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About the course
NATIONALLY FOCUSED CERTIFICATION FOR WORKERS' COMPENSATION PROFESSIONALS FROM MICHIGAN STATE
As a workers' compensation professional, you need specialized knowledge and skills in many diverse areas, including law, claims handling, disability management, safety, and medicine. The more versatile and knowledgeable you are as a professional, the more value and opportunity you create for yourself and your organization.
Michigan State University is the premier provider of professional education and certification in the area of workers' compensation. This program uses an innovative, hands-on and practical approach that prepares you to develop and implement a comprehensive set of skills as a Certified Workers’ Compensation Professional (CWCP).
What is included?
- Year-long access to a dedicated website containing a wealth of additional resources
- A comprehensive set of manuals to take back to your workplace
- CWCP certification examination and designation
- (Immediately begin using the CWCP designation upon successful completion of the course and examination)
- Access to Michigan State University's valuable network of Workers' Compensation Professionals
- Engaging learning activities including group discussions, small group problem-solving exercise, case studies, and ample question and answer sessions
The learning environment
Attendance at each seminar will be limited to about 30. The relaxed class atmosphere stimulates participants to learn from each other as well as from the instructor. At times, attendees will break into small groups to work on problems or exercises and to discuss issues. Courses are designed to allow individuals to raise questions and get answers.
Attendees take examinations to evaluate their knowledge and proficiency. The take-home exams are available online and due two weeks after the class. Applicants will also be evaluated on their participation in certain activities during the seminar.
WHY CERTIFY Why CertifyEarning your professional certification from MSU's School of Human Resources & Labor Relations, one of the best and most respected programs in the country, demonstrates mastery of content and commitment to the field of workers' compensation. Mastery of course content will be evaluated via an online examination.
When you successfully complete the course, take part in discussions and exercises, and pass the comprehensive examination, you will be recognized by Michigan State University as a Certified Workers' Compensation Professional. You are then entitled to use the designation CWCP.
To earn certification, participants must attend all 5 days of the program and pass the examination.
THE CWCP DESIGNATION When you successfully complete the course, take part in discussions and exercises, and pass a comprehensive examination, you will be recognized by Michigan State University as a Certified Workers' Compensation Professional. You are then entitled to use the designation CWCP after your name.
Certification is only given to those who attend the entire program and pass all examinations. They will be notified four to six weeks after the seminar by letter and will receive a certificate.
Who should attend
Professionals from all parts of the workers' compensation field, including claims handlers, attorneys, physicians, rehabilitation counselors, nurses, therapists, agents, and union representatives will find this workers' compensation training program helpful.
The course is recommended for those employed by individual employers both insured and self-insured, insurance companies, third-party administrators, agents, brokers, and state agencies. Attendees should have experience in some area of workers' compensation and be familiar with workers' compensation law in at least one jurisdiction.
Trust the experts
John J. Bernick, MD, PhD, is the medical director of Michigan Occupational Health Associates, a clinical occupational medicine practice, and an Assistant Professor at Wayne State University. He received his BS and MS in microbiology at Wayne State University. Prior to receiving his MD from Wayne ...
Steven J. Pollok, JD, is president and senior partner of Rapaport, Pollok, Farrell & Waldron, P.C. of Lansing, Michigan. He has specialized in practicing workers' compensation law for almost 30 years as a claimant's attorney. He has also taught workers' compensation law as an adjunct professo...
Michael Sanders, JD, is a partner and serves as firm president at Foster, Swift, Collins and Swift, PC in Lansing Michigan. For the past 36 years, Mike has devoted his law practice to the defense of employers, third party administrators and insurance companies in the workers' compensation arena. ...