Master the

AMA Guides to the Evaluation of  Permanent Impairment


Fifth Edition




AMA Guides, Fifth Edition - Mastery!

 As a result of this top-tier virtual learning experience, you will have the knowledge and skills to provide high-quality impairment evaluations as part of a  gratifying and profitable professional practice. Utilizing the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Fifth Edition, correctly ensures precise ratings for medicolegal and independent medical evaluations, making it a vital aspect of what you do.

Acquiring this knowledge and skillset has been challenging and costly. Therefore, many assessments lack quality, and only a few professionals have the necessary expertise. However, a superior, cost-effective, and unique virtual solution is now available, offering immediate and ongoing returns on your training investment. The enrollment fee is less than many physicians receive for a single evaluation.

It is crucial to develop the required knowledge and skills. Reading the AMA Guides is necessary but inadequate; learning from seasoned experts who have mastered the process is far more beneficial. As someone who has trained thousands in impairment evaluation and independent medical evaluations, I can attest that well-designed virtual learning is the most efficient and convenient method. Traditional seminars, live or recorded, can be costly and overwhelming, while our new virtual learning experience offers greater efficiency and affordability.

The course was designed by Chris Brigham, MD, Editor of the AMA Guides Newsletter, Senior Editor of the AMA Guides, Sixth Edition, and author of multiple books and over three hundred articles. He was uniquely qualified to develop this course with extensive experience with Guides, teaching, and computer-based health sciences education (his first books were on this subject ‚Äď five decades ago!).

What do you need to know about this resource?

  • This offering surpasses all other training, including and resources, which many have valued for over two decades.
  • Enrolling in this top-tier interactive learning resource on the AMA Guides, Fifth Edition grants access to¬†over 200 modules that teach impairment evaluation and report creation.
  • Modules typically feature brief video and audio presentations complemented by written content.
  • Additionally, you will have access to hyperlinks for supplementary video content and articles and integration with the "AMA Guides All-Access Bundle," a highly recommended¬†subscription service by the American Medical Association.
  • You can enroll in the entire course or portions of the course designed specifically for your needs.
  • We also offer a downloadable course syllabus and a .pdf handout of all presentation slides.
  • Engaging in numerous case exercises and quizzes facilitates active learning,
  • Plus, as long as you are actively enrolled, you will have complimentary access to our monthly coaching sessions, where you can ask questions and receive expert guidance.
  • A certificate of training is awarded upon course completion.
  • With over 170 hours of content, you can tailor your learning to your practice, interests, and schedule. The course duration depends on the amount of accessed content, typically ranging from 50 to 170 hours.
  • We continuously update the content to provide the necessary information and resources.
  • The course addresses common issues, including fundamentals, practical applications, musculoskeletal (spine, upper and lower extremities), nervous system, pain, mental and behavioral, skin, and more.¬†
  • Completing this training prepares you to take the examination to become a Certified Impairment Rater.
  • As long as you are actively enrolled, you will have complimentary access to our monthly coaching sessions, where you can ask questions and receive expert guidance.
  • Plus, gain access to "Important Tools" containing¬† Pain Questionnaire, Pain Disability Questionnaire, QuickDASH, Lower Limb, Combined Values, Unit Convert, and Region Convert in 1 Year Mastery Training Course.

We offer one-year access options to AMA¬†Guides¬†‚Äď Fifth Edition, Mastery!. Access the course by logging into your account at¬†¬†or using the official Kajabi app. Join our community of AMA Guides experts today and invest in a decision you will not regret.

Nevertheless, do not just take our word for it - browse our reviews below to see our program's impact on our satisfied students. Moreover, if you are still not convinced, we invite you to watch our informative video, which is a worthwhile investment of just a few minutes.

Unlike live courses, our virtual program allows you to study at your own pace and tailor your learning to your needs.



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Don't hesitate to acquire the expertise and competencies needed to excel in using the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Fifth Edition. The sooner you embark on your learning journey, the faster you'll achieve your objectives. Our competitively priced course is not only a wise investment but also offers a more comprehensive learning experience compared to other alternatives. Moreover, the course fee is often lower than the standard fee for a single professional evaluation. Seize this opportunity and elevate your career today.

 No Risk Guarantee: Rest assured, we firmly believe that this learning opportunity will prove to be a valuable investment in your personal growth and development. If, after completing this training, you conduct impairment evaluations within 90 days and do not feel that you have received a satisfactory return on your investment, we will gladly refund the entire course fee without hesitation.

This virtual learning experience is your best solution.

