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Workers' Compensation Board

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Training for 2012 NYS Guidelines for Determining Permanent Impairment
and Loss of Wage Earning Capacity

General Objectives

The 2012 NYS Guidelines for Determining Permanent Impairment and Loss of Wage Earning Capacity (2012 Guidelines) educational programs have been developed to address the needs of specific audiences, including medical providers, lawyers, carriers, and provider office staff. The programs provide instruction about the 2012 Guidelines' background, new processes, new and revised forms, and case studies that provide real life examples of how the 2012 Guidelines will impact the care and treatment of the injured worker.

After completing the 2012 Guidelines training, participants will:

Training Programs

The Workers' Compensation Board has developed training designed to meet the specific needs of the different constituencies who will use the Impairment and Functional Assessment Guidelines. The training includes an Introduction and Background, Non-Schedule PPD, new and revised forms and processes, the Medical Impairment and Functional Assessment guidelines, and case studies to demonstrate the appropriate application of the 2012 Guidelines. The goal is to provide a common understanding about the 2012 Guidelines to facilitate implementation and ease the transition.

eLearn Registration Process

At the bottom of this page you will find links to the CME program and the course 2012 Guidelines: Basics for Non-Medical. The first time you select a course you will be directed to a registration screen. Select Do not have an account yet? Click here to register underneath the log in fields.

You will be asked to enter basic information (name, email, employer/company name, and industry). Please carefully enter your email address as a confirmation email containing an activation link will be sent to you. If you don't receive this confirmation email within 10 minutes, please re-register, again being careful to enter the correct email address.

You should also make certain that your email settings will not block an email from

Note: If you are seeking CME credits, you will be asked to provide additional information.

Once you have completed the registration process and activated your account with the link in the confirmation email, when you select a course you will be taken to the log in screen where you enter your email address and your last name.

If you have previously registered, you will be taken directly to the eLearnNY login page when you select a course.

You are encouraged to take any of the available courses. If you want to earn Continuing Medical Education (CME) there are specific courses that you must complete. Follow the link below for more information.

Training Courses

Please select the course that you wish to take: