Latest Topics or Replies
Search this forum:
Search
You are not authorized to create a new topic
Page 1 of 1012345 > >>
Topics
 Replies
 Views
 Last Post
4 Replies and 5384 Views Teachings from a \Seasoned\ Cat (Flood) Adjuster    5384  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...
4 5384
by  jrettig87Jump to last post
07/15/2014 8:27 PM
0 Replies and 1388 Views NO local CAT courses?  1388  0 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
0 1388
08/23/2015 5:38 PM
0 Replies and 2552 Views Choose Your Rope & Harness Training Provider Wisely  2552  0 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
0 2552
01/21/2015 11:23 AM
7 Replies and 3432 Views ICAP for Veterans  3432  7 Started by  bburrows Are there any adjusters who have completed ICAP and will it help getting deployed ex-Combat Engineer TX :No
7 3432
by  anthonyccamargoJump to last post
01/15/2015 12:23 PM
17 Replies and 10901 Views AMCAT Training  10901  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...
17 10901
by  jrettig87Jump to last post
11/02/2014 10:31 AM
10 Replies and 4828 Views What state licenses should an adjuster have?  4828  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
10 4828
by  Tim WienekeJump to last post
09/25/2014 8:01 PM
5 Replies and 4718 Views Rope Access Standards for Pitched Roofing Systems  4718  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
5 4718
by  Spartan577Jump to last post
09/18/2014 10:08 PM
2 Replies and 3227 Views Steep Roof - Rope and Harness  3227  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 
2 3227
by  Spartan577Jump to last post
09/18/2014 10:02 PM
1 Replies and 3113 Views Oklahoma Earthquake CE Requirement  3113  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
1 3113
by  hostJump to last post
09/09/2014 10:06 AM
0 Replies and 2227 Views Insurance Adjuster Certification and Training Programs  2227  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
0 2227
07/03/2014 4:07 AM
12 Replies and 11554 Views State Farm Certification Class though Pilot  11554  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 ...
12 11554
by  pcclaimsJump to last post
05/20/2014 5:34 PM
2 Replies and 1953 Views Looking into Catastrophe work  1953  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
2 1953
by  pcclaimsJump to last post
05/09/2014 8:39 PM
4 Replies and 3640 Views WARNING!!! BEWARE this CE/Training school!!!  3640  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 ...
4 3640
by  Tim WienekeJump to last post
04/30/2014 9:56 AM
18 Replies and 4276 Views Safest REAL Rope & Harness Training SE Coast recommendations please  4276  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
18 4276
by  CatsvstrainedJump to last post
04/29/2014 8:47 AM
2 Replies and 2659 Views TWIA and TFPA Certification Online  2659  2 Started by  dkaltenbach 2021 Training has been providing online certification for TWIA starting in 2013.  Now for 2014 the certification includes both TWIA and TFPA Certification as once class for residential adjusters. There will be an additional course required to adjust commercial claims for TWIA as TFPA is residential only policies, but the residential certification is a prerequisite to the commercial TWIA certification that will be out in the next couple of weeks. Click link below for more information. TWI... :No
2 2659
by  Roy EstesJump to last post
04/18/2014 6:09 PM
10 Replies and 3986 Views PDF FACTORY PRO  3986  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.
10 3986
by  AcceleratedAdjusterJump to last post
04/02/2014 1:03 PM
0 Replies and 1644 Views USAA Certificartion in FL?  1644  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
0 1644
03/31/2014 11:08 AM
0 Replies and 1763 Views Pitched Roofing System Rope Access  1763  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
0 1763
03/21/2014 10:40 AM
4 Replies and 3247 Views Tallahassee Adjustor will pay for training  3247  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
4 3247
by  flboy0638Jump to last post
12/18/2013 6:33 PM
17 Replies and 4816 Views Adjuster License types in Texas - advice neeed!  4816  17 Started by  chrismahoney Howdy folks. I've been lurking on this site for awhile... thinking about becoming an adjuster. I'm in the insurance business (sales) right now and have been for 15 years...&160; 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&160;different kinds - there's one for workers' comp, one for 'all lines', and there's even one that's a 'public' adjuster license. What the heck...
17 4816
by  AcceleratedAdjusterJump to last post
12/18/2013 4:58 PM
6 Replies and 3152 Views Thoughts on setting up an estimate in Simsol  3152  6 Started by  ChuckDeaton If you are interested in a book we put together to assist flood adjusters we are assisting email me, cfdeatongmail.com, and ask. It is free, we are not Adjuster Pro.
6 3152
by  ChuckDeatonJump to last post
11/07/2013 11:04 AM
