Learn to perform employment testing and job site analysis

Become a Certified Employment Testing Specialist. This course will cover the Employment Testing process in its entirety. It will teach you steps to develop, administer, and reassess an employment testing program for each phase of the hiring process. You will learn how to objectively identify essential job demands information through job site analysis and turn those essential functions into an EEOC and ADA compliant protocol. Immediately improve return on investment by developing skills to maximize use of functional job site analysis. Our training will help you to develop and successfully market Employment Testing programs that can improve productivity, reduce injuries, decrease costs, and improve employee quality of life.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the appropriate use and difference among types of employment testing
  • Comprehend the components of an employment test that is job related and consistent with business necessity
  • Outline the key components of a successful employment testing system
  • Understand the requirements of test administration and the return on investment for providers and employers
  • Identify, measure, and report essential demands validly and objectively


Tuition: $325.00   14 Day Advanced Price: $295.00  

About Certification

At the conclusion of the workshop attendees will have earned a Certificate of Attendance awarding 6.5 CEUs.  After completion of the course, attendees must perform two live job site analyses and develop employment test protocols from those  analyses. Job site analysis reports and employment test protocols must be submitted for grading. Following successful completion of the  two (2) Job Site Analyses Reports and Employment Test Protocols, attendees will receive their certification designating them as a Certified Employment Testing Specialist™ (CETS™).

Due to ongoing National changes in Employment Testing policies and procedures, maintenance of certification will require the annual completion of the "National Employment Testing Regulation Updates" course and course examination, which will be available online. Price for annual re-certification $125.00.


Tuition is refundable less $50.00 if canceled 14 days before the workshop date. Tuition is not refundable under any circumstance, for registrations or cancellations after the 14 days has expired. However, you may have someone attend in your place or attend at another date. You may only change workshop dates or locations two times, then tuition will be forfeited. The Back School cannot be responsible for nonrefundable travel expenses, etc. should it become necessary to cancel a workshop.


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Dates Location
Mar 24, 2018 - Mar 24, 2018 The Atrium
2400 Herodian Way - #250
Smyrna, GA 30080

Leslie A. Alvarez, ATC, CEAS, CFCE

Leslie A. Alvarez, ATC, CEAS, CFCE

Leslie is the Director of Employer Services for BenchMark Rehab Partners, a nationwide physical therapy provider. Leslie is a Certified Athletic Trainer specializing in employment testing, ergonomics, employment and workers’ compensation regulations, emergency medical services, injury management, safety, and wellbeing programs. She has been the head athletic trainer for several college and high school level sports teams. Leslie completed all MSHA training and is a presenter of MSHA part 48 training.

Leslie is a certified provider with the leading employment testing system and has a certification as a physical ability validity evaluator (PAVE). She has been trained in several employment testing and functional capacity platforms.

Working with a variety of employers from coal mines and natural gas fields to food processing facilities and offices has allowed Leslie to develop a variety of professional skills with successful programs. A firm background in objective assessment as an athletic trainer combines well with Leslie’s passion for improving quality of life, leading to impactful onsite interventions.

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8:30AM - 9:00AM

Attendee sign-in


9:00AM - 9:10AM

Outline course objectives

Lecture, Power Point, Handouts, Discussion

Employment Testing Use and Definition

9:10AM - 9:15AM

Define employment testing and its use

Lecture, Power Point, Handouts, Discussion

Types of Employment Tests

9:15AM - 10:00AM

Explain the different types of employment tests and appropriate uses of each

Lecture, Power Point, Handouts, Discussion

Compliance and Defensibility

10:00AM - 10:35AM

Explain government regulations, necessity for adherence, and how to remain compliant

Lecture, Power Point, Handouts, Discussion

Ten minute break

10:35AM - 10:45AM

Building Valid Protocol

10:45AM - 11:55AM

Practice the ability to create a valid protocol from essential job demands

Lecture, Power Point, Handouts, Discussion, Participation in Groups

Five minute Break

11:55AM - 12:00PM

Return on Investment

1:ooPM - 12:15PM

Explain potential return on investment for employers with each type of employment test

Lecture, Power Point, Handouts, Discussion


12:15PM - 12:20PM

Explain how to identify a business that would benefit from and could commit to an employment testing program

Lecture, Power Point, Handouts, Discussion

Test Administration

12:20PM - 1:00PM

Explain test administration requirements and processes, demonstrate equipment use, and results expectations

Lecture, Power Point, Handouts, Discussion, Demonstration, Participation in Groups

Lunch break

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Job site analysis

2:00PM - 2:25PM

Define job site analysis and explain its use, benefits, and job demands

Lecture, Power Point, Handouts, Discussion

Five minute break

2:25PM - 2:30PM

Performing Job Site Analysis

2:30PM - 3:50PM

Explain and practice job site analysis procedure, etiquette, tools, and measurements

Lecture, Power Point, Handouts, Discussion, Demonstration, Participation in Groups

Ten minute break

3:50PM - 4:00PM


4:00PM - 4:30PM

Demonstrate how to compile the data and explain reporting layout options

Lecture, Power Point, Handouts, Discussion

Course exam

4:30PM - 5:00PM

Evaluation of Workshop, Discussion