Certified Workers Compensation Counselor Program
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the purpose and objective of the CWCC Program?
The purpose of obtaining a Certified Workers Compensation Counselor
designation is to help professionals make sense of the controversial and widely
misunderstood world of Workers Compensation that has resulted in
mismanaging of their WorkComp and driven up their costs. The course provides
professionals with an understanding of the historical, social and moral issues
surrounding WorkComp that will better equip them to manage their WorkComp
costs and program. This is an in-depth program specifically designed for
The program combines theoretical study with practical applications. Participants
become WC insurance policy experts and leave with a knowledge of all
endorsements used in conjunction with the basic policy. In addition, all funding
methods (Retrospective rating, state funds, dividends, deductibles, captives and
self insurance etc.) are taught using practical examples. Participants will have a
solid understanding of what insurance alternative is best for their company.
Extraterritorial issues, return to work issues, post claims management
frustrations, integrating ADA, WC, FMLA & COBRA are also discussed in detail.
Risk Management techniques are mastered allowing employers to perform a
variety of benchmarking and analysis.
CWCC is a comprehensive study that organizes the knowledge and skills an
employer should possess to be effective in all areas of WorkComp
How much experience do I need to take the class?
Whether you have been working with WorkComp for many years or just started,
this class will increase your knowledge and provide practical applications to use
right away. There are no prerequisites for this course, nor any advance
Who should attend this program?
The program was designed for employers; we have had CSRs, Employer
Insurance Coordinators, Nurse Case Managers, Loss Control Consultants,
Insurance Company representatives, Underwriters, Insurance Buyers, CPA’s,
and others benefit from the program.
Can I use the Insurance Partners Academy logo and place
CWCC after my name?
Yes, this program was designed to give recognition to a serious study and
showcase the time and effort you have committed to becoming a WorkComp
Is there an exam?
Final passing of the course requires full attendance, participation in the course
activities and successful completion of a case study within four weeks of
completing the course. You will receive your certificate after submission of the
What is required to maintain my certification?
There is no recertification required at this time, however, several courses and
studies will be strongly recommended to deepen your knowledge and skill level in
the WorkComp area.
Can I just do the case study without attending class?
No. The interaction and discussion with colleagues is an important part to
understanding the whole picture.
Can I purchase the course material without taking the class?
No. The materials are designed to use in the class. They do not have the same
value as a stand alone product.
Can I just come for part of the program?
The course is designed to be taken in order. The various components are
interactive, dynamic and reciprocal. Understanding one aspect has impact on
the others making the learning experience more valuable.
Is the course filed for Continuing Education credits? Yes, See
We are filed and approved for 15 credits in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri,
Ohio, Tennessee, and Wisconsin, 16 credits in Pennsylvania, and 20 credits in
Kentucky. We will consider filing in other states if we have enough participants in
that state and adequate time to complete the filings.
NASBA (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy):
We are approved with the NASBA under the Management Advisory Services –
Risk Management field of study for 25.5 credits.
HRCI (Human Resource Certification Institute):
We are approved with the HRCI for recertification credit hours toward PHR,
SPHR, and GPHR for 19.5 hours.
CSP (Certified Safety Professional)
Qualifies for 1.5 points.
Is this a “National course”?
Yes, certain general principles apply universally; however, we address many
state specific issues. We will emphasize the issues relative to the states
represented in the class.
What is the dress for the class?
Dress is business casual. Please be aware that due to the location of the
course being at a private club, jeans are not allowed.
What else should I know about the program?
Transportation and overnight accommodations are not included in the
Enrollment is limited to 35 participants
Insurance Partners Academy
3000 Town Center, Suite 1850
Southfield, MI 48075
(248) 827-5600 Phone
(248) 827-3733 Fax
Dates: September 22, 23, 24th, 2010
Seminar Fee: $1,995
$495 – Neace Lukens Invitee: Employee Name Must Be Provided
Seminar Hours: Wednesday & Thursday: 8:30-4:30, Friday: 8:00-12:30
Location: Neace Lukens – Louisville Office
2305 River Road
Louisville, KY 40206
The Galt House
140 N. Fourth Street
Louisville, KY 40202
“Neace Lukens Corporate Rate”
No audio or video recording allowed.
Continental breakfast and lunch is included.
Reference Materials are included in seminar fee.
21 days or more prior to seminar: full refund
Less than 21 days: $200 cancellation fee
Failure to attend without canceling: no refund
Insurance Partners Academy reserves the right to cancel programs when
minimum enrollment is not met for conditions beyond its control. Any additional
costs incurred by the enrollee of cancelled program are the responsibility of the