The Core Knowledge Curriculum (CKC)
The CKC is the first comprehensive online learning program focused solely on disability management and leaves of absence in the workplace.
As the gap in disability management learning resources was identified, the CDMS began investigating the possibility of offering a curriculum for current and prospective practitioners. That process led to the development of the CDMS Core Knowledge Curriculum, or CKC for short.
Subject-matter experts, handpicked by the CDMS for their experience and expertise, created this resource for their colleagues' use and the future of the profession. In collaboration with the Commission, Spring Consulting Group LLC and COPE & Associates developed the case-based curriculum design and online delivery platform.
Although the CDMS does not endorse any particular study materials or preparation courses, the Commission realized a need to provide disability management professionals with educational material to deepen their understanding of the field.
Pathway to ADMS Designation
The CDMS CKC opens the door to disability management professionals who do not meet the eligibility criteria for CDMS certification. It paves the way for achieving ADMS designation.
Those applying for CDMS certification may find the CKC a useful supplement in their preparation for the exam.
Please Note: Some may use CKC to supplement their preparation for the CDMS certification exam, however completion of the CKC does not guarantee a passing grade on the exam.
Core Knowledge Curriculum (CKC)
Implemented in 2011, the CKC consists of an introductory module and four domain modules, each reflecting an area of practice identified in the Commission's 2009 Role & Function Study. These areas of practice have recently been confirmed in the 2014 Role & Function Study.
Introductory Module: Introduction to Core Competencies
Module 1: Domain for Disability and Work Interruption Case Management
Module 2: Domain for Workplace Intervention for Disability Prevention
Module 3: Domain for Program Development, Management, and Evaluation
Module 4: Domain for Employment Leaves and Benefits Administration
Each curriculum module consists of skill tools, interactive exercises, and case studies. Pre- and post-tests assess knowledge and measure improvement. For more information on the modules/domains, review the ADMS Guide for Candidate Designation and Renewal or the CKC practice domains.
Easy Access, Self-Paced Study
The CKC may be purchased through the CDMS online store. Once purchased, online access to the CKC is available for 120 days, offering you the flexibility to study at your own pace.
Additional Learning Modules Offering CEs
In addition to other resources you may consider for meeting continuing education requirements, ADMS designees can explore the latest CDMS learning modules on Aging and ADAAA/IDM/FMLA as well as the Core Knowledge Curriculum (CKC). Both modules offer 8 CE credits.