For Immediate Release
The Certification of Disability Management Specialists (CDMS)
Certification Program Receives Accreditation from
The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA)
Chicago, IL -- October 2014
The Certification of Disability Management Specialists Commission (CDMS-C) is pleased to announce that their application for accreditation for the CDMS certification program has been approved by NCCA through March 31, 2020.
NCCA, the accrediting body of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE), was created in 1987 to ensure the health, welfare, and safety of the public through the accreditation of certification programs and/or organizations that assess professional competency.
To maintain accreditation, every five years CDMS must submit a re-accreditation application. Through the application process, the Commission is required to demonstrate that the certification program adheres to NCCA standards that address processes related to program development, implementation, maintenance and governance. Additionally, during this five year period, accredited certification programs are required to complete and submit an annual report that allows NCCA to monitor continuing compliance with the NCCA Standards.
With news of this recent approval, the CDMS certification program has been recognized for maintaining continuous compliance with accreditation standards and has enjoyed the distinction of being nationally accredited, since 1999.
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 a gold standard in workplace solutions and has long been recognized for excellence. It promotes competence, high professional standards, and ethical practice in the field.
The Commission's Purpose is to provide certification and recertification to assure the competency of those who provide disability management services.
The Commission's Vision is to serve those who contribute to the health and well-being of organizations through integrated ability management.