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Workers' Compensation Educational Courses

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The Division of Workers Compensation (DWC) offers the following courses for system participants. All courses are approved for general insurance continuing education credits as indicated.

These courses can be requested by completing a Speakers Bureau Request Form.


Courses for: Insurance Carriers | Employers and Insurance Carriers


Insurance Carriers

Course 84808 - 1 Credit Hour: DWC Form-032, Roadmap to a Complete Designated Doctor Report

This course is offered in person and via teleconference and is designed to provide insurance carrier staff, including agents, adjusters, and case managers, with practical information concerning the proper use of DWC Form-032, Request for Designated Doctor Examination, to request the assignment of a designated doctor to conduct a medical examination of an injured employee. A designated doctor is a doctor appointed by the DWC to conduct a medical examination of an injured employee to answer questions concerning the medical condition of the injured employee. By law, these medical examinations are for the purpose of determining maximum medical improvement; impairment rating; extent of injury; whether disability is a direct result of a compensable injury; return to work; or similar issues. A designated doctor examination can be requested by an insurance carrier, injured employee or their representative, or the DWC. This course gives insurance carrier staff the information necessary to understand their roles in the designated doctor process, specifically as it pertains to the use of the DWC Form-032.


Employers and Insurance Carriers

Course 25293 - 1 Credit Hour: Return to Work

Returning injured workers' back to work as soon as medically possible following an injury is a major goal of the workers' compensation system.

This course is offered in person and intended to help employers, adjusters and health care providers understand the benefits of early return to work following a work related illness or injury. Employers will learn how to significantly reduce their workers' compensation costs, eliminate unnecessary lost time and control costly staff turnover. Adjusters and employers will learn how to work effectively together and use the tools provided by the workers' compensation system to improve return to work outcomes.

The Division of Workers’ Compensation Return-to-Work training seminars are scheduled by request only. To request a seminar for your organization or business, please complete a Speakers Bureau Request Form. For any questions or additional event information please contact Pat Crawford at (512) 804-4683 or Pat.Crawford@tdi.texas.gov.



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Last updated: 09/21/2015

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