Matheson Functional Capacity Evaluation Certification Program

The redesigned Matheson Functional Capacity Evaluation Certification Program is structured by a “Learn it,” “Practice It,” “Document it” mentality. This intense five-day program immerses you in the thought processes and tools it takes to produce a valid, individualized evaluation.

This course is a prerequisite for CWCE certification, but completion does not guarantee certification. Subsequent fieldwork and report submisission is required.

AOTA Approved Continuing Education Provider Functional Capacity Evaluation
"AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures."

US $1,450
35 over five days* (Lecture & Group Work)
  • Gain a working knowledge of FCE

  • Learn how and why an FCE population is different from a “typical” clinical population

  • Understand the difference between technician, clinician, and evaluator

  • Learn the uses of an evaluation: disability, quick screen, impairment, pre-rehab, and return to work

 

* PLEASE NOTE: Contact hours granted for this course are subject to approval from each state or organization.

  1. Sep 17, 2014 - Sep 21, 2014
  2. Oct 22, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014
  3. Feb 18, 2015 - Feb 22, 2015
For more on where you'll learn, see the Course Locations section.

Anyone can take this course, but knowledge of the occupational/industrial rehabilitation industry is preferred.

CWCE/CFCE prerequisite. This course is a prerequisite for CWCE/CFCE certification, but completion does not guarantee certification. Subsequent fieldwork and report submisission is required. Please see the Certification section for details.

What you’ll learn

The newly redesigned Matheson Functional Capacity Evaluation Certification Program is structured by a “Learn it,” “Practice It,” “Document it” mentality. Throughout the first three days of the course, students work in small groups to follow a case study through the FCE process. With each topic that is taught in this course students are offered time to practice tests and techniques to hone their technical skills. After hands-on practice time, students document their findings, giving them an opportunity to practice writing sections of the report. Students are also provided with samples of each report section as well as a template of a well-structured FCE report. By the end of the third day of the course, students have already performed each aspect of the FCE. The fourth day gives students a chance to perform an entire Functional Capacity Evaluation and documentation on a second case study with guidance from our instructors further establishing evaluation best practice skills.

During this course, students are given the opportunity to practice two hands-on FCEs while also learning documentation techniques to make report writing easier. Students will leave this course with practical knowledge, hands-on experience, documentation practice, as well as tools to help duplicate the process once evaluators are on their own. 

Note: You are welcome to audiotape lectures, but please, no videotaping.

Hours

35 Contact hours over five days

Registration on the first day is from 8:00-8:30 a.m. Subsequent days begin at 8 a.m. and end at 5 p.m., with the exception of the last day, which ends at noon. Each day there is a one-hour lunch at noon and two 15-minute breaks, at around 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Extras

Video. A video of the entire FCE process will be available on this website, in the Resources section. It will let you review evaluation tests and techniques at your own pace.

Mentoring. Also, instructors Louise Lynch and Erica Galipeau of Injury and Health Management Solutions Inc. (IHMS) are developing a mentorship program that will support evaluators who want to continue building on their evaluation skills. For details, visit IHMS.

Functional Capacity Evaluation Approved Provider Continuing Education AOTA
"AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures."

Day 1

8:30 - 9:00 - Introduction

9:00 - 9:30 - Philosophy

9:30 - 10:00 - Flow Chart and Video of FCE

Break

10:15 - 10:45 - Documentation Guidelines

10:45 - 11:15 - Purpose and Preparation

11:15 - 12:00 - Intake w/ Practicum

Lunch

1:00 - 3:00 - RPDR

Break

3:15 - 5:00 - RPDR w/ Practicum

End of Day

 

Day 2

8:00 - 8:15 - Questions

8:15 - 10:00 - Physical Effort

Break

10:15 - 11:00 - Physical Effort w/ Practicum

11:00 – 12:00 – Dexterity Protocols

Lunch

1:00 -3:00 - Dexterity – w/ Practicum

Break

3:15 - 5:00 - Mobility - MPS

End of Day

 

Day 3

8:00 - 8:15 - Questions

8:15 - 9:00 – Mobility

9:00 – 9:30 – Bench

9:30 -10:00 – Mobility w/ Practicum

Break

10:15 - 11:00 - MET Testing w/ Practicum

11:00 - 12:00 - Lifting w/ Practicum

Lunch

1:00 - 2:00 – Complete Lift Push, Pull, Carry

2:30 - 3:00 - Work Simulation w/ Practicum

Break

3:15 - 4:00 FCE How to Write a Summary

4:00 - Practicum Preparation

End of Day

 

Day 4

8:00 - 5:00 – Practicum

 

Day 5

Presentations

CWCE

Business Considerations - Billing/Equipment/Space

Resources/References

 

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