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Windows 10 is being pushed out for us to use but has anyone tried it or will it work with Xactimate, Simsol, or Symbility? I presently pondering installing since I will be purchasing a new computer this fall.

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Based upon the situation and worth of the products are the main factors should we consider at the time of coverage. [url=http://insuranceguru.com...

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Chase, Regarding the FCN # - you need to go to into the estimate and then to Insured Info>Personnel>Claim Rep>Edit Claim Rep and enter your FCN numb...

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Just to update. We are adding home & office furniture and home electronics/cameras/computers categories for those that do residential claims and would...

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You might want to consider what kind of adjuster you plan to be: daily or catastrophe? Thank you for your quick and informative response. That is...

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4 Replies and 4527 Views Teachings from a \Seasoned\ Cat (Flood) Adjuster    4527  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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07/15/2014 8:27 PM
0 Replies and 1601 Views Choose Your Rope & Harness Training Provider Wisely  1601  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
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01/21/2015 11:23 AM
7 Replies and 2318 Views ICAP for Veterans  2318  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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01/15/2015 12:23 PM
17 Replies and 9957 Views AMCAT Training  9957  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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11/02/2014 10:31 AM
10 Replies and 4156 Views What state licenses should an adjuster have?  4156  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
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by  Tim WienekeJump to last post
09/25/2014 8:01 PM
5 Replies and 3809 Views Rope Access Standards for Pitched Roofing Systems  3809  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 2646 Views Steep Roof - Rope and Harness  2646  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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09/18/2014 10:02 PM
1 Replies and 2240 Views Oklahoma Earthquake CE Requirement  2240  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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09/09/2014 10:06 AM
0 Replies and 1156 Views Insurance Adjuster Certification and Training Programs  1156  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 9561 Views State Farm Certification Class though Pilot  9561  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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05/20/2014 5:34 PM
2 Replies and 1144 Views Looking into Catastrophe work  1144  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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05/09/2014 8:39 PM
4 Replies and 3090 Views WARNING!!! BEWARE this CE/Training school!!!  3090  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 3112 Views Safest REAL Rope & Harness Training SE Coast recommendations please  3112  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
2 Replies and 1837 Views TWIA and TFPA Certification Online  1837  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
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by  Roy EstesJump to last post
04/18/2014 6:09 PM
10 Replies and 3433 Views PDF FACTORY PRO  3433  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 875 Views USAA Certificartion in FL?  875  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 1070 Views Pitched Roofing System Rope Access  1070  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 2669 Views Tallahassee Adjustor will pay for training  2669  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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12/18/2013 6:33 PM
17 Replies and 4051 Views Adjuster License types in Texas - advice neeed!  4051  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...
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by  AcceleratedAdjusterJump to last post
12/18/2013 4:58 PM
6 Replies and 2572 Views Thoughts on setting up an estimate in Simsol  2572  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.
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11/07/2013 11:04 AM
6 Replies and 3466 Views Questions about getting a reciprocal license in Florida  3466  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...
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by  CatAdjusterXJump to last post
07/20/2013 11:33 PM
8 Replies and 3763 Views Canada Licensing  3763  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!
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07/04/2013 1:20 PM
7 Replies and 5542 Views Catastrophe Training E-Books / Manuals / Guides  5542  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 ...
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by  HenryAdjustJump to last post
06/24/2013 10:22 PM
19 Replies and 18411 Views State Farm Cert/Recent Test Takers  18411  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...
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by  David J LeeJump to last post
06/13/2013 12:48 PM
3 Replies and 1787 Views Residency  1787  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...
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06/04/2013 4:01 PM
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