Follow-Up Program for Certified Workers' Compensation Professionals - CWCP

It's time to reconnect with your fellow Certified Workers' Comp Professionals



Ensure your organization's Workers' Compensation system is benefiting from best practices and is compliant with recent regulatory changes. This year's Follow-Up Program for Certified Workers' Compensation Professionals (CWCP) will cover the implications of COVID-19 on workers' compensation, and the latest trends, emerging issues, legislation, and rule changes.



  • Day One: COVID-19 Impact on Workers' Compensation
    On day one, we will address the many and varied implications of COVID-19 on Workers' Compensation.


    • Work from home
    • Returning to work post COVID-19
    • COVID-19 Claims
    • COVID-19 Vaccinations
      • Mandatory
      • Voluntary
      • When employees' refuse to be vaccinated
    • The Medical Perspective

  • Day Two: Trends and Transformation
    Much has changed over the past year, and the implications for Workers' Compensation are significant. On day two, you'll gain critical information and insight on:

    • Medicare and Section 111 reporting
      • What's coming
        • New fines and new reporting requirements being proposed are likely to go into effect at the end of this year or early 2022, be prepared and
      • Learn how to get ahead of the curve
    • Surveillance and work from home
      • What's legal
      • What's not
      • When and why to use surveillance
    • Nurse Case Managers
      • Their roles have changed due to COVID-19, learn what these new roles look like and,
      • Learn when to use Nurse Case Managers, and when not to
      • Creative ways to coordinate care
    • Trends
      • The impact of COVID-19 on Workers' Compensation Claims
      • COVID-19 and the presumption of workers' compensation coverage
      • And more...



    Reconnect with your fellow CWCPs, share ideas and experiences, and expand and strengthen your professional network!

    Note: This program is open only to current Certified Workers' Compensation Professionals.



    NOTE: Due to the significant disruptions caused by COVID-19, we are temporarily reducing the number of continuing education credits required for recertification to 14 credits. This reduction applies to recertifications that are due in December 2022.

    This program has been approved for 14 continuing education credit hours towards our Professional Development Program recertification, which will fulfill the two-year credit hour requirement needed for recertification.



Registration for the Follow-Up Program for Certified Workers' Compensation Profressionals for 2021 has passed.

If you would like to be notified when we schedule this program for 2022, please contact Kristi White at

Stacy Hickox

Stacy Hickox, JD, is an Associate Professor in the School of Human Resources and Labor Relations at Michigan State University. Stacy practiced law in the area of disability law at Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service prior to coming to SHRLR. Ms. Hickox also taught for several years at MSU's law school, including courses in employment law, civil rights, and disability law. Stacy has written a book on the Americans with Disabilities Act and several law review articles on various aspects of employment law. Her current research focuses on the employment of ex-offenders, including potential claims for adverse impact and negligent hiring liability.

Tony Lemke

Tony Lemke, is a Human Resources Manager who began at Michigan State University in 2006. Tony holds a bachelor’s degree of science in human resources from MSU and a number of professional certifications. He’s been working with MSU’s workers’ compensation and disability plans since 2008 and has been leading the Leaves of Absence area since 2016.



    • Cancellation more than three weeks prior to the program start date: full refund.
    • Cancellation two weeks prior to the program start date: 10% cancellation fee; remainder of program fee refunded.
    • Cancellation after program materials have been posted/provided to participants (normally 2 days prior to program start date): no refund.
    • Cancellation fees may be waived if the participant registers and attends the same program within 12 months. Fees may only be waived once.

    • Cancellation four weeks prior to program start: 10% cancellation fee; remainder of program fee refunded.
    • Cancellation less than four weeks but at least two weeks prior to program start: 50% cancellation fee.
    • Cancellation less than two weeks prior to program start: no refund.
    • These cancellation fees apply even if the participant wishes to reschedule to a later date for the same program or a different program. Participants may send a substitute from the same organization for the same program and date with prior written notice and avoid the cancellation fee.

MSU reserves the right to cancel programs when enrollment criteria are not met or for conditions beyond its control. Any additional costs incurred by the enrollee of canceled programs are the responsibility of the enrollee.



  • MSU's Federal ID Number is 38-6005984
  • Business casual attire.
  • Please, no audio or video recording.


  • All course materials.
  • Space is limited, so we advise registering as soon as possible to secure your participation.

Questions?  We would be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding this or any of our training programs.Please contact Program Coordinator, Kristi White at