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The WCIRB CompEssentials Certification is free and open to eligible participants who have successfully passed the four core CompEssentials courses: Classification Basics, Experience Rating Fundamentals, Ownership and Experience Rating and About the System. Certificants have demonstrated their knowledge of the California Workers’ Compensation Uniform Statistical Reporting Plan—1995 and California Workers’ Compensation Experience Rating Plan—1995 by completing all coursework and passing the final examinations for the respective courses with a score of 75 percent or higher.



Become CompEssentials Certified and receive:

  • Distinction among your colleagues to your customers
  • Recognition in the WCIRB CompEssentials Certified directory
  • Certification credentials and badge to use on social media and email
  • A lapel pin to designate your accomplishment


To qualify for CompEssentials certification, an individual must successfully complete four CompEssentials courses – About the System, Classification Basics, Experience Rating Fundamentals and Ownership and Experience Rating – within an 18-month period.* Completion entails completing all coursework and passing the final examination for each course with a score of 75 percent or higher.

*Learners who have successfully completed at least one CompEssentials course as of November 1, 2019 are permitted 18 months to complete the remaining three courses.

WCIRB CompEssentials Certified Badges

Digital credentials provide visible and verifiable confirmation of your achievement and promote your ongoing professional development to your customers and industry colleagues. Display your digital badge on your social media profiles such as LinkedIn and Facebook, attach it to your email signature and add it to your personal website.