LLE® Certification FAQs

Question:

What is the LLE?

Answer:

The LLE is a comprehensive certification program that prepares the wound care professional for the credential in Lymphedema Lower Extremity Management. Having incorporated a “state of the art” skill set and theoretical framework, certified wound care professionals can significantly differentiate themselves with a mastery level of expertise in wound, lymphedema and edema management.

Question:

What does LLE stand for?

Answer:

LLE stands for Lymphedema Lower Extremity

Question:

What are eligibility requirements for the LLE?

Answer:

The LLE certification is designed and intended solely for health care professionals who currently hold a wound care certification from a nationally accredited program. Active unrestricted license as an RN, LPN/LVN, NP, PA, PT, PTA, OT, or Physicians. Documentation of active involvement in the care of wound care patients or in management, education or research directly related to wound care while actively licensed for at least two (2) years full-time/four (4) years part-time within the past five (5) years. Successful graduate of Norton “Edema Solutions for Wound Specialists” course and passing score on the EWS examination.

Question:

Who offers the course in Lymphedema Lower Extremity Management?

Answer:

Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy. The course title is “Edema Solutions for Wound Specialists” Click here for information about Norton School.

Question:

What can I expect on the test?

Answer:

The LLE Certification examination is an objective, multiple choice test consisting of up to 110 questions with a total testing time of two (2) hours.

Question:

When billing Medicare, they use HCPCS codes. Will an RN with an LLE certification will fall into a different HSPCS code for billing Medicare?

Answer:

HCPCS Codes do not differ because of certification

Question:

HCPCS procedure codes are used when billing Medicare for certain products/services. Will an RN with LLE certification be able to bill Medicare for his/her services using these codes?

Answer:

Being LLE certified does not impact a practitioner’s ability to bill for services. That is determined by the professional license issued to them by the state board governing their profession