Advanced Competent Professional Authority Training

The Advanced CPA training has been completely revamped to accommodate the virtual training environment.  Participants will spend the morning discussing concepts that support advancing the practices of a CPA to focus on changing health outcomes in the family with the ultimate goal of creating healthier communities. Continuity of care, assessment, training new staff and working specifically to meet Michigan WIC’s 5-year plan for improving health outcomes will be the topics covered. The morning is highly interactive, relying on participant input to drive the training.

In the afternoon, a live MI-WIC session is used to apply the concepts from the morning.  Using test clients and scenarios, participants will use their client-centered skills to guide the trainer in creating documentation that captures the complete client assessment and will assure the best continuity of care is possible.

To fully participate and receive CEUs for the training, participants will need to log in with a computer or phone that has both audio and video capabilities.

Please check recommended pre-requisites before registration.

Registration Fee


Virtual Agenda

Please log-on to the Zoom link 10-15 minutes before the training to ensure that your technology is working. Cameras and mics are required.

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m
WIC Advanced CPA Training Agenda

WIC Virtual Training Binder

2021 Dates & Locations

March 25, 2021
Virtual Training

April 21, 2021
Virtual Training
Registration closes on April 14, 2021

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June 30, 2021
Virtual Training
Registration closes on June 23, 2021

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July 21, 2021
Virtual Training
Registration closes on July 14, 2021

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Pre-requisite required? No

Recommended: CPA Training

  • Be able to view and define WIC as a public health program.
  • Understand and state how MI MWIC contributes to the overall health of the community.
  • Be able to define and give examples of continuity of care in the role as an Advanced CPA.
  • Demonstrate documentation and client-centered skills that will allow for the best care of the participant and provide data that will ensure the viability of the program.

This training provides continuing education hours for Nurses.  A Certificate of Attendance with educational hours will be provided for healthcare professionals who can self-report. For questions, contact

  • Tara Fischer
  • Joyce Bryant
  • Monica Smith

Recommended for these WIC positions:

  • CPA (required within 2 years)
  • RD/RDN (required within 1 year)
  • Coordinator (required within 1 year)
  • NE Coordinator (required within 1 year)

Maximum Participants:  20
Trainings per Year:  5 

All participants registering in advance will receive a Participant Reminder with the training details. If you do not receive a confirmation email prior to the event, or if you have any questions regarding registration, please contact MPHI at (517) 324-8330.
This policy is available for you to read during the registration process under “Terms and Conditions” prior to submitting your registration.