The CDMS Credential Protects the Consumer
The primary purpose of certification is to protect the consumer. CDMS certification attests that those who practice in the field have the required competence, knowledge, and expertise.
The CDMS credential draws together practitioners from a wide variety of disciplines. Common practice standards are set. Certified professionals are required to stay current through continuing education and must adhere to a strict Code of Professional Conduct.
The CDMS Code of Professional Conduct is a vital resource to support and guide Certified Disability Management Specialists in their daily practice and in determining how to approach ethical conflicts. The Code also puts forth a grievance and appeals process to protect the consumer. Complainants must use the CDMS Complaint Form to submit a grievance to the CDMS Commission for consideration.