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Certified Professional in Disability Management

Attention all HR professionals, benefits administrators, and business owners!
Are you ready to become a Master in Disability and Absence Management? Take your expertise to the next level, drive your career upward, and earn a nationally recognized designation!


Imagine being equipped with the knowledge and skills to effectively mitigate the impact of unplanned leaves in any sized organization. Imagine knowing the mission-critical techniques, best practices and industry insights that boost your organization’s bottom line and set you apart in your industry! Earn your CPDM certification and gain a deep understanding of the essential components of an efficient absence management plan and how to apply them in real-world scenarios.

  • Instructor-Led or On-Demand
  • Tools and Course Materials

Certified Professional in Disability Management

  • 3 Classes
  • HRCI and SHRM approved
  • On-Demand or Instructor-Led
  • Full Certification Instructor-Led $1,615

    Payment plans available

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  • Full Certification On-Demand $1,480

    Payment plans available

    Individual Classes $1,647
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    Get designated

    Certification or credits provided upon completion

  • Self-paced

    Learn at your own pace with
    on-demand classes

  • Trusted teachers
    Trusted teachers

    Learn from renowned
    industry  professionals 

Individual Courses


Foundations in Disability & Absence Management

Learn the components involved in an holistic Integrated Disability and Absence Management (IDAM) program including the key roles and responsibilities associated with it, and the federal and state laws that apply.

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This dynamic class goes beyond theory and immerses you in real-life applications, equipping you with the tools to analyze case studies, frame problems, and develop effective solutions. With a focus on practical learning, you’ll gain the skills to navigate the complexities of absence management plan structure and identify the best course of action for resolution.

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Recognize the critical connection between absence management programs, employee and health care management, and the lasting effectiveness of your holistic integrated disability and absence management plan.

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“CPDM course curriculum has been outstanding.  As an HR professional, I found the office hours and weekly group discussions extremely helpful.  Not often do you find a group of like-minded professionals, learning and openly sharing their IDAM experiences, having this hour together weekly has helped me be aware of trends and best practices.”

Taryn J.

@ Taryn M Consulting

“Tanya Thompson is very knowledgeable in the subject matter. The case studies were very current and followed the trends of the day.”

Kianga H.

@ Tristar Insurance Group

“I learned a great deal from this course not only about IDAM processes but also about working together with a diverse team with differing personalities and work styles located across different time zones.”

Melissa S.

@ Amy's Kitchen

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who should earn the CPDM certification?

    The CPDM certification is ideal for anyone entering the arena of integrated benefits, or for professionals in the industry who are seeking to advance their career by earning a nationally recognized industry certification.

  • How long does it take to complete the whole certification?

    If you’re taking the instructor-led course you can complete the certification in just three semesters (about one year). On-demand students can complete the designation at their own pace.

  • Do I need to buy materials?

    You do not need to purchase additional materials for CPDM. All necessary materials are included.

  • Do I take a final exam to earn the designation?

    All quizzes, exams and assignments are included. Although you will have mid-terms and finals for each individual course, (CPDM1, CPDM2, and CPDM3), you do not need to take a cumulative exam at the end of the final course (CPDM3).

  • What if I miss a live webinar?

    If you are taking CPDM in live instructor led format and you are unable to attend the live event, you will have access to a recording of the live instructor session shortly after the conclusion. The recording will be accessible in the class portal.

  • Can I switch between the live and the on-demand formats?

    Yes! We you can switch from instructor-led to on-demand at any time (price difference will not be refunded). You can switch from on-demand to instructor-led, however, it must be before the starting date of the semester and will cost you an extra $50. Please contact us at support@ieatraining.org.

  • Is There a Continuing Education Requirement?

    CPDM graduates must submit 6 continuing education hours per year to keep their designation in good standing. Once you have completed the program you will be entered into a CE tracker and your CE requirement will take effect for the following calendar year. For example, if you earn your CPDM in 2022, you must submit 6 CEUs  by December 31st, 2023.

  • My CPDM lapsed, what now?

    If your CPDM has lapsed, there are options for reinstatement. Email support@ieatraining.org for full details.


  • Does IEA offer Payment Plans?

    Yes! IEA can help you optimize your budget. We have payment plan options at checkout. Simply choose the “Shop Pay” option during enrollment and then choose the plan that’s best for you.