companies and patients. I have been able to obtain results with every patient that has undergone Manual Lymph Drainage.” –Don Landis, PT

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