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WCCP 20: Advanced Topics in CA Workers' Compensation Claims

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Gain skills to navigate advanced issues related to workers’ compensation claims — like subsequent injuries, multiple employment, and discrimination — so that you can respond effectively when they arise. After completing WCCP 20, you’ll have a comprehensive understanding of how to handle the commutation of awards, penalties for bad faith actions, discrimination claims against insured employees, and more. 


Skills You’ll Gain

checkmark Understand the remedies available under various funds so that you can ensure benefits are provided appropriately.

checkmark Learn about the commutation of awards so that you understand how it applies to specific situations.

checkmark Understand the penalties for bad faith actions and misconduct so that you can help employees and employers avoid costly mistakes.

checkmark Improve your knowledge about the benefits available to public safety and school district employees to ensure claims are handled properly.

Ready-Made Career Skills

  • Commutations
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Workers Compensation Claims
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Claims Management


Assignment 1:
Multiple Employment Situations and Self-Employment
20 Minutes
Assignment 2:
Commutation of Awards
10 Minutes
Assignment 3:
Subsequent Injuries Benefits Trust Fund
15 Minutes
Assignment 4:
Uninsured Employers Benefits Trust Fund and Self-Insurers’ Security Fund
10 Minutes
Assignment 5:
California Insurance Guarantee Association
15 Minutes
Assignment 6:
Penalties for Bad Faith Actions and Serious Willful Misconduct
20 Minutes
Assignment 7:
Claims for Discrimination Against Insured Employees
30 Minutes
Assignment 8:
Carve-Outs and Alternative Dispute Resolution
10 Minutes
Assignment 9:
Benefits for Public Safety Employees and School District Employees
15 Minutes
Study Plan

Exam Prep Tools

WCCP 20 comes with proven, comprehensive study materials to help you take The Institutes Designations' exam with confidence:

  1. Online Course: Easily study on the go with an online course you can access from anywhere.
  2. Textbook: If you prefer a tangible resource, the recommended package comes with a textbook to help you reinforce the skills and concepts you learned in the course. 
  3. Practice Exams: Quickly see where your knowledge gaps are with online practice exams. And bonus—you can take them as many times as you want.


  1. Does this course give me credit toward The Institutes Designations?
  2. How long does the course take?
    • WCCP 20 typically takes students 6-8 weeks to complete.
  3. How is The Institutes Designations’ exam structured?
    • Virtual exams are timed. You will have 65 minutes to complete 50 questions.
  4. What’s included in my course materials?
    • In addition to the online course, you have access to practice exams to help you identify your knowledge gaps. If you select the recommended course package, you will also receive a printed textbook. 
  5. How do testing windows work?
    • We offer exams in 4 testing windows throughout the year. You can complete your exam at any time in the testing window that you registered for. Access your exam from your account when the window opens and complete any time until 11:59 p.m. ET on the final day of the window.
      • Quarter 1: January 15 – March 15
      • Quarter 2: April 15 – June 15
      • Quarter 3: July 15 – September 15
      • Quarter 4: October 15 – December 15