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Overview

Learn the necessary components for evaluating, developing and implementing disability management and attendance support (DMAS) programs in your workplace. Examine applicable legislation, workplace accommodations, and return to work planning. Gain a broader understanding of the complexities of the legal and ethical responsibilities in relation to disability management and attendance support. 

About the Certificate

The Certificate in Disability Management and Attendance Support consists of four required classroom-based courses, with one course being offered every July. The duration of each course is five days: four days of instruction (30 hours) and one day for the final exam.

This program is designed to provide you with a highly interactive learning experience utilizing case studies and real-life scenarios.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Apply the legislative requirements of DMAS
  • Demonstrate best practices to develop and implement effective DMAS programs
  • Successfully manage disability and attendance claims
  • Identify barriers to return to work and negotiate effective solutions
  • Apply the tools to evaluate the effectiveness of DMAS programs

Program Requirements

You must receive a passing grade of 50% or more to successfully complete this certificate program. After successful program completion, please submit a Continuing Education Certificate/Diploma Request Form.

Careers

  • Disability management and attendance support career within a school board or related sector or field

Additional Information

If you would like additional information about this certificate, please email our main office or phone us at 519-767-5000.

Sponsoring Partners

The certificate program is offered jointly by the Ontario Association of School Business Officials (OASBO) and the University of Guelph, Open Learning and Educational Support (OpenEd).