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8 Replies and 5335 Views new to this field  5335  8 Started by  rjlummus After reading some of the posts here I am starting to have doubts that I might not have all the experience needed to be hired as an adjuster. The course&160; I intend on taking is given by 'Ajuster Training solutions' as anyone heard from them &160; Before spending almost $2000.00 for this course maybe I need to ask here if anyone heard from them. I&160;am in the property preservation field for now 12 years for most of all the big assets companies.&160; Now the property presevation work i...
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by  CatAdjusterXJump to last post
08/26/2011 2:52 PM
4 Replies and 6130 Views Pilot Training and Testing in Dallas (hand written claim)  6130  4 Started by  hoodoc35 Hey everyone, I am hoping to get some help in regards to a training and testing class that I am attending next week.  I am testing for pilot next weekend and am supposed to know how to do a hand written claim.  I don't have a clue how because I have never done a claim.  I am very familiar with xactimate but still don't think that I could do a hand written claim.  I was hoping to find something on the web about integra claims so that I could see how it is filled out.  If ...
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by  Dholmes333Jump to last post
08/15/2011 8:19 PM
1 Replies and 3003 Views Advice for Upcoming Evaluation, Etc  3003  1 Started by  msmith Hello Everyone.&160; After looking around this forum for a while, I&160;realize that it can be kind of risky for an aspiring adjuster to post...&160; But I have a few questions.&160; I recently got my Texas adjusting license, took the Amcat Basic Adjuster course, and then was invited back to get emergency USAA certified.&160; Have lots of experience in roofing, some construction. I'm scheduled to take the week long evaluation at Pilot's Mobile location soon, and I just registered for the S...
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by  Ray HallJump to last post
08/05/2011 12:59 PM
9 Replies and 5332 Views Condo Adjusting Anyone Know Them  5332  9 Started by  hill_david Got an invite to spend $250 to learn how to fast track condo's.  Claim $2,000 to $3, 000 per. day. I did a quick math check and it does not seem to add up.  Has anyone heard of them or worked with them. Web is  Could use anyones  input. David Hill
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by  Ray HallJump to last post
07/31/2011 3:18 PM
2 Replies and 12306 Views The truth about PaRR Inspections  12306  2 Started by  ministarr1 The truth about PaRR Inspections After completing the workshop Parr will have spin your wills. You will spend a lot of time and money for finger prints background check etc. After a year or two, you may be deployed if you are deployed: &160;This is what will happened. First you will arrive at the airport you will not find a hotel or a car to rent you will need to arrange it in advance DO NOT book the hotel for a long time you will be moving soon. Remember this is a disaster Zone all the...
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by  judojohn1Jump to last post
07/01/2011 10:19 PM
6 Replies and 22068 Views What certification should I get if any?  22068  6 Started by  Braden$2 From you old timers out there, I want a valued opinion on if any of these certifications pay off like, AIC, SCLA, CPCU, etc I was wondering if any of those would advance my career &160; To give you a little about my background. &160; I have 10yrs in the insurance industry. &160; Started right&160; out of high school right into an adjuster position with a small regional carrier. I was a multi line adjuster. I adjusted homes, cars, you name it. I did that for 4 years then got on with ...
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by  judojohn1Jump to last post
07/01/2011 10:12 PM
0 Replies and 4040 Views Cheapest way to attain Associate in Claims (AIC)?  4040  0 Started by  Braden$2 Does anyone have any recommendations on what to purchase or the cheapest way to obtain your AIC &160; I looked on their website and it seems like all the materials and test will run over $1000!
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06/28/2011 6:22 PM
1 Replies and 3468 Views Looking for help in Ks.  3468  1 Started by  steveouke I am thinking about a career change and I have considered both home inspection as well as claims adjuster. I&160;have gathered some information up on different training facilities both online and hands on. I&160;would like to get answers to a few questions I&160;have before I make a decision. Any help is appreciated. 1. Being in Kansas I am thinking that I should get a Texas license. What schools/training facilities do you guys suggest. 2. Once licensed I am concerned that work won't be the...
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by  GoldustJump to last post
04/27/2011 1:22 PM
2 Replies and 4796 Views AmFam Certification  4796  2 Started by  texican6 I am in need of a lead to a company that is offering AmFam certification training and testing soon. Thanks for any assistance offered. Ray
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by  JimGaryJump to last post
04/25/2011 5:59 PM
17 Replies and 23697 Views Certifications that will help get an adjuster deployed sooner!  23697  17 Started by  mjolly52 I am considering 3 additions to my adjusting abilities:&160; NFIP certification,&160; Certified HAAG roof inspector, and&160; Rope and Harness Certification.&160; Can anyone tell me ( in order of their value to vendors and carriers) which of these skills or certifications are the most valuable in making an adjuster more 'deploy-able'&160;
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by  Ray HallJump to last post
03/27/2011 2:30 PM
0 Replies and 6252 Views Real PFAS / Rope & Harness Certification Now Available  6252  0 Started by  Catsvstrained &160; &160;&160;&160;&160; At the request of several Insurance carriers and IA firms we (Property Claims Adjusters) now have the first (and only to date) PFAS (Personal Fall Arrest System &160;/ Rope & Harness) Training Operations Standards that has been established by ACRABAT the first (and only to date) professional organization to represent the risk management needs of those who must access high angle surfaces for inspection / assessment (non construction type) purposes. The prim...
