1. Course Overview 

This course explores the factors that influence Workers’ Compensation and the necessary investigation techniques. The responsibilities of employers must be thoroughly investigated in order to ensure a successful case outcome. In order to assess the legitimacy of a claim, students must be familiar with the steps of an independent medical evaluation and its impact on the surveillance process.

2. Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, students should be able to answer the following questions expertly and effectively. 

  • What factors may influence a Workers’ Compensation case? 
  • What are the responsibilities of employers in a Workers’ Compensation claim? 
  • How do the legal definitions of disability and impairment differ? 
  • What are some appropriate surveillance strategies for a Workers’ Compensation case? 
  • What are the steps involved in an independent medical evaluation and how does this impact surveillance? 
  • How do you define success and failure for a Workers’ Compensation investigation? 
  • What ethical considerations should be taken into account when conducting social media and online research? 
  • How can you keep a case organized and use language that is professional, yet easy-to-read? 

3. Course Information


  • Case Studies & Articles
  • On-demand video
  • Downloadable materials
  • Narrated slides 


  • Internet connection (DSL, LAN, or cable connection desirable)
  • Personal computer

Course Offerings

  • 60-day unlimited course access
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 6 Continuing Education credits 

Course Structure

This online course is broken into modules for self-paced learning. You will need a supported web browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, or Chrome. Participants must log in using website credentials at catherinef20.sg-host.com. **Make sure this course is approved by your state for licensing renewal.

Technical Assistance

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