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WCIRB CompEssentials Online Training Program

WCIRB CompEssentials® is the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California’s (WCIRB’s) acclaimed online educational training program that provides insurance professionals with a series of modules explaining the fundamentals of workers’ compensation insurance.

  • Gain the workers’ comp expertise to solve customer questions quickly and improve retention.
  • Learn how to apply the rules of the California Workers’ Compensation Uniform Statistical Reporting Plan—1995 (USRP) and the California Workers’ Compensation Experience Rating Plan—1995 (ERP).
  • Learn in an online, on-demand, self-paced environment.
  • Earn 5 Continuing Education (CE) credits toward a Property and Casualty and/or Insurance Adjuster license with each passed course.
  • Complete all four WCIRB CompEssentials courses and earn certification.


To purchase a course, create a user account for WCIRB CompEssentials by registering at one of the following buttons:

    Learn more in the Create a User Account handout.

    By registering for a course, you are verifying that all information provided at the time of enrollment is accurate. The WCIRB will contact you for settlement if incomplete or inaccurate information is entered that results in a billing error. Failure to cooperate may result in suspension of your enrollment. Contact [email protected] with questions regarding registration.

    Features and Format

    • Interactive elements
    • Knowledge Check exercises that allow you to apply concepts as you learn them
    • Graded final examination
    • On-demand modules that allow you to start, stop and resume courses on your own schedule
    • Complete all four courses and earn certification 
    • Accessible on mobile devices
    • 5 CE credits earned per completed course

    CompEssentials Course Pricing

    To purchase a course or courses:

    • Log in to and select Catalog. 
    • Select a course by clicking on the shopping cart/price icon next to it. Once all courses are added, click the shopping cart icon in the upper righthand corner. Select View Shopping Cart to start the checkout process.
    • In the Shopping Cart screen you may update the Quantity to purchase multiple (but fewer than 30) enrollments. 
      • Purchase courses in bulk (30 or more enrollments) to qualify for discounted pricing. Prior individual course purchases cannot be applied toward a bulk discount. For more information or to purchase a bulk enrollment for CompEssentials, please contact [email protected].
    • Click Proceed to Checkout when finished. Enter credit card billing information (Visa or Mastercard only).
    • Once payment has been processed, a confirmation page will display. Click View Course to access course(s) purchased.

    Payments are accepted via Visa or Mastercard. All sales are final and nontransferable. The time limit to complete the course is not extendable, so prior to purchase, ensure you are able to complete the course within the specified time frame. Learn more in the How to Purchase a Course handout.

    Further Information

    Frequently Asked Questions and Help

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