The WWCP: The Department-Approved, Comprehensive Goal-Oriented Curriculum


The Washington Workers Compensation Professional Designation was developed by WSIA and the Industrial Insurance University Board of Regents in order to provide a quality designation program for worker's compensation professionals.

The WWCP has been approved by the Department as a comprehensive, goal-oriented curriculum to comply with the requirements of WAC 296-15-360 for those individuals seeking or required to hold the state claims handler certification.

Starting July 1, 2021, all self-insured claims handlers, in-state or out-of-state, must hold the certification.

The WWCP Course Catalog 

The WWCP constitutes 72 hours of instruction culminating in an examination which tests competency of the concepts covered in the curriculum and upon successful completion of which the WWCP is conferred.

NOTE: Due to public health requirements and precautions related to COVID-19, courses occurring through the remainder of 2020 will occur exclusively online. When it is safe to do so, in-person options at WSIA's Olympia office will start phasing in. Registrants will be kept advised of the options.   

Courses may be taken in pursuit of the WWCP designation or individually for continuing education purposes. After completing all eight sessions (72-hours) and required coursework, participants will receive a certificate of completion. This certificate will be required for application to take the new Self-insurance Claims Administrator Examination administered by the Department of Labor and Industries.

Workers' Comp 101: Industrial Insurance and Work Disability Prevention
October 6, 2020 | 7 Hours

Introduction to Claims Management
November 3-4, 2020 | 13 Hours

Wage Calculation and Time Loss Administration
December 3, 2020 | 6.5 Hours

Medical Benefit Management and Complex Medical Conditions
February 11, 2021 | 6.5 Hours

Managing RTW and Vocational Recovery Outcomes
March 25, 2021 | 6.5 Hour

Complex Claims Management
May 19-20, 2021 | 13 Hours

Loss of Earning Power Administration and Permanent Partial Disability
April 15, 2021 | 6.5 Hours

Advanced Claims Management and Appeals
June 23-24, 2021 | 13 Hours

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