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4 Replies and 10401 Views Teachings from a \Seasoned\ Cat (Flood) Adjuster    10401  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
13 Replies and 4278 Views Ray, how do you really feel ?    4278  13 Started by  Ray Hall On the topic of new people, this is how I really feel. If you have a bachelors degree go to work for a insurance carrier. And, not in claims, underwriting. If you have never been happy doing what you have been doing since you got out of high school and want to get into cat. adjusting, some get lucky, but that 10 is only about 10 (I think). I really think a job you like or can put up with thats in the 5 k per month range with some perks is better than a gross of 150K on the road 6-9 moths ...
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by  Ray HallJump to last post
08/15/2010 4:36 PM
1 Replies and 623 Views Getting Xactimate Level 1 certified  623  1 Started by  Crunchyhippo I&39;m a new adjuster and figured that, in addition to my claims license, getting a Xactimate Level 1 certification would show someone looking for a field claims adjuster that I have a decent grasp of the program instead of just hoping I know it, or giving me a limited crash course before sending me out. I&39;ve head the test isn&39;t particularly difficult, so would it be possible to learn what I need to about it on, say, Youtube or online vs. paying $300 for an online class before taking th... :No
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by  CrunchyhippoJump to last post
08/26/2020 10:18 PM
0 Replies and 177 Views State Licensing  177  0 Started by  Tuhppik What sate license has the most reciprocity for someone who wants to be licensed in more than one state. Just starting down this road, so any pointers appreciated.  Also, any rcomendations on courses I feel like I have a lot of actual experience in the field and will not have a problem passing, but its good to get some advice. :Yes
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08/17/2020 9:38 AM
0 Replies and 1280 Views Introduction to Two-Story / Steep Access  1280  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 1309 Views A question about license training  1309  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 1745 Views Which Training School to attend  1745  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 15421 Views Best Xactimate 27 Macros?  15421  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 8488 Views For Those Who Want To/Will Be Taking Their State Farm Certification Exams  8488  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 11915 Views Catastrophe Training E-Books / Manuals / Guides  11915  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 4670 Views NO local CAT courses?  4670  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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01/24/2017 8:24 AM
1 Replies and 7977 Views Choose Your Rope & Harness Training Provider Wisely  7977  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 7441 Views ICAP for Veterans  7441  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 16189 Views AMCAT Training  16189  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 8872 Views What state licenses should an adjuster have?  8872  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 8075 Views Rope Access Standards for Pitched Roofing Systems  8075  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 6010 Views Steep Roof - Rope and Harness  6010  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 6598 Views Oklahoma Earthquake CE Requirement  6598  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 7648 Views Insurance Adjuster Certification and Training Programs  7648  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 32597 Views State Farm Certification Class though Pilot  32597  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 5382 Views Looking into Catastrophe work  5382  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
18 Replies and 11278 Views Safest REAL Rope & Harness Training SE Coast recommendations please  11278  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 6949 Views PDF FACTORY PRO  6949  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 4384 Views USAA Certificartion in FL?  4384  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 4657 Views Pitched Roofing System Rope Access  4657  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
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