Continuing education (CE) is a requirement for certified claims administrators. CE courses are designed to increase your knowledge or skill regarding the administration of workers' compensation claims under Title 51 RCW.
Certified claims administrators must maintain certification through CE over a 3-year cycle that begins on the anniversary of their certification. You must earn 45 credits every 3 years. All CE credits earned within that 3-year period will apply to the current cycle (WAC 296-15-360).
Continuing education criteria
Credits are earned in the following subject areas in accordance with WAC 296-15-350:
- Workers’ compensation subjects that help workers heal and return to work, and focus on areas of recovery.
- Existing or historical workers’ compensation statutes, case law, rule, or L&I policy.
- New developments in workers’ compensation, such as, but not limited to, changes in statute, case law, rules, or L&I policy.
- Injury prevention and safety. (This subject is limited to 5 of the 45 credits earned for each 3-year cycle).
- The 45 credits must include all trainings that we designate as mandatory.
The Curriculum Advisory Committee (CAC) advises L&I on the number of credits a course will be given. If you do not earn enough CE credits within the 3-year cycle, you will be required to retake the written test to maintain L&I certification.
Certain classes are designated by L&I as mandatory. In order to maintain certification through CE, you must attend all mandatory classes.
Classes given by L&I regarding important changes such as new statutes, rules or case law are likely to be designated as mandatory. Notifications of upcoming mandatory classes are provided through L&I's email bulletin updates.
Update 2022 Presentation Materials
Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals Updates and Court Updates
Presumptive Law for Radiological Hazardous Waste, Facility Workers, Health Care, and Frontline Workers
Resources for Update 2022
The Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) updated its rulemaking website Rules filed October 18, 2022
Chapter 296-14 WAC, Industrial Insurance – Verification for Presumptive Coverage of Frontline Workers and Health Care Workers
January 2023 Claim Validity
February 2023 Forms and Templates
March 2023 Basic Wages
April 2023 Reopenings
May 2023 Claim Denial/Interlocutory
June 2023 Advanced Wages- Coming Soon
July 2023 Time-Loss - Coming Soon
August 2023 Basic Loss of Earning Power- Coming Soon
September 2023 Advanced Loss of Earning Power- Coming Soon
October 2023 Disputes and Protests- Coming Soon
November 2023 Permanent Partial Disability- Coming Soon
December 2023 Closures- Coming Soon