CPWC1 – Introduction – Workers’ Compensation Origins and Overview



 Module 1: Introduction – Worker’s Compensation origins and overview

In this introductory module – Introduction – Worker’s Compensation origins and overview, you will learn the circumstances and issues prompting the development of Worker’s Compensation laws, how those issues were addressed with the passage of Worker’s Compensation laws, and how those issues are addressed currently. You will also learn the overall structure and purpose of the Workers Compensation laws and administrative regulations, as well as the benefits available under the Workers Compensation statutes.  Practically, you will learn to help employers understand the valuable protections provided under Workers’ Compensation.

CPWC (Claims Practitioner in Workers’ Compensation) is a 24 module certification program developed to meet the needs of emerging claims practitioners. This program offers comprehensive training in foundation principles required to become a certified California WC Claims Adjuster and provides the required 120 classroom hours. Presented at a practical desk level, this curriculum includes learning tools such as case studies and soft skills along with technical information.  Components of the CPWC will also help fulfill certification requirements for California WC Medical Review or Medical Only adjusters.

Lecture Topics Covered:

  1. History of WC
  2. WC and Civil Claims
  3. WC and Other benefits systems
  4. Fundamentals of WC System
  5. Role of Labor Code and Regulations
  6. Role of Case Law and Legal Precedents

Who should attend:

  • Indemnity Workers’ Compensation Claims Adjusters
  • Medical Bill Review Adjustors
  • Medical Only Claims Adjustors
  • TPA / Self Insured Claims Personnel
  • Safety and Risk Management Professionals
  • Agent/Broker Workers’ Compensation Claims Staff

Difference between 3 and 5 hour versions:

  • The Indemnity Track requires the 5 hour version to meet the requirement of 120 hours.
  • The 5 hour version includes Case Studies and homework
  • All other tracks only require the 3 hour version

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