Return to Work Disability Manager (RTWDM)

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.

 

Areas of Expertise

The RTWDM provides 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.

 

Click here to access the RTWDM Study Guide.

 

RTWDM 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, social work, 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, social work, 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.

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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 here 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 here to access the RTWDM Study Guide.

 

Click here for the RTWDM Application.

 

CVRP is pleased to announce that the RTWDM online examination with virtual proctoring is available.

The online 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. 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 as well.

 

An Applicant achieves certification upon the following:

1- Successful Examination – minimum of 70%

2- Initial (first year) Registration fee for new Registrant $225.00. Click here for the Fee Schedule

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

 

RTWDM only Certification Compliance

Annual – Renewal Application/Fee/Insurance
Biannual – 20 CEUs 3 must be Ethics (Domain 8 Vocational Rehabilitation or 6 Vocational Evaluation) 10 must be Case/Disability Management (Domain 7 Vocational Rehabilitation)
Click here for the Core Competencies/Domains of Learning.
Note* if Registrant holds multiple certifications CEU domain compliances vary.
5 Year – VSPC/Criminal Police Check

 

Click here for certification compliance.

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.

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.