A Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is set of tests, practices and observations that are combined to determine the ability of the evaluated person to functionQuestions? Call Us!
A functional capacity evaluation (FCE) evaluates an individual's capacity to perform work activities related to his or her participation in employment. The FCE process compares the individual's health status, and body functions and structures to the demands of the job and the work environment. A functional capacity evaluation can take four to six hours, although the process can take longer or take less time, depending on what is being tested. Some FCEs are carried out over two days. Similar types of testing may also be called a functional capacity assessment (FCA), physical capacity assessment or evaluation (PCA or PCE), or work capacity assessment or evaluation (WCA or WCE).
The two types of FCE used by the United States Social Security Administration: the Mental Functional Capacity Evaluation (MFCE) that measures emotional and mental capacity, and the Physical Functional Capacity Evaluation (PFCE) that measures physical functioning.