QME Certification + Recertification Program

“Why YOU Should Be A QME!”

  • An initial QME evaluation pays $2,015, plus $3 per page over 200 pages
  • 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

CalChiro will be presenting a QME Certification Program which will prepare you to sit for the April 2024 Division of Workers’ Compensation examination. Join us Friday, March 1 to Saturday, March 2, 2024 at the Great Wolf Lodge in Anaheim/Garden Grove.

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, that requirement is set to change 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.

Pending final approval by the DWC. This program will be submitted for 13 hours of In-Person General CE to the DWC.

Please note this event will be held in conjunction with the Spring Seminar 2023, but are separate registrations.


DWC QME Process

The deadline for filing with the DWC to take the exam is February 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 the “QME Certification Program” course being offered Friday, March 1 to Saturday, March 2, 2024 at the Great Wolf Lodge in Anaheim, CA and earn up to 12-hours of recertification hours, which can also be applied toward your DC license renewal as general CE hours. Questions: Contact Shasta Carey at scarey@calchiro.org for more information.


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*

*Hours can be all in-person or combined with online courses.


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 Schedule

Friday, March 1, 2024
  • Registration Opens: 11:00am 
  • QME Certification Day 1: 12:00pm – 2:00pm
  • Break: 2:00pm – 2:15pm
  • QME Certification Day 1 (cont.): 2:15pm – 4:15pm
  • Break: 4:15pm – 4:30pm
  • QME Certification Day 1 (cont.): 4:30pm – 5:00pm
Saturday, March 2, 2024
  • QME Certification Day 2: 8:00am – 10:00am
  • Break: 10:00am – 10:15am
  • QME Certification Day 2 (cont.): 10:15am – 12:15pm
  • Lunch: 12:15pm – 12:45pm
  • QME Certification Day 2 (cont.): 12:45pm – 2:45pm
  • Break: 2:45pm – 3:00pm
  • QME Certification Day 2 (cont.): 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Event Location & Room Block

Great Wolf Lodge – Anaheim/Garden Grove, CA

CalChiro has secured an amazing rate at the Great Wolf Lodge in Anaheim/Garden Grove of $250/night before taxes for a Family Suite for up to 4 guestsEach additional person is $50.00 per room. Plus the daily resort fee is WAIVED for CalChiro Spring Seminar hotel guests, which is a value savings of $39.99/day! Here are some the benefits you and your pack will enjoy:

  • Water Park Passes
  • Unlimited Water Park Access
  • Kid Activities 
  • Unlimited Wifi
  • Water Park Amenities like life jackets and towels
  • In-room amenities such as a coffee maker and mini-fridge
  • Perks unique to Great Wolf Lodge like complimentary arts & craft projects provided during select kids’ entertainment programs
  • And Complimentary Wolf Ears for kids 12 and under!

To make reservations:

Option 1: Call Central Reservations Number 888-960-96534 and use Group Code: CCS22924

Option 2: Go to: https://www.greatwolf.com/southern-california and use Offer Code: CCS22924. See image below for example:

All reservations must be made on or before January 29th, 2024.