Return to Work Disability Manager (RTWDM)

Scope of Practice

Return to Work Disability Managers, RTWDMs 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

  • Prevention Programs
  • Health and Wellness
  • Prevention and Safety programs for increase in employee satisfaction and reduction in injury rate and duration
  • Case Management, development and monitoring of return to work programs, increased return to work rate
  • Transitional Work and Accommodation, reduced costs and full compliance with employment-related laws



    We are excited to announce the reopening of the Grandfathering for the Return to Work Disability Manager (RTWDM) credential

    The RTWDM credential is of continuing interest to applicants and having further access to grandfathering to this credential is a means of enhancing professional qualifications.

    After the Grandfathering phase certification eligibility criteria is based on experience and/or formal education as well as the passing of an examination.

    Grandfathering is open until June 30, 2022.

    Click here for the RTWDM Grandfathering Application Process.

    Click here for the RTWDM Application Process.


    Click here for the Core Competencies/Domains of Learning.


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