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4 Replies and 10169 Views Teachings from a \Seasoned\ Cat (Flood) Adjuster    10169  4 Started by  johnpostava By John A. Postava In 2004 (hard-to-believe it was over 7 years ago!), hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne brought more claim adjusters to Florida than swampland speculators in the 1920s. In retrospect, the “Fearsome Foursome” generated more than two million property claims. Just the sheer number of claims alone required adjusters to increase productivity to meet the demands of homeowners. No matter where claims occur, filing them quickly, accurately, and efficiently is t...
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by  jrettig87Jump to last post
07/15/2014 8:27 PM
0 Replies and 1024 Views Introduction to Two-Story / Steep Access  1024  0 Started by  Catsvstrained https://www.youtube.com/watchv=gKx-zJv2UV4 :Yes
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02/05/2019 5:00 PM
0 Replies and 1193 Views A question about license training  1193  0 Started by  NReddy Hi, after reading through the forum it seems that the consensus is to try staff adjusting first before jumping into cat adjusting.  I'm at the very beginning of the process.  I've been selling roofs since Katrina and would like to do something different.  I'm going for my adjuster's license in Kentucky.  Does anyone have experience with Agent Broker Training Center  It's an online course for $149.  Is there a better option  Or will any training that succeeds in preparing me for the license tes... :No
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11/07/2018 10:03 AM
2 Replies and 1554 Views Which Training School to attend  1554  2 Started by  mgrubbsftf I have a question about which adjuster training school to go to. I have over 15 years of construction background from labor in concrete, framing, building thermal envelope, installing fireplaces, garage doors, and estimating division 7 for residential and commercial new construction. I am also a certified Residential Energy Examiner, HERS Rater and Energy Star Inspector. I now have decided to move my career  in a different direction in the adjusting industry.  I am trying to make a sma... :No
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by  mgrubbsftfJump to last post
10/03/2018 8:06 AM
7 Replies and 15026 Views Best Xactimate 27 Macros?  15026  7 Started by  Braden$2 Does anyone know where I can get some good Xactimate macros that will work with Xact 27 &160; I know you can buy them somewhere but cant find where &160; Any help would help!
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by  PMcMahonJump to last post
09/17/2018 11:08 AM
1 Replies and 7257 Views For Those Who Want To/Will Be Taking Their State Farm Certification Exams  7257  1 Started by  Stanaford Hello everyone! This is my first post here on the CatAdjuster Forums.   I have experience in the field, but just recently took my State Farm Certification exams with Worley and want to help alleviate concerns that I am sure new adjusters have when trying to get their certification. ***Disclaimer: I am not an employee of Worley, nor will I be sharing specific exam questions. The purpose of this post is to help new adjusters who are nervous about getting their certification. I also have no... :No
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by  bagillyJump to last post
07/11/2018 5:59 PM
8 Replies and 11638 Views Catastrophe Training E-Books / Manuals / Guides  11638  8 Started by  Peatie I am looking for some advice on catastrophe training information (ie. e-books, training guides/manuals) created for newly licensed property adjusters. I have searched this site and other areas of the internet finding three different sources which include: K-Squared Catastrophe Training Svs - "OJT Catastrophe Training" E-book $100.00 Trent  Massey's - "Catastrophe Adjusting" E-book $35.00 Adjuster Cindy - "Cat Adjuster Power Manual" $169.00 Just wanted ...
