Scope of Practice

Disability management is a field steeped in insurance-based rehabilitation. Over the years, the industry has expanded and now covers a wide variety of services and solutions to help people with illnesses, injuries, and disabilities to return to or stay at work.

To keep up with this ever-evolving industry, every 5 years the CDMS engages in a job analysis known as the "Role & Function Study.” In addition to keeping CDMS eligibility criteria and certification examination content relevant, this study serves to identify scope of practice.

CDMS Role & Function Study

The most recent Role & Function Study was conducted in 2020. The study commenced with bringing together CDMS subject matter experts (SME) and staff from the Commission and the certification examination testing company, Schroeder Measurement Technologies, Inc. (SMT) for a facilitated workshop in Tampa. SMEs participated in preliminary research which included the review of the current task/competency list and development of a survey rating scale and demographic questions. SMT used the results and input from the SMEs to develop an online survey.