PROGRAMS & COURSES

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

The world of Workers’ Compensation is both complex and dynamic. Whether an organization has one, or one hundred employees, in-depth knowledge and skills are vital in its response to the State of California requirements in relation to workers’ compensation.   For decades, IEA has been leader in providing professional development training in workers’ compensation, pioneering the leading edge qualifications in the industry.   Download IEA’s Workers’ Compensation Programs FAQ’s

WCCA Certificate and WCCP Designation
The California Workers Compensation Claims Administration (WCCA) and Workers Compensation Claims Professional (WCCP) programs are the gold standard professional credentials in the industry. Some 8,000 California WC professionals hold the WCCA, while almost 3,000 have gone on to earn the WCCP designation. These series also meet most of the criteria established by the California DOI for claims adjuster pre-certification and continuing education allowing you to earn CE hours.

IEA partners with The Institutes in offering these prestigious programs nationwide. Text books and standardized exam must be purchased separately through the Institutes for candidates who wish to progress toward earning the credentials.

CPWC Certificate
IEA is proud to introduce its newest certificate program, the Claims Practitioner in Workers’ Compensation. The CPWC is a 24-module program designed specifically to meet the 120 hour criteria established by the California DOI. The focus is  on the practical knowledge and skills needed to perform the roles of an Indemnity Workers’ Compensation Adjuster, a Medical Only Adjuster and a Medical Bill Review Adjuster for the State of California.

 

With our team of skilled and experienced instructors, IEA continues to combine specific learning objectives with real-world insights enabling you to hit-the-ground running in your day-to-day job as well as your career path.

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION PROGRAMS

WCCA Programs from IEA

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INTRODUCTION TO WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CLAIMS

IEA offers two introductory courses on California workers’ compensation claims. CA8 is offered as a four-week distance learning program and WC006 is offered as a two-day in-person workshop. Both programs offer a high-level overview on the basics of California workers’ compensation claims.

  • Who should attend:
    • Those new to workers’ compensation claims
    • Those considering a move to workers’ compensation claims
    • Those employed by third party administrators
    • Those employed by self-insured employers
    • HR professionals
    • Benefit Professionals
    • Disability management professionals
    • Risk management professionals
    • Safety professionals
    • Staff of law firms handling workers’ compensation claims

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INTRODUCTION TO

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

(TELECOURSE)

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INTRODUCTION TO

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

(CLASSROOM)

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CALIFORNIA STATE WC CERTIFICATE 

Initial 120 hours of classroom training can be earned by attending IEA Workers’ Compensation courses and taking course exams.

CLAIMS PRACTITIONER IN WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

CPWC (Claims Practitioner in Workers’ Compensation) is a 24-module certificate program that delves more deeply into the practical aspects of California workers’ compensation claims than other introductory programs. This certificate lays the foundation for a great start towards a successful career in workers’ compensation claims and is especially designed to provide the requisite 120 hours of classroom time required for the CA-WC indemnity adjuster certification.

  • CPWC has three track options
  • Who should attend:
    • Workers’ compensation claims professionals with less than one year of experience
    • Workers’ compensation claims professionals with more than one year of experience and who could benefit from a refresher on specific subjects
    • People considering a career transition into workers’ compensation claims
    • HR professionals who would like to improve bottom line results through knowledge of the workers’ compensation system and workers’ compensation claims
    • Anyone who needs the CA-WC initial certification or CA workers’ compensation CE credits

CPWC CLAIMS PRACTITIONER IN WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

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WCCA & WCCP DESIGNATIONS            

Credit toward the WCCA and the WCCP designations requires taking The Institutes national exam, which is purchased directly from The Institutes.

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CLAIMS ADMINISTRATION CERTIFICATE

WCCA (Workers’ Compensation Claims Administration) is a certificate program, offered by The Institutes and taught by IEA, consisting of five semester length courses. The curriculum provides a comprehensive overview of California workers’ compensation claims.

  • Who should attend:
    • Anyone who needs the CA-WC initial certification or CA workers’ compensation CE credits
    • Workers’ compensation professionals, including those employed by insurance companies, third party administrators and self-insured employers

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FOUNDATIONS OF

CALIFORNIA WORKERS’

COMPENSATION CLAIMS

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ESTABLISHING INJURY AND

AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES IN CA

WORKERS’ COMP CLAIMS

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MEDICAL BENEFITS IN

CALIFORNIA WORKERS’

COMPENSATION

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DISABILITY AND DEATH

BENEFITS IN CALIFORNIA

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DISCOVERY AND

LITIGATION IN CA WORKERS’

COMPENSATION CLAIMS

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CLAIMS PROFESSIONAL

WCCP (Workers’ Compensation Claims Professional) is a designation program, offered by The Institutes and taught by IEA, intended for candidates seeking an advanced professional credential in California workers’ compensation claims. It consists of four semester length courses  providing in depth technical knowledge of claims practices, labor codes and current case law.

  • Who should attend:
    • The WCCP is an advanced professional designation. While the WCCA is not a specific pre-requisite for WCCP candidates, IEA recommends it in lieu of comparable experience.
    • Workers’ compensation professionals, including those employed by insurance companies, third party administrators and self-insured employers
    • Anyone who needs CA workers’ compensation CE credits
    • Workers’ compensation professionals that want the gold standard designation in California workers’ compensation claims

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PERMANENT DISABILITY

RATING IN CALIFORNIA

WORKERS’ COMP CLAIMS

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STATUTES OF LIMITATIONS,

JURISDICTION & CIVIL REMEDIES

IN CA WORKERS’ COMP

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ADVANCED ISSUES IN

DISCOVERY & LITIGATION

IN CA WORKERS’ COMP

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ADVANCED TOPICS IN

CALIFORNIA WORKERS’

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GRANDFATHER PERIOD

If you have taken either CA16A or CA16B, but not yet completed your WCCA or WCCP, Please click here for information regarding the end of grandfather period.

SUPPLEMENTAL COURSES

IEA offers two additional designations applicable to Workers’ Compensation claims professionals the CPFI-WC (Certified Professional in Fraud Identification-Workers’ Compensation) and the CPDM (Certified Professional in Disability Management).  See the following links for further information.

In addition, IEA offers topical workshops each semester on current issues in Workers’ Compensation, including the annual New Workers’ Compensation Laws, taught at the beginning of each year.

CPFI

CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL

IN FRAUD

IDENTIFICATION

CPDM

CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL

DISABILITY MANAGEMENT