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Functional Capacity Evaluation Training

In Person:

Featuring a carefully balanced curriculum of instruction and application, training in ErgoScience’s proprietary FCE occurs over a period of three days and 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 Now Available!

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.*

On Demand FCE Course

*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 courses at our facility in Birmingham, Alabama, 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.

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