Respond to CDMS Survey to Support COVID Heroes

Posted on 05/20/2020 - 12:13 PM

The Commission for Case Manager Certification (the Commission), which administers and governs the Certification of Disability Management Specialists® Credential (CDMS®) appreciates all the efforts you have put into responding to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis. As we navigate these uncertain times, it is critically important that we take care of ourselves as well as our clients. Our deepest gratitude goes out to all of you, who we know are on the front lines demonstrating bravery and commitment in the face of these challenges.


The Commission is extending an opportunity to participate in the CDMS Role and Function Study through the end of May. The Commission’s goal is to reach a representative sample of disability management specialists to identify the essential activities and important knowledge areas required to effectively perform in this role. Our target is to have an additional 200 respondents to the survey. If we reach our goal the Commission will donate $1,000 to No Kid Hungry.


No Kid Hungry is a national campaign run by Share Our Strength, a nonprofit working to solve problems of hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world. The coronavirus is closing schools nationwide, and millions of vulnerable children are losing the school meals they depend on. The Commission’s donation will support No Kid Hungry’s plan to ensure these children continue to have access to nutritious food on a daily basis during this crisis. For more information on this charity go to


In addition to support No Kid Hungry, the results of the survey will allow the Commission to ensure that the CDMS® exam and other related services reflect current practices of disability management professionals.


The survey will take approximately 45 minutes to complete.


In consideration of your time, in addition to the donation there will be a drawing for your chance to win one of the following prizes:

• An Apple AirPod Pro;

• An Apple watch;

• A gift card for $250 (amount of renewal fee);

• A CMBOK ® subscription.


If you would like to participate in the drawing, please enter your name and contact information where prompted near the end of the survey. Names, contact information, and survey responses are never linked.


Additionally, by completing the survey, you are eligible to earn two continuing education (CE) hours which you can use toward your CDMS recertification. If interested in receiving CEs, please make sure to follow the link at the end of the survey.


Instructions for Participation:


• To access the survey, please click on the following URL or copy the URL to your Web browser:


• If you encounter any technical difficulties with completing the survey online or have questions regarding the survey content, you may contact SMT for assistance. Send email to outlining the issues and providing a daytime telephone number. You will receive a response within 24 hours, Monday through Friday (except holidays).


• Your completed survey should be submitted by May 29, 2020 (end of day U.S. Eastern Time) and the Commission will publish the survey findings.


Thank you again for your time and contribution to the profession.




Commission for Case Manager Certification



This survey is administered by SMT, a provider of comprehensive test development and research services.