Competent Professional Authority Training 

This training will provide an overview of the Competent Professional Authority (CPA) role in performing WIC services including risk assessment, food package assignment, nutrition and breastfeeding education, and referrals. It will help the participant to apply WIC policy, based on federal regulations, to CPA functions. The participant will gain skills in client centered services to better serve the clients in their programs and to function as WIC team members.

CPA Training is consistent with Accreditation Management Evaluation (ACME) standards.

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.
2021 Virtual CPA Training Agenda

WIC Virtual Training Binder

2021 Dates & Locations

January 27-28, 2021
Virtual Training

March 17-18, 2021
Virtual Training

July 27-28, 2021
Virtual Training
Registration closes on July 20, 2021

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September 28-29, 2021
Virtual Training
Registration closes on September 21, 2021

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Pre-requisite required? No


  • MI-WIC All-Clinic Staff Training
  • MI-WIC CPA Training
  • MI-WIC One Year Certification and the Child Evaluation Appointment
  • Describe how to properly screen and assess the client’s nutrition status and health concerns, then assign appropriate risk factors.
  • Describe how to incorporate client-centered and critical thinking skills in nutrition assessment, education and documentation.
  • Identify appropriate referrals with the community to meet client’s needs.
  • Demonstrate proper food package assignments pertaining to client’s risks and preferences, while maintaining compliance with federal regulations and policy.
  • Demonstrate how to properly process common food packages changes and manage benefits.
  • Describe the key education points for client food redemption of authorized foods and utilization of benefits.
  • Identify ways to support breastfeeding through assessment of the breastfeeding dyad and make appropriate, timely referrals.

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

  • Nancy Erickson
  • Tara Fischer
  • Maggie Tignanelli
  • Marji Cyrul
  • Tina Hickey

Required for these WIC positions:

  • CPA (within 1 year)
  • RD/RDN (within 1 year)
  • Coordinator (within 1 year)
  • NE Coordinator (within 1 year) Modules:

  1. MI-WIC All Clinic Staff Training
  2. MI-WIC CPA Training
  3. MI-WIC One Year Certification and the Child Evaluation Appointment

Maximum Participants:  24
Trainings per Year:  4

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.