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Become a Certified Leave Management Specialist

CLMS Logo_RGB_PNGAs state and federal leave laws continue to expand, more and more companies are finding the need for professional leave management specialists. Distinguishing yourself as a leave expert can be a challenging task — DMEC’s new Certified Leave Management Specialist (CLMS) training is the answer!

Exclusively offered by DMEC, the CLMS program is the only professional designation of its kind that provides interactive, hands-on training to ensure your programs effectively comply with state and federal leave laws. Set yourself apart from the competition with our user-friendly, online self-study course.

Over five self-guided and self-paced modules (which takes approximately 20 hours to complete), you will learn from real life scenarios and test your knowledge with interactive quizzes and a final exam. Downloadable toolkits, sample policies, documents, up-to-date guidance, resources, and forms will also be provided to help you effectively meet today’s legal and regulatory challenges!

*You must complete the five online modules and/or exam within 180 days from the date registration/payment has been processed and your DMEC Learning Center account is activated.

Open New Doors and Opportunities
  • Improve your leave management skills and expertise
  • Build confidence in your knowledge of the profession
  • Earn credibility and respect from your colleagues
  • Add value to your organization
  • Advance your career
CLMS Modules
  • Overview and Federal FMLA Basics
  • Federal and State FMLA
  • The Lifecycle of an FMLA Event and Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Managing Leaves and Company Policy Integration
  • People First

CLMS Course Demo

If you’re interested in learning more about the online course, the demo video below will walk you through a preview of what you’ll cover in each of the five modules and the learning formats featured throughout the course.

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Who Should Participate

This program is for anyone looking to develop their leave management skills — from entry level human resource personnel just starting out to seasoned managers overseeing outsourced programs for tens of thousands of lives.

Designation and Ongoing Requirements

Following completion of the online course, you must pass a final exam that will cover the knowledge necessary to manage and administer a fully-compliant leave program within your company. Initial CLMS designation is valid for two years. Designation renewal can be achieved every two years by acquiring 20 CEUs and re-testing.

Pricing & Registration

To learn more about pricing and registration for the CLMS program, visit the pricing and registration page. Group discounts are available for groups of five or more.

Certificate & Digital Badge

Individuals who successfully earn the CLMS designation will be issued an electronic certificate and a digital badge. Certificates will be available to view and download from the DMEC Learning Center.

DMEC partners with BadgeCert, a third-party badging company, to issue digital badges. With each new badge earned, individuals will receive an email that contains information about the credential as well as login instructions to access their BadgeCert portfolio. Badges can be shared electronically with others via email or through social media networks as well as displayed on resumes, email signatures, or job boards. DMEC’s digital badges are embedded with qualifying information and can be easily verified by others when they access the badge link. This cutting-edge technology allows badge earners to securely share their credentials. Badges can be managed and shared through an individual’s BadgeCert portfolio.

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