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State Farm Certification Class though Pilot
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10/26/2012 8:16 PM
    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 State Farm then a test.  Third day was another test.  For experienced adjusters, that may not be needed.  But for new adjusters and adjuster like me that have been working limited types of claims, I would recommend paying the extra $150 for Pilot.  They do a great job and are really there to help people pass.  There was about 60 people in the class I took.  About 90% of the people passed both test.  There were atleast 15 people there just to retest.  So if you want to be State Farm Certified and a little nervous about it, consider Pilot.
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    01/03/2013 5:16 AM
    All vendors offer this training (as it is their bread and butter). Check their schedules to find out which company is most convenient for you. Worley also does a descent job at putting on the test. They mail you study materials weeks before you are scheduled to visit for classes/testing. Regardless where you obtain your State Farm IDL certification you can use it to get on other independent adjusting vendor rosters, such as Eberl, Renfroe, Pilot and Worley. If you are just starting out, then it is a good idea to get on everyone's roster (work for the company that calls you out first).
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    01/29/2013 12:46 PM
    I am finding it is hard to get on those rosters being new. I finally did get on one and trying many others. I would like to take that State Farm Test as well. One step at a time gathering education and keep applying.
    ChuckDeaton
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    01/29/2013 9:44 PM
    When you finally land a spot on a State Farm storm, please blog you experience. Your experience will provide others with information that will keep them from repeating your experience.
    "Prattling on and on about being an ass with experience doesn't make someone experienced. It just makes you an ass." Rod Buvens, Pilot grunt
    CatAdjusterX
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    01/29/2013 10:46 PM
    Posted By ChuckDeaton on 29 Jan 2013 09:44 PM
    When you finally land a spot on a State Farm storm, please blog you experience. Your experience will provide others with information that will keep them from repeating your experience.

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    Well said Chuck!!

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    flboy0638
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    12/18/2013 6:37 PM
    What about if you called PILOT and they told you they cant help you if you are not a pilot adjustor?
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    12/19/2013 1:26 PM

    Probably means the question wasn't expanded upon. To get into State Farm Certification you must be invited by 1 of the 4 companies representing them. So step one is to get on their roster. Then you can take the SF certification through them.

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    12/21/2013 7:41 AM
    Posted By Adjuster Don on 01/29/2013 12:46 PM

    I am finding it is hard to get on those rosters being new. I finally did get on one and trying many others. I would like to take that State Farm Test as well. One step at a time gathering education and keep applying.

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    Pretty much anyone can take the State Farm certification course. Simply call submit your resume and you will get invited. You will have to meet one prerequisite...........a heartbeat



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    12/22/2013 10:15 PM
    I have read lots of negative reviews regarding State Farm and wanted to share my experience. I retired from my state job after 16 years in March 2012. I got my Texas adjuster license in Aug 2012.  I applied to be put on the roster at the big 4 adjuster companies (Worley, Pilot, Eberl, Renfroe) plus a few smaller IA companies. Everyone at each of the companies I contacted was very friendly and helpful. I will not say which company I got my State Farm certification so it does not look like I am showing preference for them. They did a great job at the training. I passed both test in Sept 2012. On December 1, I was called by the same company to go to New York for Sandy. As I was packing and getting ready to leave, 1 of the other companies called wanting me to go to NY. On the way to NY, the other 2 companies called. All offering State Farm jobs. No other IA's called. The training in NY was great. The IA company had many trainers there as did State Farm. State Farm provided all the equipment. I was told I would be there from 2 to 4 weeks. I was there 9 weeks and could have stayed longer. I made it through 3 cuts and I ask to leave on the 4th cut.  I got home first of February and it is now December. In that 11 months I have been called out 4 times ranging in deployment from 3 weeks to the longest being 11 weeks. I hear it was a slow year, but being new I feel like I got plenty of work. So for the new folks thinking about State Farm....I say go for it. I do not know why all the negative things about SF. The State Farm managers were always so helpful and friendly. Oh yeah... One of the other IA companies I applied with over a year ago called me for the first time and offered me a deployment in Canada.  I turned it down since I have current obligations.
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    12/22/2013 11:01 PM

    Alaska Warden (I am assuming you are a retired correctional officer or the big kahuna for an Alaska Prison?)

    Whatever, in any case, I am happy that a newly licensed adjuster got their shot and made the most out of it. That in and of itself is the exception and not the rule. With that, that you thrived shows that you have a bright future ahead in this industry.

    Whilst I am glad you have rave reviews about State Farm, take a moment and think about what you are saying. You have a good year as a new adjuster with State farm. Yet here you are as a rookie adjuster telling exponentially more experienced adjusters, with 10 times your experience level, " I don't know why you all say negative things about State farm?"

    Get a bit more experience before you dismiss our warnings with regard to State Farm

    In your closing sentence you spoke of a company offering you work in Canada. I am fairly sure that company was Crawford and Company. If you asked 10 adjusters who would they deploy with State Farm or Crawford, 11 adjusters will tell you Crawford.

    Make NO mistake, you are off to a fantastic start and I wish you all the success in the world my friend 

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    12/23/2013 11:34 AM
    CatAdjuster



    Thank you for the wish of success. I worked with Department of Fish & Game.

      

    I will write an update on State Farm in the summer or fall of 2014. But so far, all is great with State Farm.



    And it was Crawford & Company. I have heard a lot of good things about them and wish I could have went to Canada. Maybe they will keep me on their roster.



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    12/24/2013 6:44 PM

    Posted By alaskawarden on 12/23/2013 11:34 AM

    CatAdjuster







    Thank you for the wish of success. I worked with Department of Fish & Game.



      



    I will write an update on State Farm in the summer or fall of 2014. But so far, all is great with State Farm.







    And it was Crawford & Company. I have heard a lot of good things about them and wish I could have went to Canada. Maybe they will keep me on their roster.

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    Good deal!

    I wish you and yours a wonderful holiday (ah screw being politically correct, Merry Christmas my friend!!!)

    I strongly urge you to keep all your contact information, licensing, certifications etc.... up to date with Crawford.












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    pcclaims
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    05/20/2014 5:34 PM
    This was a good thread. My question is.. do companies like EB ERL, pilot etc. Provide software? Does Crawford provide per diem or just flat %? If I work for pilot or other big 4 are you an employee or us it 1099? thank you.
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