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WCIRB CompEssentials Online Training Program

Get Reimbursed for WCIRB CompEssentials During California Stay-at-Home

As a show of additional support to the California workers’ compensation community, the WCIRB announces a reimbursement program for customers who purchase and pass WCIRB CompEssentials® courses from March 19, 2020 until two weeks after it’s determined the WCIRB staff is safe to return to its home office). Click here for details.

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
    • Certification available upon completion and passing of all four courses
    • Accessible on mobile devices
    • 5 CE credits earned per completed course*

    CompEssentials Course Pricing

    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].

    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.

    Reimbursement Details:
    For all WCIRB CompEssentials courses purchased and completed (passing the course’s final exam) between March 19, 2020 and two weeks after it’s determined the WCIRB staff is safe to return to its home office, the WCIRB will reimburse course fees. The WCIRB will notify customers who purchased courses since the beginning of the reimbursement promotion that the promo is coming to an end so they can plan to complete courses and earn certification accordingly. 
    For anyone who completes and passes the final exam for their fourth and final course between March 19, 2020 and two weeks after the WCIRB staff returns to its home office, the WCIRB will waive the fee associated with WCIRB CompEssentials certification, regardless of when they purchased their four courses. (To earn WCIRB CompEssentials Certified status, you must complete all four CompEssentials courses, culminating in passing the final exam for each course.)
    All course purchases and completions (passing the course’s final exam) must be executed between March 19, 2020 and two weeks after the WCIRB staff returns to its home office. 
    The WCIRB will process reimbursements within 10 working days of course and certification completion. The WCIRB makes no warranty concerning individual banks’ refund processing times..

    * The WCIRB CompEssentials About the System course is pending approval with the California Department of Insurance; the course may be rejected and no credit given or requested hours reduced.

    Further Information

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