WIC Competent Professional Authority Training - PILOT Training

Target Audience State and local agency personnel working as Nutritionists, Dietitians, Home Economists or Registered Nurses who will hold the job title of Competent Professional Authority in the WIC Program.
Course Length 2 days
Class Times Day 1: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Day 2: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description Purpose: To enable staff serving as Competent Professional Authorities(CPA) in the WIC program with the skills and information needed in order to provide services to participants.

This training will provide a comprehensive view of the role of the CPA including Anthropometrics, Diet Assessment, Risk Identification, Documentation, and Food Package Prescription, Referral and Scheduling and Benefits Issuance within the IWIC software system
  • Planner: Marlin D. Hollis, BA, MPA;
  • Performance Objectives Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • Demonstrate the program enrollment and certification process for various WIC participant categories including: applicant intake and scheduling, required anthropometric data collection based on identified standards, nutrition assessment and education as it relates to establishing a baseline for individual nutrition counseling and risk identification, food prescription, completion of case notes, benefit issuance, and referral.
  • Special Instructions In order for staff attending this training to receive the greatest benefit, the attendee should have at least one month of experience in the role of CPA. Attendees should also complete the following portions of the Competent Professional Authority Orientation Worksheet provided by IDHS: Introduction Overview of WIC and Illinois WIC Management Information System Basics.
    Course Code PT - WIC
    Clock Hours (Social Workers)
    Contact Hours RN:
    Registered Dietitian
    Trainer(s) Mina Caban, BS; Marlin Hollis, BA, MPA; Monica Murphy-Hayes, BS, CLE


    To register, please choose a date:

    Dates Location
    11/2/2021 - 11/3/2021 Online
    12/14/2021 - 12/15/2021 Online

    Additional classes scheduled by local agency request.