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Designated doctor and certifying doctor training

Expand the below training options to learn more information and register for individual courses.

Designated doctor certification training is required every two years. All training is provided online through prerecorded video presentations and live interactive webinars.

Participants must register for the two-day training before viewing the prerecorded video presentations. An attestation must be submitted stating the prerecorded video presentations have been viewed. 

Prior to viewing these presentations, DWC recommends participants download and complete the pre-course cases using the Guide to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Fourth Edition, published by the American Medical Association (AMA Guides).

Prerecorded presentation videos

Attestation

An optional live interactive webinar, "Q&A for Prerecorded Video Presentations" is offered to review information from the prerecorded video presentations and answer any questions. CME credit are not offered for the Q&A webinar or for viewing the prerecorded video presentations.

Certification training day 1

Certification training day 2

For registration visit the Workers' Compensation Designated Doctor Events & Training Calendar and view the Training Agenda to get more information.

Doctors of Medicine (MD), Doctors of Osteopathy (DO), and Doctors of Chiropractic (DC) earn continuing medical education (CME) credits for webinar attendance. 

Additional resources

Training instructors

Post certification course evaluation forms

Certifying doctor training for doctors and other health care practitioners, such as physical therapists, occupational therapists, and non-licensed technicians who assist certifying doctors is required every two years.

Prior to attending the live interactive webinars, DWC recommends participants complete the pre-course cases using the Guide to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Fourth Edition, published by the American Medical Association (AMA Guides).

Certification training day 1

Certification training day 2

For registration visit the Workers' Compensation Designated Doctor Events & Training Calendar and view the Training Agenda to get more information.

Doctors of Medicine (MD), Doctors of Osteopathy (DO), and Doctors of Chiropractic (DC) earn continuing medical education (CME) credits for webinar attendance.

Additional resources

Training instructors

Post certification course evaluation forms

An introduction to the designated doctor’s role in the workers’ compensation system and fundamental concepts of their work. MDs, DOs, and DCs will earn CME credits by participating.

View the designated doctor 101 webinar Presentation slides | Pre-course cases | Figure 1 | Upper Extremity ROM tables and figures | EOI packet

Visit the Workers' Compensation Designated Doctor Events & Training Calendar for registration or to get more information.

This five-part webinar series focuses on understanding maximum medical improvement (MMI) and impairment rating (IR) concepts. MDs, DOs, and DCs earn CME credit.

Module 1 - Maximum Medical Improvement Presentation slides | Pre-course cases

Module 2 - Spine MMI/IR & Extent of Injury Presentation slides | Pre-course cases | EOI Packet

Module 3 - Upper Extremity MMI/IR Presentation slides | Pre-course cases | Figure 1 | Upper Extremity ROM tables and figures

Module 4 - Lower Extremity MMI/IR Presentation slides | Pre-course cases

Module 5 - Non-Musculoskeletal MMI/IR Presentation slides | Pre-course cases

Visit the Workers' Compensation Designated Doctor Events & Training Calendar for registration or to get more information.

A detailed introduction to the designated doctor’s role in addressing the issue of Extent of Injury. MDs, DOs, and DCs earn CME credit.

View the designated doctor extent of injury webinar Presentation slides part 1part 2 | Pre-course reports | EOI packet

Visit the Workers' Compensation Designated Doctor Events & Training Calendar for registration or to get more information.

For more information, contact: DesDoc_Education@tdi.texas.gov

Last updated: 11/3/2022