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10/23/2006 1:23 AM
    hi my name is chester thompson i recieve my texas P&C licenese. I want to become a full time adjusters, i want to get a all my certification, and AIC. here is my questions. can be a  full-time adjuster with out being a staff? where do go to get you earthquake and hail certification? how hard to become a staff adjuster ( progressive state farm allstate) any infomation will be helpful
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    10/23/2006 1:35 AM
    Once a person has completed grammar school, there are many other courses and training sessions that will prove helpful.  
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    10/23/2006 1:51 AM
    Posted By chester Thompson on 10/23/2006 1:23 AM
    hi my name is chester thompson i recieve my texas P&C licenese. I want to become a full time adjusters, i want to get a all my certification, and AIC. here is my questions. can be a  full-time adjuster with out being a staff? where do go to get you earthquake and hail certification? how hard to become a staff adjuster ( progressive state farm allstate) any infomation will be helpful

     

     

    As an afterthought and just to be sure, had to check other/prior posts.  But my previous post remains... my head in my hands with kind thoughts and good wishes for the many candidates.

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    10/23/2006 9:46 AM
    Chester, I'll try to answer your questions. Yes you can be a full time adjuster without being staff, but it may be a long wait to find an opening. Just start calling local claims companies, ask for some daily claims, you may or may not get them, but if they have a few extra claims, they may try you out. They will be the claims their regular adjusters do not want, but if your work is up to par, you may work your way in. As for a staff job, just start applying with the major carriers and see what sticks. Most will reqire a 4 year degree and good credit and clean background check. If you do not have a degree, or have crappy credit, you probably will not get past the interview. As for certifications, check the websights for the big IA firms, they will have classes for certifications.

    Now comes the best part, waiting! It took me 18mo to get called out to a storm. I was a staff adjuster for Farmers for 3 years and worked dailys for 2 years. Besides not knowing where to start applying, there just was not a storm large enough to get me called out at the time. So if you can stand the wait.. Good Luck.
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    10/23/2006 10:48 AM

    Chester,

    Haven't read a post like yours in a long time.

    Mike,

    You can quit biting your tongue now!!!

    Jim

    You are to kind.

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    Medulus
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    10/23/2006 12:59 PM
    Chester,

    You might want to use the spell check feature in the future. Once again, everyone, please read the note in the heading to Catastrophe Central's General Area. Getting started posts and posts about training should be posted in the Community Forum's Training Area. I am locking this thread.
    Steve Ebner CPCU AIC AMIM

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