QME Certification + Recertification Program

“Why YOU Should Be A QME!”


  • Learn to write better forensic reports
  • Enhance your credentials as a treater in the workers comp field
  • Practice to the top of your scope
  • Work collaboratively with physicians of all types
  • Help patients get the benefits they need and are entitled to
  • An initial QME evaluation pays $2,015, plus $3 per page over 200 pages

CalChiro will be presenting a QME Certification Program which will prepare you to sit for the October 2024 Division of Workers’ Compensation examination. Join us Saturday, September 7 to Sunday, September 8, 2024 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport.

The team speakers include: Dr. Wayne Whalen, Dr. Moses Jacob and Dr. Paul Marsh. Guest Speaker is Hon. Robert G. Rassp, Presiding Judge LA WCA and the author of The Lawyer’s Guide To The AMA Guides and California Workers’ Compensation (LexisNexis® Matthew Bender).

DCs have been valued participants in the work comp QME system since the inception of the QME system more than 20 years ago. In fact, the outline for the training doctors must take was based on the old CCA Independent Disability Evaluator Course.

Until now, DCs had to take 44 hours of in-person classwork to qualify to sit for the exam, but through the efforts of CalChiro, Dr. Wayne Whalen and Dr. Moses Jacob, that requirement has changed to 13 hours face to face (in-person) and 12 hours of online coursework. So you only need to spend one weekend at a hotel!!!

Under guidelines established by the Division of Workers’ Compensation for Continuing Education (CE), this program has been authorized for 25 total hours of CE. This course includes 9 hours of Certification in California Workers Compensation Evaluation, and 16 hours of disability evaluation report-writing, including 2 hours of anti-bias training and 2 hours of case law review. This combination of courses meets the requirements of the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC), in accordance with Labor Code section 139.2(d) (3) and Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations, section 55, 11 (4) and 14.


DWC QME Process

The deadline for filing with the DWC to take the October exam is August 21, 2024. No applications will be accepted after this postmarked date. The application and registration packet for the QME exam can be downloaded from the DWC website. Applicants may also contact the Medical Unit at 510-286-3700 to request an application via U.S. mail, email, or fax.

Need QME Recertification Hours?

Current QMEs can take this course and earn up to 12-hours of recertification hours, which can also be applied toward your DC license renewal as general CE hours. On the registration page, attendees can choose between 12 or 6 in-person recertification hours.

Event Schedule

Saturday, September 7, 2024
  • Registration Opens: 7:30am 
  • QME Certification Day 1: 8:00am – 10:00am
  • Break: 10:00am – 10:30am
  • QME Certification Day 1 (cont.): 10:30am – 12:30pm
  • Lunch: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
  • QME Certification Day 1 (cont.): 1:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Break: 3:30pm – 4:00pm
  • QME Certification Day 1 (cont.): 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Sunday, September 8, 2024
  • QME Certification Day 2: 8:00am – 10:00am
  • Break: 10:00am – 10:30am
  • QME Certification Day 2 (cont.): 10:30am – 1:30pm

*Schedule and speakers are subject to change.


QME Certification Program

Member Price: $1,999.00*

(less than one initial evaluation)

Non-Member Price: $2,499.00*

*This pricing includes the 13 hours of in-person and 12 hours of on demand learning.

QME Recertification Program

Member Price – 6 hours of CE: $349.00*

Member Price – 12 hours of CE: $549.00*

Non-Member Price – 6 hours of CE: $849.00*

Non-Member Price – 12 hours of CE: $1,049.00*


Dr. Wayne Whalen

Dr. Wayne Whalen

Dr. Moses Jacob

Dr. Moses Jacob

Dr. Paul Marsh

Dr. Paul Marsh

Hon Robert G. Rassp

Hon Robert G. Rassp

Event Location & Room Block


1333 Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA 94010, USA

CalChiro has secured a room block rate of $179/night + taxes.
All reservations must be made on or before Thursday, August 15, 2024.