The Certified Professional in Disability Management

Become a Master in Disability Management.
Earn a nationally recognized designation! Learn proven tools and strategies that mitigate the impact of unplanned leaves in any sized organization.

Your Roadmap to Mastering Disability Management

What is an Integrated Disability and Absence Management (IDAM) program?

Explore this concept in CPDM1, the foundations course.
Then progress through CPDM2 and CPDM3 sequentially to
learn the essential components of an efficient
IDAM and its practical application to real world scenarios.

CPDM1
CPDM2
CPDM3

What Will CPDM Do for YOU?

You'll Earn a Renowned Designation

CPDM is unrivaled in its rigorous curriculum and up-to-the-minute content. You’ll join an alumni of more than 2,500 successful professionals in a range of companies spread across all 50 states.

Distinguishes You as an Expert

You’ll impress employers and stakeholders alike by your ability to streamline processes and coordinate actions so that compliance tracking and compensation all work together with optimal efficiency.

Accelerates Your Career Success

CPDM graduates are highly sought after by prominent corporations as well as multi-sized public entities and earn on average $80,000 per year.

How to Enroll

CPDM courses must be taken and passed sequentially. Enroll in CPDM1 first and then progress through CPDM2 and CPDM3. Courses can be purchased a-la-carte, or you can purchase all three together and save 20% on enrollment fees.

CPDM Materials

All necessary materials including exams for CPDM are included within the course and the course pricing. No need to purchase any additional materials.

CPDM Full Designation

Although the CPDM series must be taken sequentially starting with CPDM1 – Foundations, you have the option to purchase the entire series all at once. This way you save on training dollars and are protected from any fee increases over the term of your studies.

Purchase all three CPDM courses on-demand
$1,480

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Purchase all three CPDM courses in instructor-led format.
$1,615

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CPDM1 - Foundations in Disability & Absence Management

What is Disability and Absence management, and why is it necessary? Learn the components involved in an Integrated Disability and Absence Management (IDAM) program, the key roles and responsibilities associated with it, and the federal and state laws that apply. 

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 Topics

  • Values and benefits of integrated disability management
  • The programs that comprise an IDAM
  • Measuring and Monitoring an IDAM
  • Understand how IDAM works as an approach to absence and productivity management.

On-Demand Option

On-Demand

Move at your own pace

How it Works

Move through the course modules on your own time. Does not include the live instructor-led webinars.  Access to course is open for  90 days from purchase.

Course Credit Hours

HRCI – 13 hours
SHRM – 13 hours
Workers’ Comp Adjusters – 13 hours
CPWC – 12 hours
CCMP – 12 hours

Course cost: $549 (including materials)
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Instructor-Led Option

Tanya Thompson, CPDM

Date and Time

Thursdays
September 22nd – December 8th
11:30am-12:30pm PDT
No class week of Thanksgiving

Course Credit Hours

Workers’ Comp Adjusters – 22 hours
SHRM – 33 hours
HRCI – 33 hours
CPWC – 12 hours
CCMP – 12 hours

Course cost: $599 (including materials)
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CPDM2 - IDAM Concepts Applied Knowledge

CPDM2  focuses on working within the Integrated Disability and Absence Management structure, real-life application of concepts and analysis of relevant case studies. You’ll learn how to frame problems, develop options, and identify the best course of action for resolution.

Key Topics

  • Identify and assess complex issues of disability and absence case management
  • Assess employer program needs and evaluate organizational culture
  • How to extract key data elements for decision making
  • Understand how absences can be measured and managed
  • How to optimize employers’ efficiency by reducing disability & absence costs

On-Demand Option

On-Demand

Move at your own speed.

How it Works

Move through the course modules on your own time. Does not include the live instructor-led webinars.  Access to course is open for  90 days from purchase.

Course Credit Hours

Workers’ Comp Adjusters – 13 Hours
SHRM – 13 Hours
HRCI – 13 Hours
CPWC – 12 Hours
CCMP – 12 Hours

Course cost: $549 (including materials)
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Instructor-Led Option

Tanya Thompson

Leave of Absence/ADA Coordinator
PeaceHealth

Dates & Times

September 21st – November 30th
11:30am-12:30pm

Course Credit Hours

Workers’ Comp Adjusters – 27 Hours
SHRM – 30 Hours
HRCI – 30 Hours
CPWC – 12 Hours
CCMP – 12 Hours

Course cost: $599 (including materials)
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CPDM3 - Management of IDAM

Understand the importance of the link between disability and absence management programs, and employee and health care management to the  long term efficacy or your IDAM.

CPDM3 uses real-life scenarios in a multidisciplinary approach to challenge students with assessment, coordination and monitoring of options and services available to manage complex claims. You’ll learn to evaluate available options that promote legally compliant, quality and cost-effective outcomes that provide a seamless experience for both the employee and manager.

Key Topics

  • Identify and assess perplexing issues of disability and absence case management
  • How to effectively promote employee participation through evidence based lifestyle modification
  • Understand the importance of clearly identifying escalation criteria and leveraging vendor resources for complex and catastropic case management.
  • Evaluate and refine the IDAM program goals and objectives based on data.
  • Learn the significance and components of SAW/RTW in IDAM, the importance of leadership and stakeholder buy-in, and how the program is an effective business strategy for reducing absences while supporting employees work capabilities, time off needs, and benefits.

On-Demand Option

On-Demand

Move at your own pace

How it Works

Move through the course modules on your own time. Does not include the live instructor-led webinars.  Access to course is open for  90 days from purchase.

Course Credit Hours

Workers’ Comp Adjusters – 14 Hours
SHRM – 14 Hours
HRCI – 14 Hours
CPWC – 12 Hours
CCMP – 12 Hours

Course cost: $549 (including materials)
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Instructor-Led Option

Drew Barthel, MBA, CPDM

Disability accommodations consultant
Nike

Dates & Times

Tuesdays
September 20th – December 6th
11:30am-12:30pm

Course Credit Hours

Workers’ Comp Adjusters – 27 Hours
SHRM – 33 Hours
HRCI – 33 Hours
CPWC – 12 Hours
CCMP – 12 Hours

Course cost: $599 (including materials)
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What Others Are Saying

Still have questions?

All materials needed for your CPDM designation are included in the price. The materials you need will be provided for you on your dashboard. No need to purchase any additional materials from any separate vendor.

During each of the three component courses, you will submit assignments and take mid-term and final exams. There is no cumulative final at the end of the three courses. You do not need to sign-up for, or purchase any additional exams.

The CPDM designation 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 designation.

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

If you are taking CPDM in live instructor led format and you are unable to attend the live event, you’ll be able to view a copy of the recording on your own time. Although the webinars are a great opportunity for Q&A with the instructor as well as your cohorts, they are not mandatory for your success in the course.

If you purchase one of the three CPDM courses in either the instructor-led or the on-demand format, you can change the format when you move to the next course but not during the existing course. If you purchased the entire designation in either on-demand or instructor-led format, and subsequently request a change, please contact us at support@ieatraining.org

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.

If your CPDM has lapsed, there are options for reinstatement. Learn more about them here.

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