Achieve a professional level of competence through CDMS certification or ADMS designation


To provide certification and recertification to ensure the competence of those who provide disability management services.

The CDMS Commission has a rich history that spans 30 years. Offering the only independent, nationally accredited program that certifies disability management specialists, the Certification of Disability Management Specialists (CDMS) credential is the gold standard in workplace solutions and has long been recognized for excellence. It promotes competence, high professional standards, and ethical practice in the field.


To serve those who contribute to the health and well-being of organizations through integrated ability management.

From its inception, the Commission has been focused on providing value and enhanced expertise to those practicing in the field. From advancing professional development to equipping employers and employees with the knowledge and skills necessary to assist individuals to remain at or return to work, the Commission is steadfast in its commitment to meeting the demands of the industry.

The Core Knowledge Curriculum (CKC) and complement of continuing education products incorporate subject matter relevant to today’s disability management professionals who are involved in a variety of practice disciplines, including rehabilitation counseling, nursing, safety, risk management, and human resources.


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