California Prevailing Wage Certification Programs

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California Prevailing Wage Certified Professional

Gain an in-depth understanding of key California prevailing wage concepts. The curriculum was developed and led by California labor law attorney and prevailing wage expert, Deborah Wilder.

Courses are tailored so that users have a solid understanding of how to meet various requirements and how to run a successful labor compliance program. Users have the option to enroll in either the Contractor or Agency program to align learning objectives with their individual needs.

Program Information

Certification cost
$800
(Discounts apply for Ignite attendees or if enrolling in multiple certification programs)

Program structure
On-demand instructor-led or self-guided courses. View sample course

Exam length
50 questions

California Prevailing Wage Certified Professional for Contractors

Introduction to Prevailing Wages
This course covers the basics of prevailing wage and the various components of California prevailing wage. Learn about the requirements of dual-funded projects.
Getting Started: Basics in California Prevailing Wages – Part 1
This course goes over prevailing wage thresholds and charter cities as well as contractor registration guidelines. Learn about PWC-100 requirements, the differences between covered and non-covered work, and which workers are covered under prevailing wage.
Getting Started: Basics in California Prevailing Wages – Part 2
Understand how to find the correct prevailing wage rates and differentiate between wage rates and fringe benefits. This course will also cover Apprenticeship rates, residential rates, and how to navigate the DIR website.
Getting Started: Basics in California Prevailing Wages – Part 3
Learn when overtime rates and holiday rates apply. This course covers shift work provisions and travel and subsistence determinations.
California Trucking
This course helps you understand on-haul and off-haul concepts. Learn the differences between deliveries controlled by the supplier and by the contractor. This module also covers when prevailing wage rates apply on concrete deliveries.
Fringe Benefits
Understand bona fide fringe benefits and learn how to amortize benefits. This course discusses pension and self-funded plans.
Apprenticeship
Understand the basics of Apprenticeship requirements in California. This course covers how to complete the DAS 140 form, the DAS 142 form, and discusses apprenticeship rates and ratios. Learn when to pay training contributions.
Documentation: The Devil is in the Details
This course covers certified payrolls and California requirements. Learn how to complete the PW 26 form and how to document training contributions. Understand documentation for “other” deductions and how to complete DAS forms.
Skilled & Trained Workforce
Learn which projects are covered under the Skilled & Trained Workforce requirement. This course defines and discusses requirement guidelines, best practices for agencies and contractors, current challenges, and potential solutions.
Other Prevailing Wage Topics
This course helps you understand certification requirements for Electricians in California. It also discusses Proposition 84, requirements of local hiring goals, and documentation requirements. Understand the different penalties imposed for violations.
Mixed Funding Projects
This course covers how to select proper wage rates on mixed-funding projects as well as conformance requests and how to complete them. Learn which work rules apply on these types of projects and what Apprentice requirements apply.
Running a Labor compliance Program for Contractors – Educating Your Subcontractors
Understand the importance of contract provisions and Safe Harbor provisions for prime contractors. This course covers how to be proactive and reduce or avoid audits and investigations. Learn what needs to be included in preconstruction conferences as well as some best practices for establishing a monitoring process. This course also goes over the importance of End-of-Project affidavits.
Running a Labor Compliance Program for Contractors – Documentation
This course reviews certified payroll reports, A-1-131, and PW 26 forms. Learn about documentation related to training contributions and DIR requirements for eCPR upload. This module also covers documentation related to apprenticeships.
Running a Labor Compliance Program for Contractors – Investigations
Learn how to detect and identify prevailing wage violations as well as what items to request for in investigations. This course discusses who to believe in investigations and restitution best practices.
Running a Labor Compliance Program for Contractors – Investigations part 2
Learn the about process of DIR investigations, Civil Wage and Penalty Assessments, and the appeal process. This course also covers agency investigations, the reasons for conducting them, and how to handle document requests from third parties.
Final Exam for Contractors

