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

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.

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Course Overview

Who Should Attend:

  • Employer representatives
  • Safety and Health Professional
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapy Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Certified Occupational Therapy Assisstants
  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Chiropractors

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

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 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

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 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 Instructors

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!

Why OccuPro?

Our instructors have 30+ years of experience creating, validating, monitoring, and growing post offer employment testing and fit-for-duty testing programs. Our course instructors will walk you through the step-by-step process to secure, analyze, create, validate, market, and significantly grow an injury prevention program. They will even help you design your very own tests!

Request Information

For additional information, please contact us at 1-866-470-4440 or info@occupro.net.

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What People Say About Us

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 have practiced for 29 years and have taken a lot of courses. This On Demand course kept my interest and was not difficult to complete.

Donna Klardie
St. Luke's University Health Network

I could tell that Jim is an expert in this field. Him and his staff are very approachable and responsive to any questions or concerns and seem to always go above and beyond in helping us. Great company to work with!

Jean Dutton, MS, LAT
Mile Bluff Medical Center

The course was great. I loved the material and Jim presented in such an easy-to-follow, easy-to-learn platform. Very conducive to learning and applying to your practice.

Lauren Larkey, PT, MTC, CEAS I
BenchMark Rehab Partners

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

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

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

OccuPro is an awesome resource and their customer service is impeccable!

Blake Alvey, MS, OTR/L

I have taken several courses with OccuPro over the years. Having the course material and being able to revisit it online when I need to is the MAJOR differentiator from other competitors and other systems.

Bays Gibson, PT, Clinic Director
Lucas Therapies

The course was easy to follow, had lots of vital info, and taught me the dos and don'ts. Also, the On Demand format allowed me to watch from my couch! I provided great snack foods for myself!

Michael REnfro
Catalyst Sports Medicine

This course exceeded my expectations! It was great that we had the chance to go on-site and experience hands-on training!

Kally Watts
Ingalls Health System

I like the laid back discussions and small group interactions. I was able to learn a lot from everyone in the classroom. I was able to implement the research from the class into my practice right away.

John Miller, MS, ATC, CWCE, CRC
Ortho Carolina
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