CPWC17 – Average Weekly Wage and Earning Capacity



Workers’ Compensation Origins and Overview

CPWC (Claims Practitioner in Workers’ Compensation) is a 24 unit 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.

Module 17 – Average Weekly Wage (AWW) and Earning Capacity

In this 17th module, we will conduct a detailed examination of the various components included in average weekly wage and earning capacity and learn how to calculate average weekly wage and earning capacity. This module provides information fundamental to calculating the weekly benefit due under temporary total, temporary partial permanent total, permanent partial, and death benefits. We will also look at the various benefit notices due during the course of the claim.

Lecture Topics Covered

  1. AWW
  2. Earning Capacity
  3. Wage Documentation
  4. Benefit Schedules

Who should attend.

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

Difference between 3 & 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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