California Prevailing Wage Certified Professional for Agencies

Introduction to Prevailing Wages in California
This course covers the basics of prevailing wage and the various components of California prevailing wage. Learn about the requirements of dual-funded projects.
Getting Started: Basics in California Prevailing Wages – Part 1
This course goes over prevailing wage thresholds and charter cities as well as contractor registration guidelines. Learn about PWC-100 requirements, the differences between covered and non-covered work, and which workers are covered under prevailing wage.
Getting Started: Basics in California Prevailing Wages – Part 2
Understand how to find the correct prevailing wage rates and differentiate between wage rates and fringe benefits. This course will also cover apprenticeship rates, residential rates, and how to navigate the DIR website.
Getting Started: Basics in California Prevailing Wages – Part 3
Learn when overtime rates and holiday rates apply. This course covers shift work provisions and travel and subsistence determinations.
California Trucking
This course helps you understand on-haul and off-haul concepts. Learn the differences between deliveries controlled by the supplier and by the contractor. This module also covers when prevailing wage rates apply on concrete deliveries.
Fringe Benefits
Understand bona fide fringe benefits and learn how to amortize benefits. This course discusses pension and self-funded plans.
Apprenticeship
Understand the basics of apprenticeship requirements in California. This course covers how to complete the DAS 140 form, the DAS 142 form, and discusses apprenticeship rates and ratios. Learn when to pay training contributions.
Documentation: The Devil is in the Details
This course covers certified payrolls and California requirements. Learn how to complete the PW 26 form and how to document training contributions. Understand documentation for “other” deductions and how to complete DAS forms.
Skilled & Trained Workforce
Learn which projects are covered under the Skilled & Trained Workforce requirement. This course defines and discusses requirement guidelines, best practices for agencies and contractors, current challenges, and potential solutions.
Other Prevailing Wage Topics
This course helps you understand certification requirements for Electricians in California. It also discusses Proposition 84, requirements of local hiring goals, and documentation requirements. Understand the different penalties imposed for violations.
Mixed Funding Projects
This course covers how to select proper wage rates on mixed-funding projects as well as conformance requests and how to complete them. Learn which work rules apply on these kinds of projects and what apprentice requirements apply.
Running a Labor Compliance Program for Public Agencies: The Bidding Process
This module covers mandatory and recommended contractor clauses. Learn about the importance of contractor registration and what should be covered during preconstruction conferences. This module also discusses process for coverage and classification disputes as well as why and how to file a PWC 100 form.
Running a Labor Compliance Program for Public Agencies: Minimum vs Maximum Compliance – Part 1
This course covers Labor Code 1726, how to identify violations, and where to find DIR notices and debarment lists. Learn how to determine the correct wage determination and anticipate (**) increases. Additionally, you’ll discover where to find county wage determinations and how to read them. Lastly, understand eCPR contractor requirements, agency responsibilities, and the various levels of auditing to detect errors.
Running a Labor Compliance Program for Public Agencies: Minimum vs Maximum Compliance – Part 2
This course covers how to determine proper classifications and which workers are covered under prevailing wages. Learn about the differences between on-site and off-site work and the different types of premium pay. Additionally, the course will discuss how to define and calculate fringe benefit calculations, how to comply with training contribution requirements, and a few best practices for on-site interviews.
Running a Labor Compliance Program for Public Agencies: Minimum vs Maximum Compliance – Part 3
Learn about agency obligations regarding apprenticeships. This course covers how contractors need to complete DAS 140 and DAS 142 forms. It also discusses Apprentice supervision requirements and Apprentice ratio requirements.
Running a Labor Compliance Program for Public Agencies: Investigations
Learn how to conduct an investigation and discover which documentation is required. This course breaks down how to conduct interviews and helps you understand the role of daily reports in the investigation process. Learn practical tips on what to do when faced with conflicting information. Additionally, you’ll understand the protocols for restitution payments and correcting CPRs.
Running a Labor Compliance Program for Public Agencies: Audit Completion
This course covers the process of filing a complaint with the DIR. It also shows and how and why you would need to complete a Notice of Withholding. Learn about agency-imposed penalties, the appeal process, and how to file a Request for Review.
Running a Labor Compliance Program for Public Agencies: Davis-Bacon Funded Projects
Learn about the mandatory contract clauses required on federal projects. This course covers how to determine the correct federal wage determination and how to determine if a contractor is eligible to work on a project.
Final Exam for Agencies


LCPtracker Academy allows you to:

  • Receive nationwide recognition of your knowledge and skillset in labor compliance and/or LCPtracker software
  • Take instructor-led and self-guided lessons to master labor compliance concepts
  • Stay engaged throughout courses with short quizzes that test your understanding of the subject
  • Earn a certificate by taking an exam at the end of your lesson plan to demonstrate your proficiency
  • Stack certifications and receive a discount when you enroll in multiple certification programs


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