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4 Replies and 8468 Views Teachings from a \Seasoned\ Cat (Flood) Adjuster    8468  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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by  jrettig87Jump to last post
07/15/2014 8:27 PM
2 Replies and 157 Views Which Training School to attend  157  2 Started by  mgrubbsftf I have a question about which adjuster training school to go to. I have over 15 years of construction background from labor in concrete, framing, building thermal envelope, installing fireplaces, garage doors, and estimating division 7 for residential and commercial new construction. I am also a certified Residential Energy Examiner, HERS Rater and Energy Star Inspector. I now have decided to move my career  in a different direction in the adjusting industry.  I am trying to make a sma... :No
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by  mgrubbsftfJump to last post
10/03/2018 8:06 AM
7 Replies and 12606 Views Best Xactimate 27 Macros?  12606  7 Started by  Braden$2 Does anyone know where I can get some good Xactimate macros that will work with Xact 27 &160; I know you can buy them somewhere but cant find where &160; Any help would help!
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by  PMcMahonJump to last post
09/17/2018 11:08 AM
1 Replies and 1590 Views For Those Who Want To/Will Be Taking Their State Farm Certification Exams  1590  1 Started by  Stanaford Hello everyone! This is my first post here on the CatAdjuster Forums.   I have experience in the field, but just recently took my State Farm Certification exams with Worley and want to help alleviate concerns that I am sure new adjusters have when trying to get their certification. ***Disclaimer: I am not an employee of Worley, nor will I be sharing specific exam questions. The purpose of this post is to help new adjusters who are nervous about getting their certification. I also have no... :No
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by  bagillyJump to last post
07/11/2018 5:59 PM
8 Replies and 9825 Views Catastrophe Training E-Books / Manuals / Guides  9825  8 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  adjustingto6figuresJump to last post
11/05/2017 2:32 AM
1 Replies and 3854 Views NO local CAT courses?  3854  1 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
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by  hostJump to last post
01/24/2017 8:24 AM
4 Replies and 6973 Views TWIA and TFPA Certification Online  6973  4 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  RacheloJump to last post
12/11/2016 8:22 PM
1 Replies and 5581 Views Choose Your Rope & Harness Training Provider Wisely  5581  1 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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by  CatsvstrainedJump to last post
08/24/2016 10:39 AM
7 Replies and 6077 Views ICAP for Veterans  6077  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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by  anthonyccamargoJump to last post
01/15/2015 12:23 PM
17 Replies and 14049 Views AMCAT Training  14049  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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by  jrettig87Jump to last post
11/02/2014 10:31 AM
10 Replies and 7293 Views What state licenses should an adjuster have?  7293  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 6865 Views Rope Access Standards for Pitched Roofing Systems  6865  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 5194 Views Steep Roof - Rope and Harness  5194  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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by  Spartan577Jump to last post
09/18/2014 10:02 PM
1 Replies and 5489 Views Oklahoma Earthquake CE Requirement  5489  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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by  hostJump to last post
09/09/2014 10:06 AM
0 Replies and 5574 Views Insurance Adjuster Certification and Training Programs  5574  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 27143 Views State Farm Certification Class though Pilot  27143  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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by  pcclaimsJump to last post
05/20/2014 5:34 PM
2 Replies and 4186 Views Looking into Catastrophe work  4186  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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by  pcclaimsJump to last post
05/09/2014 8:39 PM
4 Replies and 5252 Views WARNING!!! BEWARE this CE/Training school!!!  5252  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 8919 Views Safest REAL Rope & Harness Training SE Coast recommendations please  8919  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
10 Replies and 6006 Views PDF FACTORY PRO  6006  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
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