Advanced FCE
Certification Course

Two-day training designed for professionals with experience performing FCEs and want to advance their skills, are interested in providing expert witness testimony, or have had their FCEs questioned legally.

12 Hours

1.2 CEUs

Live In Person

Real-time training between teacher and students using latest research.


Live Webcast

Virtual option allowing you to attend a live course from your home/office.


On Demand

Pre-recorded training with pause/play, and rewind functionality.


  • Three months to complete
  • Learn at your speed
  • Contact instructor with any questions
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Frequently Asked Questions

Designed for those who have experience performing FCEs and are interested in the latest evidence-based research, this training goes above and beyond traditional FCE courses by discussing APTA/AOTA FCE best practice guidelines, legal precedent concerning FCEs, and important government legislation to help you vault yourself into an expert in FCEs. Learning outcomes include:

  • Identify and select the most accepted FCE testing methodologies within literature
  • Describe and compare the pros and cons of using kinesiophysical and psychophysical approaches
  • Compose and document advanced FCE testing methods to make sure your specific test is valid, reliable, and evidence-based
  • Interpret the implication of the Daubert Standard/Frye Standard and how to exceed these standards within your practice
  • Prepare objective documentation techniques that take your FCE tests to the highest of documentation standards
  • Compare and analyze the latest performance techniques from FCE industry leaders
  • Evaluate and consider in-house testing methodologies and commercially-based FCE testing methodologies to determine which have the most/least peer reviewed and published, reliable, and valid research
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapist Assistants
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Chiropractors
  • Medical Doctors
  • Kinesiologists
  • Physicians
  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Advanced
  • Previous FCE training required
  • 15:1 student to instructor ratio
  • Category 1: Domain of OT – Work
  • 12 hours (2 days)
  • 1.2 AOTA CEUs
  • Participation in the full two days of training
  • Demonstration of current evidence-based FCE testing methodology comprehension
  • Participation in the FCE case reviews
  • Completion of course quiz with a score of 80% or better

To be eligible for certification as a Certified Functional Capacity Evaluator (CFCE), you must:

  • Complete our three-day course or an approved non-OccuPro program
  • Perform and submit 10 completed FCEs
  • Submit a completed application packet
  • Pass peer review process or take our Advanced FCE Course
  • Submit a non-refundable processing fee (standard price is $350 – price may vary)
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Learn from experts with
60+ years of experience!

OT experts, Jim Mecham and Vic Zuccarello, are the proud presenters for this 2-day training that is guaranteed to enhance your FCE knowledge.

The Advanced FCE Course provides excellent information regarding research to support your testing. This course is a must for anyone performing FCEs.
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Grow your clinic with OccuPro's FCE Software.

Our state-of-the-art FCE Software will be showcased during this course as a tool to demonstrate how to perform the latest FCE testing methodologies.

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Physical Therapists
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Occupational Therapists
OccuPro is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Our course approval ID# 7669.
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Athletic Trainers
Every course offered is approved for CEUs as defined by the Board of Certification, Inc. Approval provider number: P3880.