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
REOPENING RTWDM GRANDFATHERING
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 exam minimum of 70%.
Grandfathering is open until December 31, 2023.
The RTWDM online exam with virtual proctoring is available. The examination is 1 section in a 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.
For CEUs that do not appear on the Approved CEU List, Registrants & Education Stakeholders can submit a pre or post-approval applications for an education program.