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WCIRB CompEssentials Certification

WCIRB CompEssentials certification is open to eligible participants who have successfully passed the four CompEssentials courses: Classification Basics, Experience Rating Fundamentals, Ownership and Experience Rating and the newly released About the System. Certificants have completed all coursework and passed the final examinations for the respective courses with a score of 75 percent or higher.

Become Certified or Recertify


Become WCIRB CompEssentials Certified and receive:

  • Distinction among your colleagues to your customers
  • Certification credentials and badge to use on social media, email and business card
  • A certificate to post in your office
  • Recognition in the WCIRB CompEssentials Certified directory


To qualify for WCIRB CompEssentials certification, an individual must successfully complete four CompEssentials courses – About the System, Classification Basics, Experience Rating Fundamentals and Ownership and Experience Rating – within an 18-month period.* Completion entails completing all coursework and passing the final examination for each course with a score of 75 percent or higher. Visit WCIRB CompEssentials to enroll in WCIRB CompEssentials courses.

*Students who have successfully completed at least one WCIRB CompEssentials course as of November 1, 2019 are permitted 18 months to complete the remaining three courses.


The WCIRB CompEssentials certification is valid for four years. Certificants are responsible for renewing their own certification in a timely manner. Renewal is contingent upon passing a recertification exam with a minimum score of 75 percent. The recertification exam is a test comprising 40 questions selected randomly from the final examinations for the four CompEssentials courses; students are permitted three attempts to pass. Failure to pass after the third attempt will require the student to re-enroll and pass all four CompEssentials courses.


Certification is free for WCIRB member insurers and government agency employees. Certification costs $45 for non-members (including agents, brokers, fee auditors, MGAs, TPAs, etc.) and is due at certification enrollment and on a bi-annual basis. Payment is accepted via Visa or Mastercard. Please contact for a payment invoice.

WCIRB CompEssentials Certified Badges

Digital credentials provide visible and verifiable confirmation of your achievement and promote your ongoing professional development to your customers and industry colleagues. Display your digital badge on your social media profiles such as LinkedIn and Facebook, attach it to your email signature and add it to your personal website.

Learn How to Use Your Digital Badge

Watch the Accredible video tutorial for instructions on how to display your online certification credentials.