Training for Absence and Disability Management


Can Your Organization Afford to Be Behind the Curve?
Employee absence and disability management is a complex jigsaw for most organizations. Federal and state laws and programs can be convoluted. Companies face unpredictable circumstances – exposure to expensive lawsuits, audits for compliance that can cost fees and penalties. Can your organization afford to be behind the curve?

Reduce replacement costs, productivity costs and compliance costs.
The Certified Professional in Disability Management (CPDM) curriculum provides the knowledge and skills you need to manage the day-to-day challenges of health insurance, disability/absence management, and workers’ compensation. Armed with the best tools in the industry, you can expertly implement an effective and cost efficient integrated absence and disability management program for your organization.

Enroll Today!
All three courses in this program start this week.  Start with CPDM 1 – Essentials of Disability and Absence Management, (Thursday, September 27th, 6:30-7:30pm pst).  Hear what others are saying about CPDM.

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The CPDM designation was developed by IEA in partnership with the Disability Managers Employer Coalition, DMEC.

Certified Professional in Disability Management CPDM


Can your organization afford to be behind the curve? The arena of Employee Disability and Absence Management is hugely complex!  Federal and state laws and programs can be convoluted. Companies like yours face unpredictable circumstances including exposure to expensive lawsuits and costly audits for compliance. All of this can mean huge costs and potential for penalties.  Is your organization prepared?

The Certified Professional in Disability Management (CPDM), is a unique designation designed to provide the necessary knowledge and skills you need to manage the day-to-day challenges of health insurance, disability and absence management, and workers’ compensation. Armed with the best possible tools in the industry, you can confidently and expertly implement an effective, cost efficient Integrated Disability and Absence Management (IDAM) program for your organization.

All three courses in this program start the week of February 19th. Time to get started!

Enroll Today!

The CPDM designation was developed by IEA in partnership with the Disability Managers Employer Coalition, DMEC.

Disability And Absence Management Books and Exams


BOOKS & EXAMS 

DISABILITY AND ABSENCE MANAGEMENT COURSES

Many of IEA’s books and exams are provided by curriculum material specialists. This page will assist you in locating the materials required for your specific academic studies. Once you have located your program, choose the course title and follow the steps to locate the recommended materials.

DISABILITY AND ABSENCE MANAGEMENT MATERIALS

CLICK EACH BOX TO VIEW MATERIALS

How to locate your Books and Exams :

1. Click the “ENTER” button.

2. Click the “Add to Cart” Button for the book, Terms of the Trade, by the Disability Management Employer Coalition.

3. From the Shopping Cart page, press the “back” button in your browser to return to the DMEC Bookstore page.

4. Click the “Add to Cart” Button for the book, Tools of the Trade, by the Disability Management Employer Coalition.

5. Click the “Continue to Checkout” Button.

How to locate your Books and Exams :

1. Click the “ENTER” button.

2. Click the “Add to Cart” Button for the book, Terms of the Trade, by the Disability Management Employer Coalition.

3. From the Shopping Cart page, press the “back” button in your browser to return to the DMEC Bookstore page.

4. Click the “Add to Cart” Button for the book, Tools of the Trade, by the Disability Management Employer Coalition.

5. Click the “Continue to Checkout” Button.

How to locate your Books and Exams :

1. Click the “ENTER” button.

2. Click the “Add to Cart” Button for the book, The Return to Work Program Manual, by the Disability Management Employer Coalition

3. Click the “Continue to Checkout” Button.

How to locate your Books and Exams :

1. Click the “ENTER” button.

2. Click the “Add to Cart” Button for the book, The Case Manager’s Handbook – 4th Edition, by Catherine Mullahy

3. Click the “Proceed to Checkout” Button.

Disability And Absence Management Program


PROGRAMS & COURSES

DISABILITY AND ABSENCE MANAGEMENT

Certified Professional in Disability Management (CPDM)

We live and work in an era where many variables change on a constant basis. Fortunately the impact of unpredictable and often challenging circumstances can be greatly minimized by implementing an effective Integrated Disability and Absence Management (IDAM) program. When efficiently implemented, IDAM significantly increases an organization’s productivity, reduces costs, and minimizes risk.

LEARNING PATH

Case Management Certification, Disability Management & Absence Management

Employee Disability and Leave Management is a complex arena for most organizations. Federal and state laws and programs can be convoluted, companies face unpredictable circumstances including exposure to expensive lawsuits, and audits for compliance that can cost fees and penalties. Can your organization afford to be behind the curve on this?

The CPDM curriculum, created by industry experts, is uniquely designed to provide the necessary knowledge and skills you need to manage the day-to-day challenges of health insurance, disability and absence management, and workers’ compensation. Armed with the best possible tools in the industry, you can confidently and expertly implement an effective and cost efficient IDAM program for your organization.

CPDM will help your organization reduce:

  • Replacement costs
  • Productivity costs
  • Compliance costs
  • Morale costs

Continuing Education Requirement
Six hours of continuing education in workers’ compensation or disability management are required each year. Click here for IEA On-Demand Videos and Live Seminars that qualify for  CPDM continuing education.  CE Credits are now submitted through your CE Credit Tracker on your IEA Learning Dashboard.

Further Information
For further information please download the Rules & Regulations as well as the CPDM Overview and Benefits.

CPDM –

CPDM courses must be taken in order starting with CPDM 1 and finishing with CPDM 3.  Courses cannot be taken concurrently. 

CPDM 1

FOUNDATIONS IN

DISABILITY & ABSENCE MANAGEMENT

CPDM 2

IDAM CONCEPTS

APPLIED KNOWLEDGE PART I

CPDM 3

DISABILITY MANAGEMENT

IMPLEMENTATION

AND SUSTAINABILITY

Reinstatement
You have worked hard to earn your CPDM. If your designation has lapsed, click here to learn about new opportunities to get reinstated.