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 in the state of Washington. With the passage of time, our program has grown to
include employer personnel and Workers’ Compensation professionals responsible
for knowledge of Washington’s workers' compensation system for both
self-insured and state-fund employers.
The WWCP Designation
The WWCP is offered in two, two-day sessions taught by experienced instructors who are recognized leaders in workers' compensation law, claims management, occupational health, and vocational rehabilitation. Individuals who successfully complete both sessions of instruction, complete course requirements, and who successfully complete a final examination, are recognized as Washington Workers' Compensation Professionals, receiving a WWCP certificate and the right to use the WWCP professional designation.
Is WWCP Right for You?
Professionals from all fields of workers' compensation, both self-insured and in the State Fund, will benefit personally and professionally from the WWCP designation, from claims handlers, attorneys, physicians, rehabilitation counselors, nurses, therapists, investigators, and others. It is expected that individuals sitting for the WWCP designation have about three years' experience or more handling time loss claims in Washington, or have attended WSIA's Intro to Claims, Complex Claims, and Wage Calculation courses, and/or our legal issues workshops for preparation.
After a review of prior years' programs and in furtherance of the comprehensive nature of the course, the IIU Board of Regents has decided to add wage calculation to the testing process, including time loss, loss of earning power, and permanent partial disability benefits. The final certification exam, in addition to sections of statutes, medical management, and claims management, will also include a calculations section. It is the Board's expectation that WWCP candidates will have some familiarity with lost time and closure of claims with awards for disability.