The National Certification Examination for Workers’ Compensation Healthcare Providers: An Evidence-Based Approach is a 100 question multiple-choice examination administered online. Candidates have 1.5 hours to complete the exam. All candidates are provided a copy of the CWcHP Subject Study Guide upon registration. This guide covers all relevant information as tested on the examination, including all research and resources. Investigating the suggested resources listed in the study guide is strongly encouraged.
The normal preparation time for the certification examination is approximately 10-15 hours.
Here is a brief sample of the topics covered in the CWcHP Exam:
-Rehabilitation of Common Work-Related Injuries (Identification, Methods, etc…)
-Recovery times for Specific Injuries
-Benefits, Duration, Structure, Documentation and Legal Ramifications of Workers’ Compensation Programs
-Transitional Work Programs
-Elements of Patient/Client Management
-Work Hardening/Conditioning Programs
-Job Simulation and Analysis
-Importance of Evidence-Based Practices
-Specific Rehabilitation Terminology
-Types of Losses
-Scope and Implications of Recommendations
-Legal Rights of Employers vs. Employees
-Employer’s Scope of Involvement in Claims
-Importance of Reliable Testing
-Employee Education (Benefits, Suggestions, etc…)
-History of Workers’ Compensation
As a Rehabilitation Therapist, when rehabilitating an injured worker, it is within the scope of your duties to make recommendations to your patient regarding human resource issues, worker’s compensation law, and other relevant laws.