6 Replies and 4350 Views Questions about getting a reciprocal license in Florida  4350  6 Started by  chadpbradford@yahoo.com I have a question about getting licensed in Florida. I currently have my Texas All-Lines Adjuster license and want to get licensed in Florida. After reading Florida’s website, I am a bit confused.  As a non-resident of Florida, the license requirements are as follows: Step 2 - Qualifications for license:  Hold a company or independent adjuster license (resident or non-resident) that Florida has a reciprocal agreement with. &91;Exempt from State Examination&93; &91;Click h...
6 4350
by  CatAdjusterXJump to last post
07/20/2013 11:33 PM
8 Replies and 4848 Views Canada Licensing  4848  8 Started by  kluker@mediacombb.net Has anyone had experience working claims in Canada How did it go, and would you do it again Any tips on licensing Thanks!
8 4848
by  pondmanJump to last post
07/04/2013 1:20 PM
7 Replies and 6221 Views Catastrophe Training E-Books / Manuals / Guides  6221  7 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 ...
7 6221
by  HenryAdjustJump to last post
06/24/2013 10:22 PM
19 Replies and 20633 Views State Farm Cert/Recent Test Takers  20633  19 Started by  virgo39 I am looking for someone/people who have recently taken the State Farm Certification exam.&160; What are some key points to focus on Do you find it to be difficult&160; Did you only use a book sent to you by one of the 4 big companies (Worley,Eberls,EA Renfroe,Pilot)&160; Does the test take the full time allotted on that day&160; Do you need to bring your own laptop&160; Any xactimate More of us 'new' people need to spend some time helping others out with information we learn along th...
19 20633
by  David J LeeJump to last post
06/13/2013 12:48 PM
3 Replies and 2135 Views Residency  2135  3 Started by  mgadjuster25 I had a general question about retaining NC residency. Currently, I hold a resident adjuster license in NC. Contemplating a move to SC but wish to hold on to my NC resident license. I called into the NCDOI and they told I could retain a resident license while living in SC as long as I live within 50 miles of the NC border Is this true Can I in fact live within 50 miles of NC and have a resident license Anyone have a similar situation Can I use a PO Box as a mailing address for...
3 2135
by  AcceleratedAdjusterJump to last post
06/04/2013 4:01 PM
17 Replies and 5088 Views Nationwide Flood Certification  5088  17 Started by  kluker@mediacombb.net Does anyone know which IA firms offer the Nationwide Flood Certification for 2013  I believe Evans Claims in Texas does during their conference, but I have a schedule conflict on those dates.  I saw where CNC in Mobile, AL has offered it before, but it is not on their calender for this year yet.  Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Kevin  
17 5088
by  Tex WalkerJump to last post
06/02/2013 10:14 AM
0 Replies and 2900 Views TWIA Certification is now Online  2900  0 Started by  dkaltenbach TWIA is now providing their adjuster certification online through 2021 Training.  If you haven't gotten your 2013 TWIA certification, it is available at the following link.   http://www.2021training.com/twia/
0 2900
05/24/2013 10:41 AM
12 Replies and 2540 Views How to distinguish a consultant from a PA?  2540  12 Started by  Stormkat There may be a fine line between the 'consultant' who represents the insured as their roofing or building consultant.  Since the definition of a PA is:  “Adjustment or settlement of claims,” the negotiation with an insurer on behalf of an insured as to the amount or extent of a loss covered by a policy of fire or allied lines of insurance and the acts of representing the insured or speaking on behalf of the insured toward any agent or other person granted the authority to ...
12 2540
by  Tim WienekeJump to last post
05/05/2013 12:18 PM
10 Replies and 2865 Views Worley training march 26-29 hammond, LA  2865  10 Started by  chuckdog_5 Good afternoon everyone, i recently got out of the Marines and a friend of mine told me about his time with Worley and recommended i give it a try, considering the long hours and work schedule he told me about that was something i was used to so i figured why not.   Im heading down next week and was looking for some advice.  Im very to insurance and policies so this isnt going to be easy, ive been going over the book Worley sent me and am just curious what kind of questions are ...
10 2865
by  pondmanJump to last post
04/18/2013 8:10 AM
You are not authorized to create a new topic
Page 1 of 1012345 > >>


RSS Feed Available
These Forums are dedicated to discussion of Claims Adjusting.

For the benefit of the community and to protect the integrity of the ecosystem, please observe the following posting guidelines: 
  • No Advertising. 
  • No vendor trolling / poaching. If someone posts about a vendor issue, allow the vendor or others to respond. Any post that looks like trolling / poaching will be removed.
  • No Flaming or Trolling.
  • No Profanity, Racism, or Prejudice.
  • Terms of Use Apply

    Site Moderators have the final word on approving / removing a thread or post or comment.

We are insurance adjusters that travel the world handling claims from natural and man-made catastrophes.