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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

American Educational Institute, Inc. (AEI) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Introduction to Workers' Compensation: Origin and Development (410)

Course Category: 
Approximately 15 hours of structured independent study.
Independent Study program administered through the offices of American Educational Institute.
May 2004 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: explain the concept of workers' compensation; discuss the application of workers' compensation; and identify those claims that are subject to the exclusive remedy of workers' compensation.


Major topics are: employers' liability at common law and by statute; workers' compensation statutes; types of acts and security; exclusive remedy; extraterritorial effect. In addition to AEI produced textbook, students receive actual court decisions, which relate to the subject matter and present real-life court opinions that illustrate how courts have ruled in the past and are likely to rule in the future on important issues in claims. A proctored examination is administered for both levels of the credit recommendation. Scenario and case study-based questions, built around actual claims situations, challenge students to analyze and solve problems using applicable principles of claims law that parallel their own claim files. To broaden students' knowledge of the subject, graded exams are returned with helpful comments that provide a written explanation of why each answer is correct or incorrect. For the graduate level credit recommendation, students also prepare and submit an appropriate graduate level research project on a pre-approved topic or issue, in accordance with AEI's specific guidelines.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category OR in the graduate degree category, 1 semester hour in Insurance Law, or Business Law, or Introduction to Law (5/10) (5/15 revalidation) (6/20 revalidation). NOTE: Courses 410, 411, and 412 constitute 3 semester hours in Workers' Compensation. NOTE: Courses 410, 413, and 416 constitute 3 semester hours in Workers' Compensation or Workers' Compensation Practices and Procedures.