Embrace the ultimate virtual learning experience tailored to help you master the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Sixth Edition. Gain access to over 200 meticulously designed learning modules, where Dr. Christopher R. Brigham, Senior Editor of the AMA Guides, Sixth Edition, elucidates impairment evaluation and the creation of high-value reports. Enjoy numerous hours of easily digestible presentations, supplemented with links to additional video content and reading materials from the AMA Guides and Guides Newsletter.

Study at your convenience and engage in an interactive learning process with case exercises and quizzes. Opt for to access monthly coaching sessions, connecting you with global experts who address your questions. The total learning time varies according to your needs, typically ranging from 50 to 170 hours. Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to excel in your profession today.

It is essential to acquire the knowledge and expertise necessary for delivering precise assessments and crafting high-quality reports.

To effectively evaluate impairment, it's crucial to cultivate the knowledge and expertise necessary for conducting accurate assessments and producing high-quality reports. Merely reading a book is insufficient to grasp the intricacies of impairment assessment. The optimal approach involves learning from the most knowledgeable and skilled experts in the field. While two-day programs are available, they can be overwhelming and expensive, with an average fee of $1400 for a fraction of the content offered in our course. In-person events also incur indirect costs, such as travel, lodging, and potential lost revenue. As an experienced instructor of numerous AMA Guides seminars, Dr. Brigham understands that an intense, one-time course is not the most effective learning method.

We proudly present the world's leading solution - a top-notch virtual learning experience designed to deliver exceptional results.

We provide the world's premier solution for high-quality virtual learning. Over the years, numerous participants have benefited from our online training at We have entirely revamped our learning platform, incorporating the latest and most effective learning strategies. If you have previously completed our training, we still recommend enrolling in this enhanced experience, as it offers even more valuable insights and knowledge.  If you are new to our training offerings, this is your best solution.

William T. Grant, MD

Charlottesville, Virginia

My introduction to Chris Brigham, MD  was facilitated by the desire to identify a comprehensive training site to understand better and apply the methodologies of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment. I am an Orthopedic Surgeon in Charlottesville, Virginia, who practiced privately for 32 years. Medical-Legal consulting services have been a consistent complement to my clinical practice. After retiring from patient care in 2022, I devoted my professional interests entirely to consulting and providing independent medical evaluations. Impairment analysis is frequently essential to case reviews and independent medical evaluations. Many excellent clinicians have yet to have the opportunity for formal training with the AMA Guides. Still, they are asked to provide impairment ratings for their patients or a patient sent to them. However, without training, it is nearly impossible to master the AMA Guides.

I identified Dr. Brigham's online educational sites and have benefited from his step-by-step teaching approach and monthly live training sessions.¬†¬†The presentations are excellent, and the extensive hyperlinked resources, case exercises, and quizzes enhance the learning experience. The enrollment fee is substantially less than the typical fee for performing a single evaluation; therefore, there is a strong return on investment.¬†Mentorship with Dr. Brigham has greatly benefited me, facilitating the continued application of my professional background beyond traditional medical practice. I highly recommend AMA¬†Guides, Sixth Edition ‚Äď Mastery!¬†

Jerald D. Kelly, DC

Longview, Texas

I wanted to learn how to use the most current Sixth Edition for evaluating cases. I liked the idea of doing the course online and that I did not have to travel.  I also liked going at my pace instead of cramming all the material in a two-day seminar and incurring expenses of travel, lodging, and meals.   

I also liked that Dr. Brigham is teaching the course; he has an enormous amount of experience performing several thousands of ratings.  In addition, after you pass a four-hour exam, you earn a Certified Impairment Rater (CIR) certification, which establishes you as an expert. 

The online Mastery Course itself is fantastic.  It is professional and is broken up into many modules.  You can click the hyperlinks for additional videos in each module. Other hyperlinks take you to the AMA Guides and the AMA Guides Newsletter for more clarification of the material.  For instance, one of the hyperlinks can go to an article that explains the most common mistakes in rating a particular condition, which is invaluable information. Dr. Brigham has a great way of summarizing key points you need to know, which is amazing.   

The course is well-priced.  Other weekend programs charge $1500 to $2,000 for fewer hours of training, and you have many other indirect expenses. If you want to learn how to rate impairments, make a modest investment in this fantastic learning experience. 

AMA Guides Digital

You must have access to the AMA Guides to learn how to use the AMA Guides. We will provide hyperlinks to content in the digital versions and the Guides Newsletter. Therefore, we highly recommend that you have access to the digital "AMA Guides All-Access Bundle." This includes all editions of the AMA Guides and access to the bi-monthly Guides Newsletter article. To subscribe, please click here. 


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