Risk Management Practitioner Certificate Program - Workers' Compensation


PRISM has partnered with CJPIA and CPS HR to offer five(5), half-day virtual training courses, which provide the building blocks to establish, develop and embed risk management as a business process in your public sector organization.  Click for the description of all 5 courses.

This workshop will help public entity practitioners understand the purpose and history of Workers’ Compensation and gain a deep understanding of the legal work that includes enforcement agencies and the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB). Participants will learn how to effectively administer standard workers’ compensation and employer’s liability policies within their agencies. This will include claims administration issues such as record-keeping, reserving, and various audits, such as state, independent, excess, and employer audits.

This is a blended learning course that incorporates an e-Learning lesson. You will receive an e-Learning link three weeks before the class start date that needs to be completed prior to your live virtual training.

A link to the live virtual training will be e-mailed to you before the training date.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain insight into the development and history of Workers’ Compensation
  • Identify benefits available to injured workers, along with the core concept of “exclusive remedy”
  • Increase your knowledge of California-specific laws and regulations, including the Labor Code, the Code of Regulations, and important administrative players
  • Increase your awareness of the employer’s duty to secure the compensation insurance and the various forms of permissible insurance, including self-insurance and pooling
  • Become familiar with the principle of “AOE/COE” – Arising out of Employment/Course of Employment
  • Become familiar with the principles of claims investigation, including: acceptance, delay and investigation, or denial; the use of “sub rosa” or surveillance
  • Explore the components of temporary disability, salary continuation and coordination of benefits including Labor Code section 4850 (Public safety/law enforcement employees and relevant previsions of the California Education Code
  • Learn the components of working with Workers’ Compensation within the public sector
  • Understand affirmative defenses for employers
  • Explore litigation within Workers’ Compensation

Additional Information

  • Class size is limited - sign up early!
  • Registration Fee: $199
  • Cancellation is available through 11/11/21

Need More Info or Help?
We hope you can join us, feel free to contact Maria Williams for more details.

Phone: 9168507300

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Meeting Date

  • Thursday, November 18, 2021
    1:00 PM – 3:00 PM