Post Offer Employment Testing
Certification Course

"The course exceeded my expectations! I was never bored, time went fast, the material provided was great and Jim was wonderful in all aspects. Best instructor I've had."

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Live In Person Live Webcast (Virtual) On Demand
Hands-on experience
Interaction with other attendees
Questions answered in real-time
Receive CEUs/Contact Hours
Immediate access to all course materials
View from home or office
Immediately able to start course
Complete course at your own pace

Learning Outcomes

Our Post Offer/Pre Employment Testing 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. Attendees 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 include:

  • 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
  • 15:1 student to instructor ratio

Domain/Contact Hours/CEUs

  • Category 2: OT Process – Prevention
  • 13 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

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Approved for Physical Therapists

For your convenience, we have obtained physical therapy approval in many of the 50 states. Please contact us for a full and current list of courses approved in your state!

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Approved for Occupational Therapists

OccuPro is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 6012. This Live in Person, Live Webcast, and On Demand format is offered at 1.3 CEUs and is an introductory education level course in the OT Domain of Prevention. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

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Approved for Athletic Trainers

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 P3880.

Post Offer Employment Testing
(POET) Software

OccuPro’s POET Software will be used in this course to provide attendees an easy format to develop and implement testing.

What People Say About Us

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 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 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 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 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

Jim Mecham was the course instructor for the On Demand course. He is a very good speaker, very relaxed ,and very knowledgeable. He made a 7-hour video very tolerable.

David Velasco
XOOM/PayPal

I learned a lot in this course and it was presented well and easy to understand.

Alisha Takahashi, PT, DPT
Spectrum Physical Therapy

The content and pace of the lecture allowed for engaged discussion and feedback. The hands-on experience of going to the warehouse helped to bring the material/content full circle.

James Coco, PTA
Downtown PT

The On Demand course was extremely informative and I'm so glad I took it this way because I clicked the back button about 100 times so I could take accurate notes. I am so pleased with the course, the content, and materials. This was great and I'm very thankful.

Amanda DiGiovanni, OTD, OTR/L, MLD/CDT, CAPS
SOHO

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

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