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.**
2 days
Class Times
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

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

  • CLASS REGISTRATION
  • February 7-8, 2023: registration closes January 27, 2023
  • March 14-15, 2023: registration closes March 3, 2023
  • April 18-19, 2023; registration closes April 7, 2023
  • May 9-10, 2023: registration closes April 28, 2023
  • June 6-7, 2023:  registration closes May 26, 2023
  • July 11-12, 2023: registration closes June 30, 2023
  • August 15-16, 2023: registration closes August 4, 2023
  • September 12-13, 2023: registration closes September 1, 2023
  • October 3-4, 2023: registration closes September 22, 2023
  • November  7-8,  2023: registration closes October 27, 2023
  • December 5-6, 2023: registration closes November 24, 2023
  • January 16-17, 2024: registration closes January 5, 2024 
  • February 6-7, 2024: registration closes January 26, 2024
  • March 12-13, 2024: registration closes March 1, 2024
  • April 9-10, 2024; registration closes March 29, 2024
  • May 7-8, 2024: registration closes April 26, 2024
  • June 4-5, 2024:  registration closes May 24, 2024

Additional Information

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.

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
PT - WIC
RN:
Trainer(s)
Mina Caban, BS; Marlin Hollis, BA, MPA; Monica Murphy-Hayes, BS, CLE
Training Type

Upcoming Events

Feb 06, 2024 - Feb 08, 2024 - Virtual: Offered as 3 consecutive morning sessions beginning at 9 AM and ending at 12:45 PM.
Apr 09, 2024 - Apr 11, 2024 - Virtual: Offered as 3 consecutive morning sessions beginning at 9 AM and ending at 12:45 PM.
Jun 04, 2024 - Jun 06, 2024 - Virtual: Offered as 3 consecutive morning sessions beginning at 9 AM and ending at 12:45 PM.