Return to Work Disability Manager (RTWDM)

NEW CREDENTIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!

 

We are excited to announce the Grandfathering phase for the New Return to Work Disability Manager (RTWDM) credential.

 

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 benefit people. To keep up with this ever-evolving industry, CVRP has created the new credential RTWDM.

 

The RTWDM will provide those services necessary to assist workers who, due to an injury or illness, experience, or at risk of experiencing, a loss of function to remain at work and/or return to work.

 

Scope of Practice

Return to Work Disability Managers (RTWDM) have specialized expertise in developing, coordinating and implementing timely and effective individualized return to work programs following illness or injuries, to enable clients to return to productive and meaningful participation in job duties while ensuring their safety and the safety of others in the workplace. Registrants with this specialty possess a unique set of knowledge, experiences, skills, as well as the ability to determine and apply interventions and strategies, which are used to support affected worker, employers, unions, health care providers and any other stakeholder. Registrants with this specialty are responsible for minimizing the impact of illness or injuries on workers, coworkers, employers and organizations while maximizing the recovery of the affected worker.

 

Grandfathering Eligibility for RTWDM

Grandfathering closes May 31, 2021.

To be accepted for this phase of the new credential, Applicants must meet the following criteria:

 

1- A member in good standing holding any one of the following credentials:

 

A member in good standing with CVRP holding designations of CVRP, CCVE, ICVE

A member in good standing with VRA holding designations of RRP, RVP, RCSS

A member in good standing with CRCC holding designation of CCRC or CRC

A member in good standing with the Canadian Certified Lifecare Planners, CCLCP

A member in good standing with a disability management related credential such as CDMP, CRTWC, CHRP

 

2- Demonstrated work experience in disability management – minimum of 800 hours confirmed in writing by employer or resume

3- Submit current Vulnerable Sector Police Check(VSPC)/Police Check. Click for the VSPC/PC Policy.

4- Submit current of Errors and Omissions(E&O)/Liability insurance certificate

5- Grandfathering Application Fee $225.00 plus applicable taxes. Click for the Fee Schedule.

 

Click for the RTWDM Grandfathering Application

 

New Applicants who do not meet RTWDM Grandfathering Eligibility

1- Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professional designation (CVRP), with a minimum 50 hours of Return to Work/Disability Management competency related courses during the last 5 years and minimum of 800 FTE hours performing roles and responsibilities during the last 5 years, with at least 50% or more of time in the delivery of Return to Work/Disability Management services.

OR

2- Post graduate degree in Vocational Rehabilitation, Disability Management, or a Vocational Rehabilitation-related field (nursing, occupational health nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, kinesiology, chiropractic, MD) (If program was completed more than 5 years prior to year of application, minimum 50 hours of Return to Work/Disability Management competency related courses during the last 5 years). Minimum of 800 FTE hours performing roles and responsibilities during the last 5 years, with at least 50% or more of time in the delivery of Return to Work/Disability Management services.

OR

3- Bachelor’s degree in Vocational Rehabilitation, Disability Management, or a Vocational Rehabilitation-related field (nursing, occupational health nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, kinesiology, chiropractic) (If program was completed more than 5 years prior to year of application, minimum 50 hours of Return to Work/Disability Management competency related courses during the last 5 years). Minimum of 1 year performing roles and responsibilities during the last 5 years, minimum 50% or more of time in the delivery of Return to Work/Disability Management services.

OR

4- Diploma or certificate program in Vocational Rehabilitation or Disability Management (If program was completed more than 5 years prior to year of application, 50 hours of Return to Work/Disability Management. Minimum of 2 years performing roles and responsibilities during the last 5 years, with at least 50% or more of time in the delivery of Return to Work/Disability Management services.

 

Application Process

Prior to submitting an RTWDM application, please forward your current Resume/CV to info@cvrp.ca to determine eligibility at no cost.

 

The following must be submitted with application:

1- Application and fee $325.00. Click for the Fee Schedule.

2- Proof of ability to work in Canada. A copy of a current Canadian Passport or Canadian Birth Certificate. If you do not currently hold Canadian citizenship, submit documented authorization under the Immigration Act (Canada) to engage in employment in Canada.

3- Original education transcripts, in a sealed envelope directly from the education institution. Due to COVID-19 CVRP is accepting soft copies of transcripts.

4- Submit a current Vulnerable Sector Police Check(VSPC)/Police Check.

5- Provide current Errors and Omissions(E&O)/Liability insurance certificate.

 

Click to to access the RTWDM Study Guide.

 

CVRP is pleased that the RTWDM online examination with virtual proctoring will be available soon. The examination is 3 hours, consisting of 150 skill-based, multiple-choice and scenario questions. Examination content is standardized and a passing grade of 70% is required for Certification.
A new applicant can book an examination for the date of their choosing. There is a virtual proctoring fee in USD dollars and is payable directly to Examity, virtual proctoring platform. If a rewrite is required the fee payable to CVRP is $125.00. Rewrites, no shows and cancellation fees may be payable to the online exam platform and/or virtual proctor.

 

Once the RTWDM online examination with virtual proctoring is live an RTWDM new application will be made available.

 

An Applicant achieves certification upon the following:

1- Successful Examination – minimum of 70%

2- Initial (first year) Registration fee for new Registrant $285.00. Click here for the Fee Schedule

 

A Registrant profile will be created for the Public Registry, membership communications and certification compliance.

 

RTWDM Certification Compliance

Click for the Certification Maintenance Policy.

For Registrants with more than one certification the maximum CEU compliance applies.

 

Annual Certification Compliance

1- Annual Renewal Application and Annual Fee. Click for the Fee Schedule.

2- Current Errors and Omissions (E&O)/Liability Insurance.

Bi-annual Certification Compliance

1- Annual Renewal Application and Annual Fee. Click for the Fee Schedule.

2- Current Errors and Omissions (E&O)/Liability Insurance.

3- RTWDM credential only – 20 approved Continuing Education Units (CEUs) – of the 20 CEUs – 3 ethics Domain 8.

4- More than one credential – 40 approved Continuing Education Units (CEUs) – of the 40 CEUs – 6 must be ethics Domain 8.

 

Click for the Core Competencies of a DM/VR Professional.

Click here for the Approved CEU List.

For CEUs that do not appear on the Approved CEU list, Registrants can submit a pre or post-approval of an education program.

Click for Pre and/or Post Education Program Applications.

 

5 Year Certification Compliance

1- Annual Renewal Application and Annual Fee. Click here for the Fee Schedule.

2- Current Errors and Omissions (E&O)/Liability Insurance.

3- Submit a current Vulnerable Sector Police Check(VSPC)/Police Check.

 

Click for the Annual Renewal Policy.
Click for all Registration Polices.

 

If you would like more information about Return to Work Disability Managers, please contact CVRP.