Functional Capacity Evaluation Training

Featuring a carefully balanced curriculum of instruction and application, training in ErgoScience’s proprietary FCE occurs online, at your own pace with an option for live web sessions.  It provides instruction in FCE administration and documentation using our proprietary report writing software. It also gives practitioners the opportunity to apply what they’ve learned via case examples. 

On Demand PWPE Course

The same content as the live training without the cost of travel or lodging. Complete the course at your own pace from the comfort of your home or office. Start immediately after sign-up with access to all course materials.

Need help during the online training?  Our instructors are available to answer questions.  Participants may contact our trainers via phone or email during regular business hours. M-F,  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM central time zone. 

Click the link below for information on pricing and cancellation policy as well as the course outlines.*

Register today.

*Software license required to perform FCE's. If your clinic is already a licensed ErgoScience provider, feel free to proceed to the online registration. If you need to purchase software, please contact Erin Norton at:


The course objective is for physical therapists and physical therapy assistants to learn how to correctly perform the PWPE (ErgoScience's FCE system) and achieve certification as an ErgoScience PWPE administrator. The Physical Work Performance Evaluation (PWPE) is a functional capacity evaluation that has been researched for reliability and validity with the results of that research published in a peer-reviewed journal. The evaluation is used in determining the physical work abilities of an injured worker, in prescribing treatment for work-hardening or work-conditioning of the injured worker, disability determination, and in post-offer screening of newly hired employees. The course will involve lectures, videos, patient case examples and "hands on" practice with administering and scoring the performance of two patients using the ErgoScience PWPE's report-generating software. Upon successful completion of the course the participants will be certified to administer the Physical Work Performance Evaluation.

Take our FCE course online, or you can ask us to come to you. Courses are conducted by an ErgoScience certified trainer who is also an experienced industrial therapist. CEUs are earned for completion of the course. 

Approved by the APTA Wisconsin for 18.75 credits. Wi APTA logo  

   LA PT Board seal     Approved by the Louisiana Physical Therapy Board for 18.5 hours.  

You will learn:

  • Consistent identification of safe maximum effort
  • Reliable recognition of deviations in posture and movement patterns
  • Effective utilization of ErgoScience’s unique patented 3-in-1 scoring system
  • Efficient creation of user-friendly summary reports with ErgoScience’s Report Generating Software
  • Integration of appropriate musculoskeletal screens
  • Identification of medical precautions and contradictions
  • Extrapolation of performance from brief periods of observation to an 8-hour day

Online training - $870 per participant

This course is approved for 18.75 Contact Hours through RHE-Cert, the PT accreditation program of Redefine Health Education (RHE). RHE is the sponsoring provider of this course. RHE's state board approvals in CA, IL (#216.000360), and FL and state chapter approval by the APTA NC (#21-0729-025) extend approval to the jurisdictions listed on this webpage:

*If you are a Florida licensee, your course will be listed under Redefine Health Education as the sponsor.

What is RHE?

Redefine Health Education (RHE) partners with educational providers to provide PT/PTA continuing education accreditation, sponsorship, and support. RHE is a registered CE approval agency of the PT Board of California, a rule-approved CE provider of the PT Board of Florida, a registered sponsor of continuing education by the PT Board of Illinois (#216.000360) and an approved continuing competence provider by the APTA North Carolina (#21-0729-025). Educational providers partnered with RHE have their courses reviewed by qualified auditors to determine if their courses meet criteria for approval. If approved, these courses meet the criteria for CE approval in the jurisdictions noted here:

Live Web Sessions

Craving that live interaction and feedback with an instructor?

Participants in the ErgoScience online PWPE course can add on a series of live web sessions. Four one-hour mini courses, designed to give you a better understanding of the ErgoScience FCE.

Online via Zoom

Four one-hour sessions give PWPE training participants additional instruction and feedback. Web session are an add-on option for the full, online PWPE course. Each web-session is designed to:

  • address questions from participants,
  • present and answer common questions participants encounter
  • offer additional explanations and focus on important areas of FCEs.

Web session participants should have completed the online PWPE training or participants should be currently engaged in the online PWPE training and have completed sections corresponding to the web session topic. Participants must submit questions or issues for discussion at least three days prior to the session date. Sessions will address the following topics:

Sessions will address the following topics:

Session 1 - Dynamic Strength

Session 2 - Position Tolerance and Mobility

Session 3 - Balance, Endurance, Coordination, Fine Motor

Session 4 - Clinical analysis, report writing and final questions.

$350 per participant*

Contact us at

205-879-6447 ext 218

*enrollment in the online PWPE course required