The Social Security Organisation Malaysia (PERKESO) hosted a graduation ceremony on February 3, 2023. The Minister of Human Resources for Malaysia presented certificates to all participants, including six international graduates from the Philippines, Brunei, and Singapore.
Both the CDMP and CRTWC certifications were introduced in Malaysia by PERKESO in 2010, in partnership with the National Institute of Disability Management and Research (NIDMAR). Over the past 13 years, 334 individuals comprising PERKESO employees and representatives from other local and overseas organisations have earned these two designations. For 2023, 57 individuals were awarded the CDMP and 9 individuals with the CRTWC designation.
To read more on the successes achieved in Malaysia and to view the graduation photos, please click on the following link to the Communique.
IDMSC Communique Vol 16 No 47 PERKESOs CDMP Graduation 2023 April 2023
Launched in 1998 as a joint development effort with the Occupational Standards Branch at Employment and Social Development Canada, this $2 million initiative, designed to codify key competency knowledge domain areas required to successfully assist individuals who acquire a mental or physical health impairment in maintaining their employment, has reached a major milestone.
Development, testing and validation, in collaboration with employers, unions, workers compensation boards, and other relevant stakeholder groups, as well as incorporating key research findings from a major international ILO study has now led to over 4,000 individuals carrying the CDMP designation in more than 20 countries. This growing global Disability Management Professional community is having a significant impact in reducing the socio-economic cost of mental and physical health impairments on individuals, their families, employers, and society at large.
This short 10-minute video offers a snapshot of the value proposition associated with obtaining this coveted Certified Disability Management Professional designation. Please click on the following link: CDMP – The Gold Standard for Disability Management Professionals
PCU-WHS is open to accepting Certified Disability Management Professionals (CDMPs) and Certified Return to Work Coordinators (CRTWCs) who wish to gain Continuing Education Credits in order to maintain professional certification.
Each term of the academic year, the University offers a selection of courses that may be of interest to practising CDMPs and CRTWCs through its online learning platform. These courses are taught by highly qualified and experienced professors using an instructional format that allows flexibility for learners as to when and how they participate. This approach offers a convenient way for career professionals to integrate continuing education into their busy schedules. Currently, applications are open for the following course:
WHDM 404: Economics of Workplace Health Initiatives
The course takes place from September 10 to December 2.
Please click on the link below to view the Learning Objectives for the course and the instructor bio: Continuing Education Opportunity at PCU-WHS Fall 2018
Successful completion of the course provides 40 CEC hours for CDMPs and CRTWCs.
For registration information, please visit the PCU-WHS website at:
Or contact Jennifer Murray, Student Services & Records Coordinator at: email@example.com or phone: 1-778-421-0821, ext. 209.