CPDM 1 – Essentials of Disability and Absence Management



CPDM1 - How It Benefits You

You’ll learn the nuts and bolts of an Integrated Disability & Absence Management (IDAM) Program. You’ll understand its components, how it’s measured, and the associated roles and responsibilities. Learn through up-to-the-minute content
revisions written in the era of COVID-19.

This course is the platform that prepares you for the next two courses in the
series when you’ll learn to put your knowledge to practice.

Key Takeaways:

What is an “IDAM”
The programs that comprise an IDAM
Measuring and monitoring an IDAM
Identifying cases that comprise IDAM concepts

Hear From Others About CPDM

Tanya Thompson is very knowledgeable in the subject matter. The case studies were very current and followed the trends of the day. (Kianga Humphries, Integrated Absence Specialist, TRISTAR Insurance Group)

Other Topics You'll Learn

How to provide comprehensive verbal and written explanation of what an IDAM program is, how it works in a company, and use cases to support your explanation

Take this Course if You Are

In human resources, health or benefits
A workers’ compensation professional
In a case management or claims role

Course Credit Hours

SHRM – 33 hours
CA-WC-CERT – 27 hours
CPWC – 12 hours
CPDM – 12 hours

IEA is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities.

CPDM1 Course Overview

Online Semester course


Tanya Thompson

Course Type

Semester Course



Dates & Times

6/09/2022 – 8/18/2022
Thursdays 11:30am – 12:30 pm PST
11 classes/11 weeks

Course Format

Blended Learning Format:
Weekly webinars led by subject matter expert
As well as access to Interactive on-demand modules.



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Several payment options available
including check.

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“The instructor was very engaging with students. This provided insight into how many employers handle absence management.” (K.Humphries, CPDM Integrated Absence Specialist with TRISTAR Insurance Group).