What you’ll learn
Employers across America are seeking the services of clinicians trained to practice within the boundaries of recent federal court decisions and EEOC enforcement actions. These decisions and enforcement actions have defined the rules for clinicians who perform post-offer employment testing. The topics discussed and skills advanced include:
- The importance of having two tests in one: a “safe for testing” protocol and an ability to work protocol
- When to deny testing versus when to deny employment
- How to ensure you memorialize the documentation used to write the test protocol
- How to work with the employer to determine a return-for-testing policy
- How to listen for a request for reasonable accommodation during testing
- How to plan a POET based on the physical demands tied to the essential functions of the job
- The role of physical effort testing during a POET test
- The role of a physician release for testing and how it affects the test progression
- Prepare yourself to launch a successful clinic-based POET program
- Learn how to become an indispensible part of an employer’s hiring, return-to-work and stay-at-work program
- Learn how to write a defendable Post-Offer test
- Learn how the amended ADA law shapes what we do, and don’t do, in Post-Offer testing
- The practical and financial aspects of the experience – implementation, time, documentation and cost
- Review of studies that support the value of POET
This practical course culminates in the draft and validation of a Post-Offer test. Use the clinical forms provided in the course package or use the Matheson Essential Function Job Analysis and Post-Offer Testing Software to produce valid POET protocols.
Self-Paced and Online Contact Hours
This is an on-demand, self-paced course that you complete in the comfort of your daily schedule. In addition you have the option to attend a live online presentation of the curriculum by Roy Matheson, ADAC. The live online event is scheduled every 4 – 6 weeks. Each version of the course has a total of 6 contact hours.
Connecting to the Self-Paced Online Course
The process of registering for the course and actually logging into the course occurs in two steps:
The first email that you receive after making your purchase is an acknowledgement of your registration and payment. This is a secure financial transaction not related to the site where the course actually occurs.
Another email you will receive from the Matheson Reasonable Accommodation team contains a link to the site where the course actually takes place. Your login credentials can be found in this second email.
Attending the Live Online Course
As mentioned above, a live online presentation of the curriculum by Roy Matheson is scheduled approximately every 6 weeks. Once you have registered for the self-paced online course you will begin receiving notices of upcoming live events. Notices of the live events will be posted on this web page, too.