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by  adjustingto6figuresJump to last post
11/05/2017 2:32 AM
1 Replies and 4525 Views NO local CAT courses?  4525  1 Started by  host The following was a question received via email from a visitor to the site.   Hi. I've checked out this website several times b/c I've been highly interested in taking whatever necessary courses to obtain my C.A.T. lic. . I've worked in insurance & financial srv.s since 2003 for companies such as State Farm and Allstate (worked for them quit a while). Regardless, I get too bored sitting in an office. I love being in insurance however I need to be able to have that challenge , have the... :No
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by  hostJump to last post
01/24/2017 8:24 AM
1 Replies and 7603 Views Choose Your Rope & Harness Training Provider Wisely  7603  1 Started by  Catsvstrained Ask the CEO of any Major Insurance Carrier or IA provider company and you will learn that crippling injuries and fatality falls from modern roof structures are a common and credible threat to Property Claims Adjusters. In proof of this fact many Insurance Carriers have outsourced their high risk roof claims to Ladder Assist type organizations and at least a dozen or more “Rope and Harness” training vendors have sprung up to capitalize on the situation over the last five years. WARNI... :No
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by  CatsvstrainedJump to last post
08/24/2016 10:39 AM
7 Replies and 7253 Views ICAP for Veterans  7253  7 Started by  bburrows Are there any adjusters who have completed ICAP and will it help getting deployed ex-Combat Engineer TX :No
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by  anthonyccamargoJump to last post
01/15/2015 12:23 PM
17 Replies and 15950 Views AMCAT Training  15950  17 Started by  tjteague I am a newly licensed adjuster, who is trying to get his foot in the door. I am well aware of how hard it is to do so. AMCAT told me they would put me on their roster if I prooved myself competient after their class, which I have no doubt I will. Are they a good company to work for Also, if you are just waiting on the big storm and you get most of your experience on the job, I am wondering how good these training classes are, or if they are just another way for the companies to make money. I k...
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by  jrettig87Jump to last post
11/02/2014 10:31 AM
10 Replies and 8667 Views What state licenses should an adjuster have?  8667  10 Started by  Goldust I have heard a lot of different stories from different Adjusters on what state licenses to have. What do you think are the most important states to have :No
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by  Tim WienekeJump to last post
09/25/2014 8:01 PM
5 Replies and 7904 Views Rope Access Standards for Pitched Roofing Systems  7904  5 Started by  Catsvstrained In 2008 out of the deliberate actions of a handful of Property Claims Adjusters with growing concerns about the increasing risks of accessing pitched roofing systems within the modern housing industry, the Association for Certified Ropes Access Building Assessment Technicians (ACRABAT) was initiated. - Their goal is to reduce the threat of personal injury from pitched roof system inspection by promoting uniformity standards for rope access worker skills and knowledge. - As you may (o... :No
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by  Spartan577Jump to last post
09/18/2014 10:08 PM
2 Replies and 5869 Views Steep Roof - Rope and Harness  5869  2 Started by  pondman I've researched this topic through 'old' posts and was wondering if anyone has used AI Technical Institute in Georgia. What are their training facilities like and the instruction level 
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by  Spartan577Jump to last post
09/18/2014 10:02 PM
1 Replies and 6380 Views Oklahoma Earthquake CE Requirement  6380  1 Started by  host The text below comes from the attached DOI Bulletin To: Oklahoma Continuing Education Providers From: OID Education Division Date: August 5, 2014 Due to the swarms of earthquake activity occurring in the state, the Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID) is pursuing an emergency Oklahoma Administrative Code rule change to require at least one hour of continuing education on this topic each renewal cycle. The OID will begin enforcing the new rule on January 1, 2015. All resident agents, CSRs an... :No
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by  hostJump to last post
09/09/2014 10:06 AM
0 Replies and 7444 Views Insurance Adjuster Certification and Training Programs  7444  0 Started by  rwheeling While some insurance adjusters learn on the job, others receive training through short college programs. Read on to learn about courses offered, licensing requirements and career information for insurance adjusters. Learn more http://education-portal.com/articles/Insurance_Adjuster_Certification_and_Training_Programs.html :Yes
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07/03/2014 4:07 AM
12 Replies and 32046 Views State Farm Certification Class though Pilot  32046  12 Started by  racerdown I finally took the State Farm Certification class after years of putting it off.  I was getting plenty of work without it and did not see a need to take it.  There are several options out there to take it.  I found places to take it at no cost and always knew that Pilot gave it for $150.  I just took the class with Pilot.  The first day was Pilot going over the items that are on the test. It was about 7 hours. The second day was a Live Broadcast from ...
