PD Rating in California Workers’ Compensation Claims

Permanent Disability Rating in California Workers' Comp Claims

Learn the nuts and bolts of PD Rating with subject matter expert James Sim. Weekly webinar sessions help de-mystify the rating process and offer an opportunity for question and answer sessions as well as practice using PD Rating calculators.

September 20th - November 29th

Instructor Biography

James Sim has more than 25 years of experience in Workers’ Compensation first as a claims professional for insurance companies and third party administrators.

After earning his law degree and passing the bar, James refined his expertise and skillset working as staff counsel for a Fortune 500 company. He now works as an advocate for injured workers. His in-depth knowledge of the inner workings of different Workers’ Compensation claims offices gives him a unique perspective that he uses to develop successful strategies and achieve the best possible outcome for his clients.

10 Weeks - One Hour per Week
September 20th - November 29th, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Live Instructor Led Webinars

What Others Are Saying

Your Roadmap through PD Rating

Read the Assignments
Attend Weekly Webinars
Take the National Exam (WCCP candidates only)

What You'll Get

  • Understand Which schedule applies?
  • Basic concepts in using the AMA Guides
  • Evaluating specific impairments
  • Rebutting a scheduled rating
  • Apportionment
  • Role of physicians, judges and raters in determining disability under the AMA Guides
  • Preparation for the WCCP16 National Exam

Continuing Education

  • 14 Hours CA-WC-Cert, CPDM, CCMP, CPWC
  • Meets the 10-hours of training “dealing with the mechanics of rating permanent disability” educational requirement for certification by the State Bar of California Program Workers’ Compensation Legal Specialists program

Still have questions?

For WCCP16 exam candidates only
“WCCP16-RP, WCCP 16 Recommended Materials Package” which can be purchased from The Institutes

For ALL students
Download the  Schedule for rating permanent disability (PDRS) published by the state Division of Workers’ Compensation
Access to the Guide to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment by the American Medical Association

Access to the AMA Guides is an additional benefit.

If your goal is to earn the WCCP® designation, you will need to take and pass the National Exam for WCCP16 (PD Rating). The exam may be purchased from The Institutes.

For all others, there are quizzes throughout this program that will help with your comprehension of the material but there are no graded exams.

Yes! This course meets the 10-hours of training “dealing with the mechanics of rating permanent disability” educational requirement for certification by the State Bar of California Program Workers’ Compensation Legal Specialists program.

This course is approved for 14 hours CE credit for CA-WC-Cert, CPWC, and CPDM. MCLE participatory credit is 10 hours.

Ready to get started?

Click Enroll to purchase this course. Once enrolled you’ll receive links to the weekly webinars.

About IEA

IEA traces its history to our predecessor organization, “The Fire Underwriters Association of the Pacific” (FUAP) created in 1876 in San Francisco, CA after the post Gold Rush building boom.  Its stated purpose was the promotion of harmony and good practice among the claims adjusting profession. Over time, we became an all industry, all-lines organization with national outreach across the United States.

Today, we are committed to providing professional development to a changing workforce with changing needs. IEA offers a myriad of courses, seminars, and On-Demand training to meet our students where they are and help them reach their goals. We are proud of our contribution to better risk analysis and high operating standards in the industry.



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