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Scope of Practice

Return to Work Disability Managers, RTWDMs have specialized expertise in developing, coordinating & implementing timely & effective individualized return to work programs following illness or injuries, to enable clients to return to productive & meaningful participation in job duties while ensuring their safety & the safety of others in the workplace. Registrants with this specialty possess a unique set of knowledge, experiences, skills, as well as the ability to determine & apply interventions & strategies, which are used to support affected worker, employers, unions, health care providers & any other stakeholder. Registrants with this specialty are responsible for minimizing the impact of illness or injuries on workers, coworkers, employers & organizations while maximizing the recovery of the affected worker.

Areas of Expertise

  • Prevention Programs
  • Health & Wellness
  • Prevention & Safety programs for increase in employee satisfaction & reduction in injury rate & duration
  • Case Management, development & monitoring of return to work programs, increased return to work rate
  • Transitional Work & Accommodation, reduced costs & full compliance with employment-related laws


We are excited to announce the extension of the Grandfathering for the Return to Work Disability Manager, RTWDM credential!
The RTWDM credential is of continuing interest to applicants & having further access to grandfathering to this credential is a means of enhancing professional qualifications.

After the Grandfathering phase certification eligibility criteria is based on experience &/or formal education as well as the passing of an examination.

Grandfathering is open until December 31, 2024.

RTWDM & RTWDM Grandfathering eligibility & Application Process

For applicants that do not meet the RTWDM Grandfathering eligibility can apply to be evaluated.

RTWDM eligibility & Application Process

The RTWDM online exam with virtual proctoring is available for new applicants that do not meet the RTWDM grandfathering eligibility. The examination is one 3 hour session. It is a competency exam on Disability Management, consisting of 180 skill-based, multiple-choice & scenario questions. If a rewrite is required fees are payable to CVRP, online exam provider & virtual proctor. An applicant must sit the examination within 1 year of application submission. 

Core Competencies/Domains of Learning

Approved CEU List

For CEUs that do not appear on the approved CEU List, Registrants & Education Stakeholders can submit a pre or post-approval application for an education program.

CEU post-approval application

CEU pre-approval application

Certification Renewal & Compliance

Registration Polices

If you would like more information, please contact CVRP.