Workers Compensation Specialist


Offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno in partnership with the National Registry of Workers’ Compensation Specialists, the Workers’ Compensation Specialist Program provides instruction in workers’ compensation and employers’ liability insurance, and culminates in the national Registered Workers’ Compensation Specialist (RWCS) exam. Professionals from a wide range of industries will benefit from this in-depth program, especially those working in human resources, health care, insurance, law and related fields. Course topics include an overview of the workers’ compensation marketplace, the various methods by which workers’ compensation insurance is purchased in individual states, alternatives to insurance, the ins-and-outs of workers’ compensation experience rating, how employee leasing affects workers’ compensation requirements, and how medical cost containment works to reduce workers’ compensation insurance costs. Certification Requirements To earn the Registered Workers’ Compensation Specialist (RWCS) designation, candidates must successfully complete the University’s Workers’ Compensation Specialist Program and earn a score of 70 percent or higher on the 50-question, multiple-choice RWCS certification exam administered at the end of the second day of the program. When these requirements have been met, the National Registry of Workers’ Compensation Specialists (NRWCS) awards a diploma and the RWCS designation. In order to maintain the RWCS designation, program graduates are required to complete a minimum of 15 hours of continuing education in workers’ compensation every three years, and to uphold the NRWCS code of ethics. For more about the National Registry of Workers’ Compensation Specialists and the RWCS designation, visit the NRWCS website at

This course may be taken independently or applied toward a 10-course Custom Management Certificate offered through Extended Studies.

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Course: CX 223-00
Term: 2175
Section Number: 1
Schedule Number: 2175CX223
Instructor(s): Porter Talbot
Location: Redfield Campus, Redfield Campus RM 213
Dates: June 22 & 23, 2017 (Thu. & Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
Units: Non-Credit
Contact Hours: 14.0 Contact Hours

Early Registration fee of $800 ends May 31, 2017. After May 31, 2017 the registration fee is $900.

Fee includes all books, course materials, refreshments, and parking.

Contact Extended Studies for a company discount when enrolling three or more employees for this program.

Registration fee includes lunch and parking. This program has been approved for 14 General HR re-certification credits through HRCI and 14 PDC re-certification credits through SHRM. For more information about certification and recertification, please visit the HRCI homepage at or the SHRM homepage at
Required Fees: Price
Registration (Early) - By May 31$800.00