Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE)

Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE)

The purpose of a Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is to see if you will be able to complete your job tasks safely after an injury. FCEs are commonly done as a full body test but can be changed for your needs.

What to Expect

Your Evaluation:

  • Arrive 15-20 minutes early to your appointment for any paperwork 
  • Wear:
    • Comfortable, loose fitting clothing 
    • Appropriate footwear
    • No jewelry
  • Bring:
    • A list of all medications you are taking
    • Any medical reports or tests about your injury 
    • A photo ID
  • Water and a snack if you need it
  • You will be looked at by a qualified evaluator on your physical abilities, ability to do work-related duties and more
  • Your qualified evaluator will be looking at your vitals during your appointment for your safety
  • Please follow your doctor’s advice about medications

After Your FCE:

  • Use your go-to methods for soreness
  • Reach out to your therapist with any questions or concerns

The Basics:

  • Tell your evaluator about your:
    • Symptoms
    • How your injury happened
    • Test results
    • Job duties
    • Other doctor or therapist visits
    • What gives you relief for your symptoms
  • Visits are about 4 hours
  • This is a one-time test

Questions or concerns? Call 866.389.0211 to speak to a One Call Representative.

Note: This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have.