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ADMS Designation

If you are currently a professional practicing in the field of disability management, but do not meet the eligibility criteria to pursue CDMS certification, the Associate Disability Management Specialist (ADMS) designation is the ideal path for you.

Responds to Market Demand

Disability management in the workplace continues to evolve. Rooted in insurance-based rehabilitation, today the field encompasses many disciplines including nursing, safety, risk management, and human resources. Over the years, employers and professionals alike have recognized the value of an independent, practice-based credential that demonstrates competency and commitment to excellence. The creation of the ADMS designation meets the demand for professionals seeking heightened knowledge and skills. Employers benefit from enhanced customer confidence and a competitive edge in the marketplace.

Meets Continuum of Professional Development

Whether you have practiced for years in the field and lack the required education for CDMS certification or you are a new practitioner looking for a solid foundation to build your career, the ADMS designation signifies competency. It also provides a stepping stone for those wishing to meet the eligibility criteria and sit for the CDMS certification examination in the future.

Achieving ADMS Designation

The pathway to earning the ADMS designation is through the Core Knowledge Curriculum (CKC). One must successfully complete the CKC with a cumulative passing score of 80% across all module post-tests.

Consumer Protection and Confidence

The ADMS designation, like the CDMS certification, benefits the workforce and serves to protect consumers who receive disability management services. ADMS designees are held to high standards of professional and ethical conduct and must demonstrate competence and knowledge of best practices.

For more information on the Code of Professional Conduct and how you can obtain and renew the ADMS Designation, please review the ADMS Guide for Candidate Designation and Renewal.