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WCIRB CompEssentials Classification Basics Now Available!

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WCIRB CompEssentials Classification Basics Now Available!

December 14, 2016

The WCIRB is proud to announce that the first course in its CompEssentials® online workers’ compensation training program is now open for enrollment. Classification Basics offers comprehensive training on the Standard Classification System through nine self-paced modules, each approximately 15-20 minutes in length.

Students who successfully complete this course will learn:

  • How to apply the rules of the USRP, including concepts such as Single Enterprise, Multiple Enterprises, Special Industry Classification Procedures, Standard Exceptions, General Inclusions and General Exclusions
  • How to read classification phraseologies and footnotes
  • How to use WCIRB resources to help determine the correct workers’ compensation classification for basic operations
  • How the WCIRB classification inspection process works
  • How to get classification assistance on unique and complex operations

Whether new to workers’ compensation or a veteran in the industry, this course will help insurers, agents, brokers and others gain a better understanding of California workers’ compensation regulations. The training is self-paced, so if you need to leave the course for any reason, you can return later and pick up where you left off. For licensed Property-Casualty agents, Classification Basics is approved for 3 CEU by the California Department of Insurance.

Register Now!

To enroll in the Classifications Basics course, sign up for a WCIRB CompEssentials user account:

  • WCIRB Connect users can register for CompEssentials by clicking on the link provided on the WCIRB Connect homepage under Tips and Hints.
  • If you are not a WCIRB Connect user, you may register for WCIRB CompEssentials through the Login page.

Refer to How to Register for a WCIRB CompEssentials Account for more information.

Once you set up your user account, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to login to WCIRB CompEssentials to purchase the Classification Basics course. Classification Basics is $25 for member insurers, and $55 for non-members. Purchases are final, non-refundable and non-transferable. Refer to How to Purchase a Course for more information.

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