Post Offer/Pre Employment Testing
Certification Training Course

"The course exceeded my expectations! I was never bored, time went fast, the material provided was great and Jim Mecham was wonderful in all aspects. Best instructor I've had in a course."
Melody Jacobs – Osceola Medical Center

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Our Post Offer/Pre Employment Testing Certification Course is designed for professionals who are looking to implement or expand their knowledge in performing legally defensible pre-placement and post-offer testings/screenings. This is the only training course in which you will go on-site at a local company, perform an on-site job analysis, create a job description, and design a post offer employment test in class! The course teaches the latest ADAAA, EEOC, Civil Rights Law, supreme court precedent, and provides research to help you design legally defensible POETs and fit-for-duty tests.

Learning Outcomes

  • Perform essential job demands analysis at a local employer
  • Create a legally defensible POET based on the actual job evaluated in the course
  • Create a post offer/pre employment test from a video of a job you bring
  • Write industry accepted essential functions and job descriptions using the US Department of Labors sentence analysis technique
  • Expand your market share into this cash based market
  • Use research and regulations supporting testing for your customers
  • Gather and store the important information
  • Recognize and consider the importance of the following federal law, case law, and research supporting tests:
    • Americans with Disability Act (ADA)
    • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
    • Case law since the 1960s
    • Review of studies that support pre-placement post-offer screening
    • Preparing for legal scrutiny
  • Develop post offer and fit-for-duty including the following:
    • Test development including job replicated testing and standardized tests
    • Tests to use and not to use
    • Administering and validating your tests
    • Writing up your results
  • Understand program implementation, review, and market expansion
    • Yearly review of each contract
    • Marketing your program to future customers
    • Creating proposals and writing contracts for testing

Who Should Attend

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapist Assistants
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Chiropractors
  • Medical Doctors
  • Kinesiologists
  • Physicians
  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Safety & Health Professionals

Education Level

  • Introductory
  • No prerequisites required
  • 15:1student to instructor ratio

Domain/Contact Hours/CEUs

  • Category 2: OT Process – Prevention
  • 13.25 hours (2 days)
  • 1.3 AOTA CEUs

Course Completion

  • Participation in the full two days of training
  • Performing a real on-site job analysis and creating a post offer employment test
  • Classroom presentation/critique of your post offer employment test
  • Completion of course quiz with a score of 80% or better in all course formats

Course Schedule

Day one:

  • Discuss the different types of post offer tests on the market
  • Learn the ins and outs of ADAAA and civil rights legislation and supreme court precedent
  • Receive research to put together legally defensible POETs and fit-for-duty tests
  • Learn how to perform a high level job analysis to collect the essential functions
  • Go on-site to a local company for preparation of a job analysis and job description
  • Design a post offer/pre employment test based on the on-site findings

Day two:

  • Create/document your findings from the JDA.
  • Write the job description and document the physical demands associated with each essential function
  • Learn how to obtain and grow your business
  • How to be recognized as the best in our market and how to market your skills to companies

Course Approval

Approved Provider of Continuing Education Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer

We are an approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Approved provider status demonstrates our commitment to meeting established AOTA criteria and guidelines for the development and delivery of quality education activities. Organizations that are AOTA Approved Providers have demonstrated a strong commitment in meeting the needs of occupational therapists and assistants in regards to ongoing learning and professional development.

We are recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer training courses to certified athletic trainers. Every course we offer is approved for continuing education units (CEUs) as defined by the BOC for certified athletic trainers. Our BOC approved provider number is P33880.

For your convenience, we have obtained physical therapy approval in many of the 50 states. If your state does not have approval at the time of your course purchase, we will get approval in your state for your chosen course. Please contact us for a full and current list of approved states!

What People Say About Us

Jim Mecham was very good! He was easy to understand, provided great PT examples, and related the material to rehab practices, which made the course very interesting.

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Thank you for a very informative and practical course on pre-placement post-offer screenings! I appreciated the extensive knowledge, expertise, and ability to adjust/tailor the course to the individual needs of attendees. The format allowed those new to the subject and the "seasoned" practitioner to gain very useful and current information. I hope to attend future classes and highly recommend this course to others who may be interested in this topic.

Kathy Wolf, OTR, CRC
Waukesha Memorial Hospital

I liked the hands-on job analysis, the actual job creation, and the discussion of the job's post offer employment test and description!

Jessica Slavik
Affiliated Community Medical Centers

The On Demand course format option allowed me to stop and restart as needed, as well as walk on the treadmill as I learned!

Mary Ann Ceasar, OTR/L
Ergo Process, Inc.

The training environment was very comfortable and was great to learn in. We received nice feedback and good food. Thank you for the salads!

Kelly Hogen, PTA
Osceola Medical Center

Since I did this course On Demand, it was slightly to my disadvantage during the on-site visit (since I wasn't actually there). However, the video footage was great and I still got all the information from the people who were there.

Tiffany Hebert
Northfield Hospital and Clinics

Jim Mecham does a GREAT job of making a new subject or area of practice fun, but also educational. He's mighty experienced in this area. The course exceeded my expectations.

Tom Rothery, MS, OTR/L
OccuCare

The course was very educational but not in a stiff classroom way. It was relaxed and I felt very at easy. Jim Mecham took the time to explain anything you didn't understand.

Peggy Guertin, LPN
Ethan Allen

I enjoyed going out into the industry and actually following an employee to pick out their different criteria for evaluation. Also, Jim was very excited about the topic and knew a lot which relayed well when he presented.

Sydney Bryce, ATC, LAT
Industry Health Solutions

I expected this course to be a dry, textbook, distance learning experience, however, with the actual video feed of the course, I was able to visually learn like I was there! Many of my questions were fulfilled by the video portions.

Stephanie May
Therapeutic Destinations, Inc.

Jim was very informative and was able to answer all the questions asked. He also gave personal examples and research based evidence which I really enjoyed.

Courtney Pincin, OTR/L
Carlisle Regional Medical Center

This was my first On Demand course and I liked it. I appreciated that Jim was mindful of the fact that he was on video. It is nice to be able to pause and repeat the information as needed.

Susan Hardesty, MS, OTR
Eskenazi Health
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