Workers' Compensation Law Certificate

The Workers' Compensation Law Certificate program is designed to help you learn the basic components of the law, as well as current practices in California's ever-changing workers' compensation system.

Workers' compensation laws are designed to ensure that employees who are injured or disabled on the job are provided with fixed monetary awards, eliminating the need for litigation. But as an employer or someone working with an injured person, you need to know how workers' compensation works and how to protect your company or your client.

This certificate program is designed for safety managers, business owners, paralegals, attorneys, doctors, human resource managers, those employed by government agencies, and others who must deal with this complicated body of legislation.

Admission to the Program

To be admitted to the program you must complete an application and submit it with the application fee.  Applications can be submitted in person at the Extended University Office or by mail.  We do not accept applications by e-mail or fax.  To obtain an application, you can be download here on our web site or you can contact Extended University and one can be mailed or e-mailed to you.

Program Requirements

To obtain a certificate or completion you must complete both the Introduction and Advanced Workers' Compensation Law courses with a grade of credit in each (70% or higher).  The course are graded on a credit no/credit basis and carry continuing education unit (CEU) and have no academic credits and therefore can not be applied towards a degree.

Courses to be Completed

Introduction to Workers’ Compensation Law   BA 809   2.0 CEU
In this introductory course students will receive a broad overview of California’s very complex and ever changing workers’ compensation insurance system. Students will learn to compare the theory with practical applications of materials. The course will familiarize students with: benefits; terminology; compensation disputes and potential resolutions; the adverse roles of system participants; the comparison of labor codes with case laws; research techniques;  and new developments in law with an emphasis on paperwork methods.

Advanced Workers’ Compensation Law  BA 810    2.0 CEU
This advanced course will continue to build upon the knowledge gained in the introduction course.  You will learn advanced topics and how they apply to everyday situations whether you are an
employer, injured employee, paralegal, case manager, safety manager, claims adjuster or other professional.

Upcoming Application Deadlines

Fall 2017: August 23, 2017

Spring 2018: December 1, 2017

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