Claims Administrators

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Become a claims administrator

The department-approved claims administrator certification is geared towards individuals in lead positions in self-insurance claims administration, for example:

  • Lead workers.
  • Senior claim managers.
  • Trainers.

The department's certification is not designed for entry-level claims administrators. The minimum threshold for testing and certification is 3 years experience managing Washington industrial insurance claims.

Step 1 - Qualify

  • Have a minimum of 3 years of experience in the administration of time-loss claims under Title 51 RCW  (www.leg.wa) working at least an average of 20 hours per week on Washington claims.

  • The experience must have occurred within the 5 years immediately prior to filing your application.

Step 2 - Take and pass the test

After passing the test, you will be designated as a claims administrator for 5 years.

Step 3 - Maintain your status

To maintain your claims administrator status beyond the initial 5-year designation choose either of the following:

  • Retake and pass the self-insurance claims administrator test.

  • Provide documentation to the department that you have remained employed for a minimum of 3 of the last 5 years in the administration or oversight of claims under Title 51 RCW (www.leg.wa), and meet the continuing education criteria.

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