Level II Accreditation

Level II Accreditation provides physicians with a further understanding of the administrative, legal, and medical aspects of workers’ compensation. Specifically, this course educates physicians in performing impairment ratings using the American Medical Association Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, 3rd Edition Revised. 

Per statute, Level II Accreditation is limited to MDs and DOs only. Level II Accreditation can be either limited or full. Limited Level II Accreditation includes the ability to perform impairment ratings for specific areas of the body. Full Level II Accreditation allows physicians to perform impairment ratings for all body parts and systems and is required for the following specialties: anesthesiology, emergency medicine, family medicine, physical medicine & rehabilitation, internal medicine, occupational medicine, osteopathic manipulative medicine, pain management, public health & general preventive medicine, and sports medicine.  All other specialists can obtain either full or limited accreditation. 

As of January 1, 2018, Level I Accreditation is required prior to Level II Accreditation (Rule 13-2).

The course can be taken online or by attending a live seminar. Testing for accreditation is completed at the live seminar for those participants and in a proctored setting for those electing the online option. In order to maintain accreditation, providers must re-accredit every three years. Providers maintaining Level II Accreditation need not maintain their Level I Accreditation.

Course Objectives

  • Apply the Colorado Medical Treatment Guidelines meaningfully in clinical practice.
  • Synthesize principles of chronology to appropriately proceed through and complete a workers’ compensation case.
  • Create a comprehensive narrative report for an impairment rating. 
  • Construct an impairment rating through application of the AMA Guides to Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Third Edition, Revised. 
  • Distinguish between the principles of normalization and apportionment.
  • Construct an impairment rating that requires apportionment. 

Continuing Education

Course participants who are licensed under the Medical Practice Act may earn Continuing Medical Education units through the Division of Workers’ Compensation/University of Colorado-Denver School of Medicine. The University of Colorado School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Colorado School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participants should expect to receive CME credits within 6-8 weeks of completing the course.

Course Fees

Regular seminar registration (up to 15 days prior to event start date): $400.00
Late seminar registration (within 15 days from event date): $550.00
Home study/online registration: $400.00

*Upon written request, up to 50% of your registration fee may be refundable within six months following registration and payment if unable to complete the course. All course requirements need to be completed within 18 months from the original date of registration/payment. Otherwise, a new registration with payment of applicable course fees must be submitted for re-registration.


In order to register, please complete the registration form.

If you have questions, please contact the Provider Education department at 303-318-8754 or cdle_dowc_provider_education@state.co.us.