Washington Workers' Comp Training

Our highly-rated training programs are available year-round in locations throughout Washington State.


Claims 101™

This highly-rated class will teach you the basics of how the workers’ comp and retro process works. Attend Claims 101™ in your area or online to learn who’s who in a workers’ comp claim and what you can do to keep costs as low as possible. We recommend this class for anyone who will be involved in the claims process at your company, including HR professionals, company owners, and safety managers. Many people take this class once a year!


Claims 201™

Here’s your chance to learn the tips and tricks that will keep your claims moving in the right direction. The Claims 201 class gives you a deeper look into the management of workers’ comp claims, the financial impact, and potential claim outcomes. You’ll learn strategies that Approach retro coordinators use to mitigate costs. Successful completion of Claims 101™ is a prerequisite for Claims 201.


Educational Luncheons – “The Brain Trust”

Did you know there are lots of smart and funny people who work on workers’ comp every day? Maybe you’re one of them! We invite some of the best to be featured speakers at our Brain Trust meetings in Bellevue and throughout the state. Come meet others to enjoy lunch, share advice, and learn the latest on safety and claims at these informative programs. Lunch is free and you can also arrange to meet your Retro Coordinator for an account review or to get caught up on a claim.


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Safety Training

We offer more than 60 safety training programs at our Seattle and Lacey locations each year. Choose from popular courses such as:

  • CPR/First Aid certification
  • Fall protection
  • Lead/asbestos awareness
  • Flagger certification
  • Crane rigging and signal person
  • Erosion and Sediment Control (CESCL)

Classes are offered in partnership with the SMART Association. Check the SMART Education Calendar for more information and to register.

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Free training for light duty workers

Your employees can attend many safety training programs for free while recovering from a workplace injury. Contact us for more information!

Education Centers


Less than a mile from downtown Seattle, with free on-street and off-street parking, our S. Jackson St location is convenient for many of our Puget Sound employers.

SMART/Approach Education Center
1711 S. Jackson St.
Seattle, WA 98144


Convenient to I-5 and US 12, our stunning Lacey training center is easy to reach, with plenty of free parking on site.

Approach Education Center
Farm Bureau Building
975 Carpenter Rd NE
Lacey, WA 98516