FCE + Return-to-Work +
Work Hardening/Work Conditioning
Certification Training Course

"If you are thinking about starting an industrial rehab program, the FCE + RTW + WH/WC Certification Course is a great choice. Jim takes you through step-by-step on establishing your program and is there for you afterwards to help you with the challenges. I highly recommend this course."
Scott Rea – Patterson Medical

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Our Functional Capacity Evaluation + Return-to-Work + Work Hardening/Work Conditioning Certification Course is designed for professionals who are looking to implement or enhance a full workers' comp/return-to-work rehab program. This course includes training in functional capacity evaluations, Functional Progress Notes, Functional Discharge Summaries, and work hardening/work conditioning, while using our profitable approach. Upon course completion, you will be deemed a trained evaluator and may apply for certification as a Certified Functional Capacity Evaluator (CFCE Certification) or a Certified Industrial Rehab Specialist (CIRS Certification).

Learning Outcomes

  • Define how to implement the most comprehensive return-to-work rehab program
  • Explain how to generate increased workers’ compensation rehab referrals, work conditioning referrals, and increased revenue
  • Produce evidence-based, valid, and reliable return-to-work testing
  • Differentiate between return-to-work testing, work hardening/conditioning, and FCEs
  • Produce an actual FCE and specialty workers’ compensation progress note
  • Show how to become a return-to-work specialty practice
  • Implement this innovative and profitable approach in any practice
  • Verbalize strategies taught to generate more revenue evaluating and treating workers’ comp patients
  • Illustrate how to implement our return-to-work rehab philosophy
  • List principles of return-to-work rehab and documentation
  • Apply to become a Certified Functional Capacity Evaluator by obtaining a CFCE Certification
  • Apply to become a Certified Industrial Rehab Specialist by obtaining a CIRS Certification

Additional Course Content

  • Functional Capacity Evaluation

    • Weigh various types of FCEs requested by referrals
    • Determine consistency of effort and reliability of pain results
    • Perform FCE musculoskeletal testing and impairment rating
    • Determine return-to-work ability during FCE performance
    • Evaluate non-material handling and upper extremity testing
    • Classify occasional, frequent, and constant material handling
    • Consider climbing, balance, sitting, and standing testing
  • Workers’ Compensation Progress Notes and Discharge Summaries

    • Apply our progress notes and turn your practice into a return-to-work specialty clinic
    • Apply skills learned through hands on implementation of these popular notes
  • Work Hardening/Conditioning Evaluation and Treatment

    • Double your referrals and learn the latest rehab techniques including evaluation, treatment planning, and daily patient progression

Who Should Attend

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapy Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Chiropractors
  • Allied Health Professionals

Education Level

  • Introductory
  • No pre-requisites required
  • 15:1student to instructor ratio

Domain/Contact Hours/CEUs

  • Category 1: Domain of OT – Work
  • 21.75 hours (3 days)
  • 2.1 AOTA CEUs

Course Schedule

Day One:

  • Learn, discuss, and conceptualize our innovative approach to treating the injured worker including how to significantly increase referrals
  • Outline and illustrate industrial rehab definitions/foundation and gain a general knowledge of this specialized field
  • Compose and practice proper industrial rehab documentation
  • Determine and calculate sitting/standing tolerance for eight hours and use this data to determine return-to-work recommendations
  • Choose various evidence based criteria for determining if your client put forth full effort during testing and if their pain reports can be consider reliable

Day Two:

  • Demonstrate and perform grip, pinch, fine motor, and gross motor coordination, evidence based consistency of effort, and determining ability
  • Administer, evaluate, and implement various job simulation testing to increase your tests overall validity
  • Determine, perform, and calculate maximal/safe frequent lifting abilities as well as RPE vs. Heart Rate
  • Perform a full functional capacity evaluation

Day Three:

  • Introduction to Functional Progress Notes and Functional Discharge Summary and how they will increase your work comp/work conditioning patients
  • Learn how to design treatment plans, progress your patients on a day-to-day basis, bill and increase patient volume/revenue
  • Learn how to set up a treatment plan, establish goals, and progress a patient based on a case study

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

Eric was a FORCE. I loved everything about his style of presentation. He was VERY clear and made sure we got it.

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Aspirus

Jim was down to earth, personable, and very professional. He was able to relax the class and got everyone to participate.

Woodraw Hepler
Arkansas Department of Corrections

Great course! Jim presented well, was informed on topic, and provided very detailed personal experiences that aided in the course.

Kyle Kleppinger, ATC, LAT
Industry Health Solutions

The Functional Progress Notes and how they benefited patients and physicians was extremely beneficial!

James Bayman

OccuPro is great! The FCE + RTW + WH/WC Certification Course was instrumental in being able to gain market share in eastern NC. We looked at many systems and found OccuPro to be very educational, well taught, and organized. It was an affordable approach to meeting our facility and clinician needs in setting up our industrial rehab program. 

Dean McCall, PT, DPT, OCS
Martin General Hospital

Eric is a regular guy and relates to everyone in a likable manner. It's easy to see why he's successful with OccuPro.

Brian Swartzendruber, PT
Team Rehab

Eric Ahonen was more than adequately prepared to present. He was very clear and concise with his presentation and always open to questions. Job well done!

Chris Leighton
Concentra Integrated Services

I invested in OccuPro's Return-to-Work Software because it quantified my instincts. I had a complete return on my investment within two months and began seeing a nice increase in revenue. The FCE + RTW + WH/WC Certification Course, along with the software and ongoing support, greatly enhanced my workers' compensation clinical offerings - BRILLIANT!

Keith Hatch, PT, OCS
Omni Orthopedic Physical Therapy

Working full time makes finding time difficult. Being able to complete the course in PJs is wonderful. I LOVE the On Demand course format!

Jason Geml
Divinity Home Care

OccuPro's FCE + RTW + WH/WC Certification Course was without a doubt the course that is set apart from the rest of the pack when it comes to industrial rehab training. Each area is thoroughly covered and prepares you for immediate implementation within your practice.

Don Harrison Jr. MS, ATC, CFCE
Magnolia Regional Health Center

As a therapist who is new to FCEs, the hands on performing of functional capacity evaluations and use of software was extremely beneficial.

Ellen Stover, MPT, ATC
Physiotherapy Associates

The FCE + RTW + WH/WC Certification Course was without a doubt set apart from the rest of the pack when it comes to industrial rehab training. Each area is thoroughly covered and prepares you for immediate implementation within your practice. 

Joan Korpi, OTR
Flambeau Hospital
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