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02/15/2011 7:54 AM
10 Replies and 6910 Views KMConDemand Special Announcement- Property Technical Certification I is now available January 2011  6910  10 Started by  Dimechimes I am releasing this announcement prepared by Colm Keenan who heads up the KMConDemand program (the online training division of Crawford and Co) announcing the release of the Property Technical Certification I program for all claims personnel in the P&160;&&160;C&160;industry. I have participated on the committee and watched this program through stringent development progress and participation across the board by insurance company claim executives. To read the full announcement here is a l...
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by  DimechimesJump to last post
02/11/2011 7:02 PM
6 Replies and 3458 Views ceTracking  3458  6 Started by Interested in feedback:&160; We are developing an&160;online program that tracks your CE&160;&91;from any provider&93; against the state board requirements.&160;&160;Additionally, the&160;program would track multiple licenses and also allow you to upload a&160;PDF&160;of your certificate&160;and maintain it in an online database,&160;printable&160;at anytime.&160; Would like to hear feedback and suggested pricepoint&160;
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by  JimGaryJump to last post
01/17/2011 10:13 AM
1 Replies and 3605 Views No more excuses  3605  1 Started by  Ray Hall If all adjusters who want to work catastrophe losses do not take all parts and take the 'certification' test on all 3 parts of the above post, please do not ever call your self an professional again. This should have been done 10 years ago.
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by  Tim WienekeJump to last post
01/11/2011 7:34 PM
7 Replies and 7376 Views NFIP 2011 Adjuster Seminar Schedule  7376  7 Started by  host The 2011 Workshop schedule is out and has been posted on the Calendar and the NFIP Support Page. &160;
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by  Tim WienekeJump to last post
01/10/2011 9:57 PM
6 Replies and 4019 Views Certification Opportunities around Houston TX  4019  6 Started by  SEBSHEL &160;Hello All: I live and work in Houston TX in NW area, I have acquired SF certification in both Auto and Property, I have also gone thru the AllState &160;Property Eval with Pilot, I do plan to take few other certifications with Pilot and/or Worley like Am FAm and Liberty Mutual in both Auto and Property. I would like to know from experienced or seasoned adjusters, If there are any certification opportunities with other carriers or smaller outfits near Houston area,&160; As it is it tak...
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by  SEBSHELJump to last post
01/04/2011 9:53 AM
18 Replies and 6640 Views Good for new and old adjusters  6640  18 Started by  Ray Hall Property and Casualty Insurance Concepts Simplified. Just read the first three chapters and will order the $55.00 full 21 chapter 143 page copy in paperback.  this will add a lot of knowledge to become a true adjuster. Edit: By Roy removed the link which did not point to the correct location. 
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by  Ray HallJump to last post
12/28/2010 1:06 PM
30 Replies and 9275 Views Ask the Examiner  9275  30 Started by  Examiner
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Any adjusters out there who have either been frustrated with an examiner or can't seem to find common ground, I am giving you an opportunity to ask one anything you want. I am a file examiner for a large company.&160; Do to confidentiality I am not able to give out my real name. Questions about Xactimate, MSB and file requirements, ask away.&160; I realize that all examiners are not alike, but I can tell you what pushes their buttons and how you can get your files processed and approved much...
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by  Ray HallJump to last post
10/31/2010 10:37 PM
9 Replies and 6503 Views Training at Vale  6503  9 Started by  Soup Looking to take training at Vale it is very expensive , is it worth it
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by  Ray HallJump to last post
10/31/2010 10:12 PM
25 Replies and 16866 Views Pilot Catastrophes Evaluation Class??  16866  25 Started by  Omega87
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To those who have attended this evaluation class. What is involved with this class and what is it excatly do they test you on Thanks!
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by  Ray HallJump to last post
10/07/2010 11:34 AM
9 Replies and 3945 Views Best& quickest Online continuing ed  3945  9 Started by  Goldust &160; &160;I need to take a few more hours of continuing ed. What is the best online site to go to for ethics and other subjects. &160;
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by  GoldustJump to last post
09/29/2010 8:06 PM
3 Replies and 3326 Views A good definition of an IA  3326  3 Started by  Ray Hall Credit Barry Zelma. ex California adjuster and now coverage attorney for 35 years. ' The person knowledgable in insurance retained by the insuror for the purpose of assisting the insured in a provable&160; loss to the insuror. &160;Should insurance knowledge really apply the cat. adjuster world
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by  Ray HallJump to last post
09/24/2010 9:01 AM
16 Replies and 12364 Views Independent Claims Adjuster Apprentice Program  12364  16 Started by  CatAdjusterX Hello folks   Of many important topics discussed on most ADJUSTER related websites, the most common subject and easily the most 'contentious'  topic seems to be the mass exodus of individuals that have swelled our ranks long past the point of 'SATURATION'    We can almost trace this exodus to it's beginning as I myself came to this industry(along with many others) back in 2004 in response to the 4 hurricanes that made land...
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by  Ray HallJump to last post
09/13/2010 6:01 PM
9 Replies and 5931 Views anybody is CPCU around here?  5931  9 Started by  Olegred I passed my third test today, man, they are hard :)  How long did it take you to pass the whole deal
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09/10/2010 1:50 PM
4 Replies and 10205 Views State Farm Certification  10205  4 Started by  jdacree I just took my State Farm Cert, sponsered by Renfroes, in Ft Worth 2 weeks ago.  This class, according to the Renfroes instructors, was the first use of the REVISED IDL, and test.  The first testing on policy yielded a fail rate of 50.  Part of the problem was that the test contained a number of 'tree' coverage questions that were not covered in enough detail during the IDL, and required utilizing about 1/3 of the training time the next day to clarify.  Another area that wa...
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09/03/2010 8:37 PM
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