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WCCP 16: Permanent Disability Rating in CA Workers' Compensation Claims

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Improve your ability to evaluate various bodily impairments so that you can more effectively handle a variety of workers’ compensation claims. After completing WCCP 16, you’ll be able to better navigate the permanent disability schedule, rebut a schedule rating, evaluate impairments of the spine and upper and lower extremities, and more.


Skills You'll Gain

checkmark Become more proficient at using permanent disability schedules to better determine who is entitled to benefits.

checkmark Understand how to navigate the legal issues and American Medical Association (AMA) guidelines associated with permanent disability ratings so you can ensure claims are handled properly.

checkmark Learn to rebut a schedule rating to ensure individuals receive proper benefits.

checkmark Gain a comprehensive understanding of apportionment so you can help assign liability to the appropriate parties.

Ready-Made Career Skills

  • Workers Compensation Claims
  • Claim Investigation
  • Apportionment
  • Disability Claims Management
  • Claims Handling
  • Disability Benefits


Assignment 1:
Using the Permanent Disability Schedule
20 Minutes
Assignment 2:
Evaluating Impairments of the Spine
25 Minutes
Assignment 3:
Evaluating Impairments of the Upper and Lower Extremities
25 Minutes
Assignment 4:
Evaluating Impairment of Other Bodily Systems
20 Minutes
Assignment 5:
Rebutting a Schedule Rating
25 Minutes
Assignment 6:
Apportionment, Part 1
20 Minutes
Assignment 7:
Apportionment, Part 2
15 Minutes
Assignment 8:
Disability Evaluation Unit and Rating Determinations
30 Minutes
Study Plan

Exam Prep Tools

WCCP 16 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 a designation?
  2. How long does the course take?
    • WCCP 16 typically takes students 6-8 weeks to complete.
  3. How is the 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