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by  pcclaimsJump to last post
05/20/2014 5:34 PM
2 Replies and 5239 Views Looking into Catastrophe work  5239  2 Started by  pcclaims I currently own an adjusting business in Northern Minnesota. I am a small ma and pa show and am getting pushed out by bigger, less expensive companies. I have wanted to get into Cat work but did not plan on it this early. I am licensed in MN and OK multi lines. Do I need to get other licenses from other states I see TX has classes to go to, do I need too Also I will be looking into State Farm Cert. also. I have 9 years of property and auto adjusting experience, do I have a prayer getting into ... :No
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by  pcclaimsJump to last post
05/09/2014 8:39 PM
4 Replies and 6028 Views WARNING!!! BEWARE this CE/Training school!!!  6028  4 Started by  jingrisano FELLOW ADJUSTERS:  As an adjuster, CE hours and additional training for multiple licenses or whatever reasoning needed is an essential part of the exponential growth and changing of the insurance world. Below I have listed a website that seems extremely reputable and offers A TON of insurance material for nearly every state. In my case, a specific product and service was purchased for STRICTLY simulating a New York test. According to the company, the test simulation allots the consumer to ...
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by  Tim WienekeJump to last post
04/30/2014 9:56 AM
18 Replies and 10946 Views Safest REAL Rope & Harness Training SE Coast recommendations please  10946  18 Started by  Banyan Rider Can anyone provide me a list of REAL Rope & Harness Training places where I can get certified, most likely FL, GA or South East All the courses seem to be in TX or further. I've searched REI, SPRAT, AITECH in GA, other IA companies that offer 'rope training,' but which certification is the one OSCHA or rope professionals would agree will help me save my life on steep roofs The followed a link I read here on Cado:  http://catastrophecareerspecialties.blogspot.com/ which caused m... :No
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by  CatsvstrainedJump to last post
04/29/2014 8:47 AM
10 Replies and 6836 Views PDF FACTORY PRO  6836  10 Started by  jedevich Question: I have been led to believe that most of the communication being done between individual adjusters and IA firms is done through PDF Pro.&160; I have downloaded this program and been fumbling through it much like I did when I started using xactimate a number of years back. What I need is some training similar to the exactimate courses I have taken. I have&160; found nowhere to get this training. If its available where can I find it. Thank to anybody that post.
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by  AcceleratedAdjusterJump to last post
04/02/2014 1:03 PM
0 Replies and 4323 Views USAA Certificartion in FL?  4323  0 Started by  lkenns Anyone know of a certification class for USAA in FL for 2014  I need to make sure I get a certification form. :No
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03/31/2014 11:08 AM
0 Replies and 4505 Views Pitched Roofing System Rope Access  4505  0 Started by  Catsvstrained Pitched Roofing System Rope Access WHAT IS IT: Pitched Roof System Rope Access is the safest and the most effective means for workers to gain access of a pitched roofing system. A form of rope access for Property Claims Adjusters, Forensic Engineers, Home Inspectors, maintenance and service providers that allows them to construct a system of fall protection from the safety of ground level that will provide them with the access that they need to complete their work. What Is The General Histor... :No
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03/21/2014 10:40 AM
4 Replies and 6283 Views Tallahassee Adjustor will pay for training  6283  4 Started by  flboy0638 I am looking for a Tallahassee or close, seasoned adjustor, to ride with an learning xactimate from.  I will pay you I am not looking for something free.  net0638hotmail.com
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by  flboy0638Jump to last post
12/18/2013 6:33 PM
17 Replies and 8969 Views Adjuster License types in Texas - advice neeed!  8969  17 Started by  chrismahoney Howdy folks. I&39;ve been lurking on this site for awhile... thinking about becoming an adjuster. I&39;m in the insurance business (sales) right now and have been for 15 years...  getting burned out big time. Also have a residential home construction background before that. When it comes to getting an adjuster license in Texas, it seems there are 2 or 3 different kinds - there&39;s one for workers&39; comp, one for "all lines", and there&39;s even one that&39;s a "... :No
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by  AcceleratedAdjusterJump to last post
12/18/2013 4:58 PM
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