The 2009 Legislative Session passed the voluntary Claims Examiner Certification process. The purpose of this legislation is to establish standards for voluntary certification of workers' compensation claims examiners handling workers' compensation claims in the State of Montana. Its purpose is to also provide minimum qualifications; an examination; a two-year certification and renewal process; provide continuing education requirements; provide qualifications for instructors.
This function is located in the Worker's Compensation Section with the Employment Relations Division. This website will allow you to apply for a Certification Application and Testing Requirements; Renewal Certification and Continuing Education Application and Course Submission Application.
House Bill 757 Claims Examiner Certification Change
HB-757 changed the Claims Examiner Certification from a voluntary program to a requirement for Montana Workers’ Compensation claims examiners. Not sure if your current on your certification? Use this link to see a list of certified examiners.
Temporary Accommodations for Testing/Renewals for CEC Program - COVID-19
The Employment Relations Division (ERD) has received inquiries regarding the requirements for certifying as a workers' compensation claims examiner during the current COVID-19 pandemic. The division undestands the unique challenges presented to examiners and employers during this time. As a result, the department has adopted temporary accommodations that will be in place until the end of the Governor's emergency declaration. See the temporary accommodations (LINK).
Claims Examiner Certification