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NIDMAR Familiarisation Training, CDMP Examination Preparation, and Registration

Well Working Matters is the license holder in the UK to deliver NIDMAR training with the aim of candidates achieving the Certified Disability Management Professional (CDMP) registration.

The National Institute of Disability Management and Research (NIDMAR), founded in 1994, and is an internationally recognised organisation committed to reducing the human, social and economic costs of disability, which international research has proven is the most effective way of restoring and maintaining workers’ abilities while reducing the cost of disability for workers, employers, government.

In November 2013 The International Social Securities Association (ISSA) recognised the NIDMAR approach as the world best practice to return to work. This recognition of the NIDMAR training is bolstered by the quality and governance provided by the CDMP examination and ongoing registration that requires the supported employment case manager to provide:

  • Proof of ongoing work experience in the field of disability management/absence management with submission of letter(s) of attestation completed by supervisor on employer letterhead
  • Proof of 20 continuing education credit (CEC) hours submitted each year, which must include credits related directly to disability management and / or absence management.
  • Completed and signed Statement of Agreement for Ethical Standards and Professional Conduct

The stage 2 PDA pilot has taken into account the focus group feedback from the stage 1 participants and will reflect the work already covered in the SVQ. The redesigned two-day fast track course will allow students to become familiar with the specific areas covered in the NIDMAR course that are not included in the PDA. As well as a one-day revision workshop to help students prepare for the CDMP exam. The examination is administered by the International Disability Management Standards Council (UK & Ireland).

All training, revision materials, examination and year 1 registration fees are covered by the Scottish Government funding allocated to support 10 PDA practitioners to gain CDMP registration.

Contact Dr Norma Clark by Monday 17th February