Designated Doctor (DD) and Certifying Doctor Required Certification Training

  • Four live interactive webinars held over two consecutive days for DD and Certifying Doctors to learn case-based concepts for determining maximum medical improvement (MMI) and impairment rating (IR). Prior to attending the webinars, DWC recommends participants complete Pre-Course Cases using the Guide to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Fourth Edition, published by the American Medical Association (AMA Guides). Download the Pre-Course Cases.

General Information

  • DDs, certifying doctors, and ancillary health care providers must attend this training every two (2) years. Doctors of medicine (M.D.s), doctors of osteopathic medicine (D.O.s), and doctors of chiropractic medicine (D.C.s) will earn continuing medical education (CME) credits by attending this training. Please note that the annual Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners required hours for Ethics, Recordkeeping, Documentation and Coding, and Risk Management are no longer offered at the certification training.

    Certification or recertification as either a DD or certifying doctor requires a certificate of successful completion of all required trainings.

  • Required Training for DDs also includes four prerecorded video presentations. CME is not being offered for the prerecorded videos and the DD Questions and Answers webinar.

Webinar Event Details

Friday September 22, 2023                       8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.               Q&A for Prerecorded Video Presentations (optional)

Friday September 22, 2023

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Upper Extremity MMI and IR

Friday September 22, 2023 

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Spine MMI and IR

Saturday September 23, 2023

8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Lower Extremity MMI and IR

Saturday September 23, 2023

1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Non-Musculoskeletal MMI and IR


Jacquie Van Gundy

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