IWIC Competent Professional Authority 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. **This training is designed for staff who did not attend the original IWIC software training.**
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;
  • CLASS REGISTRATION
  • February 8 - 9, 2022: registration closes January 28, 2022
  • March 22 - 23, 2022: registration closes March 11, 2022
  • April 12 - 13, 2022: registration closes April 1, 2022
  • May 10 - 11, 2022: registration closes April 29, 2022
  • June 7 - 8, 2022: registration closes May 27, 2022
  • 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 must also complete the following on the CPA Orientation checklist:
    • 1. Illinois WIC Management Information System (MIS) Basics – All sections
    • 2. Review Administration PPM sections 4.1, 11.4 and 14
    • 3. Review Certification Standards PPM 4.3, 5 and addenda(s)
    • 4. Nutrition IWIC Assessment Guides (all categories)
    • 5. Review Nutrition Risk Criteria
    • 6. Review Nutrition Education PPM section 4.2, 6.1
    • 7. Review Supplemental Food Delivery PPM section 5.1, 7
    • 8. Illinois WIC Food Package Tables
    • 9. Illinois Authorized WIC Food List
    • 10. Complete the New User System Access Request; Initial Log In and Enrollment in both the Training & Production Environments; and WIC Coordinator must log into both the Training and Production environments to activate Staff Accounts & Assigning Roles.
    • By registering for this training, I certify I have completed the above Pre-Work to attend IWIC CPA Training
    • In order to receive a certificate of completion, you must attend both days and complete the assigned training scenarios.
    Course Code PT - WIC
    Attendance
    Clock Hours (Social Workers)
    Contact Hours
    IBCLC
    Registered Dietitian
    Trainer(s) Mina Caban, BS; Marlin Hollis, BA, MPA; Monica Murphy-Hayes, BS, CLE

    Events

    To register, please choose a date:

    Dates Location
    4/12/2022 - 4/13/2022 Online
    5/10/2022 - 5/11/2022 Online
    6/7/2022 - 6/8/2022 Online
    7/12/2022 - 7/13/2022 Online
    8/9/2022 - 8/10/2022 Online
    9/6/2022 - 9/7/2022 Online
    10/4/2022 - 10/5/2022 Online
    11/8/2022 - 11/9/2022 Online
    12/6/2022 - 12/7/2022 Online
    1/10/2023 - 1/11/2023 Online
    2/7/2023 - 2/8/2023 Online
    3/14/2023 - 3/15/2023 Online
    4/11/2023 - 4/12/2023 Online
    5/9/2023 - 5/10/2023 Online
    6/6/2023 - 6/7/2023 Online

    Additional classes scheduled by local agency request.