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Explore insightful resources to enrich your comprehension of the California workers’ compensation insurance system. Elevate your knowledge with flexible and accessible learning opportunities, including subscribing to WCIRB newsletters for regular updates, enrolling in CompEssentials on-demand courses and participating in interactive webinars.

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WCIRB CompEssentials®

WCIRB CompEssentials is our online educational training program for insurance professionals to learn the fundamentals of workers’ compensation insurance.


  • Gain workers’ comp knowledge so you can solve customer questions quickly.
  • Learn in an online, on-demand environment.
  • Stand out among your industry peers with CompEssentials certification.
  • Earn 5 Continuing Education (CE) credits toward a Property and Casualty and/or Insurance Adjuster license with each passed course.
  • Earn a place on the exclusive WCIRB CompEssentials Certified Directory.

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Discover concise answers to the most frequently asked questions about workers’ comp insurance, including inspections, experience modifications and experience rating.


Decipher the workers’ compensation insurance system with our user-friendly glossary, featuring concise definitions of key industry terms to enhance your understanding.

Online Guide to Workers’ Comp

Gain a comprehensive understanding of workers’ comp insurance and how those insurance policies are written.