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.

Now, for 2019-2020 and beyond, 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.

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.

All courses will be held live in-person at the WSIA offices in Olympia with live webcast . Click each course for detailed course and registration information.

NOTE: Due to public health requirements and precautions related to COVID-19, courses occurring through the remainder of 2020 will occur either exclusively or primarily online with the potential for limited in-person attendance at the WSIA Office depending upon safety requirements at the time. 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 is required for application to take the new Self-insurance Claims Administrator Examination administered by the Department of Labor and Industries.

(Course information below is from the 2019-2020 program year and meant as illustrative of the topics covered)

Workers' Comp 101: Industrial Insurance and Work Disability Prevention
7 Hours

Introduction to Claims Management
13 Hours

Wage Calculation and Time Loss Administration
December 5, 2019 | 6.5 Hours

Medical Benefit Management and Complex Medical Conditions
6.5 Hours

Complex Claims Management
May 19-20, 2020 | 13 Hours

Loss of Earning Power Administration and Permanent Partial Disability
6.5 Hours

Managing RTW and Vocational Recovery Outcomes
6.5 Hour

Advanced Claims Management and Appeals
13 Hours

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