To become certified in the ESI:

ESI Course Objectives

The ESI course can be completed by attending a 3-day course. This course consists of 26 contact hours.

  1. Administer, score, and interpret the ESI in a valid and reliable manner
  2. Use the ESI to promote occupation-centered and client-centered practice
  3. Integrate the ESI into your occupational therapy practice
  4. Use ESI results to plan occupational therapy interventions
  5. Use ESI measure as evidence demonstrating the effectiveness of interventions

The Rater Calibration Process

Once you have completed an ESI course, the next step is to complete the rater calibration process. The rater calibration process ensures that your ESI results are valid and reliable. This unique process is included at no extra cost in all ESI certification courses.

During the rater calibration process, you will:

  1. Administer the ESI to 10 people
  2. Submit your data to CIOTS for analysis
  3. Receive detailed feedback based on your submitted data

Once your scoring is shown to be valid, you will receive an individualized code that unlocks powerful reports and your clients’ ESI measures based on your unique scoring severity.

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