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4 Replies and 11196 Views Teachings from a \Seasoned\ Cat (Flood) Adjuster    11196  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  johnpostavaJump to last post
07/15/2014 8:27 PM
13 Replies and 4678 Views Ray, how do you really feel ?    4678  13 Started by  Ray Hall On the topic of new people, this is how I really feel. If you have a bachelors degree go to work for a insurance carrier. And, not in claims, underwriting. If you have never been happy doing what you have been doing since you got out of high school and want to get into cat. adjusting, some get lucky, but that 10 is only about 10 (I think). I really think a job you like or can put up with thats in the 5 k per month range with some perks is better than a gross of 150K on the road 6-9 moths ...
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by  Ray HallJump to last post
08/15/2010 4:36 PM
2 Replies and 5915 Views Getting Xactimate Level 1 certified  5915  2 Started by  Crunchyhippo I&39;m a new adjuster and figured that, in addition to my claims license, getting a Xactimate Level 1 certification would show someone looking for a field claims adjuster that I have a decent grasp of the program instead of just hoping I know it, or giving me a limited crash course before sending me out. I&39;ve head the test isn&39;t particularly difficult, so would it be possible to learn what I need to about it on, say, Youtube or online vs. paying $300 for an online class before taking th... :No
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by  MT180Jump to last post
12/03/2020 1:54 PM
0 Replies and 1469 Views State Licensing  1469  0 Started by  Tuhppik What sate license has the most reciprocity for someone who wants to be licensed in more than one state. Just starting down this road, so any pointers appreciated.  Also, any rcomendations on courses I feel like I have a lot of actual experience in the field and will not have a problem passing, but its good to get some advice. :Yes
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08/17/2020 9:38 AM
0 Replies and 2135 Views Introduction to Two-Story / Steep Access  2135  0 Started by  Catsvstrained https://www.youtube.com/watchv=gKx-zJv2UV4 :Yes
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02/05/2019 5:00 PM
0 Replies and 1879 Views A question about license training  1879  0 Started by  NReddy Hi, after reading through the forum it seems that the consensus is to try staff adjusting first before jumping into cat adjusting.  I'm at the very beginning of the process.  I've been selling roofs since Katrina and would like to do something different.  I'm going for my adjuster's license in Kentucky.  Does anyone have experience with Agent Broker Training Center  It's an online course for $149.  Is there a better option  Or will any training that succeeds in preparing me for the license tes... :No
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11/07/2018 10:03 AM
2 Replies and 2219 Views Which Training School to attend  2219  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 17309 Views Best Xactimate 27 Macros?  17309  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 12142 Views For Those Who Want To/Will Be Taking Their State Farm Certification Exams  12142  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 12987 Views Catastrophe Training E-Books / Manuals / Guides  12987  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 5117 Views NO local CAT courses?  5117  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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01/24/2017 8:24 AM
1 Replies and 9635 Views Choose Your Rope & Harness Training Provider Wisely  9635  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 8184 Views ICAP for Veterans  8184  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 17523 Views AMCAT Training  17523  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  tjteagueJump to last post
11/02/2014 10:31 AM
10 Replies and 9733 Views What state licenses should an adjuster have?  9733  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 :No
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by  Tim WienekeJump to last post
09/25/2014 8:01 PM
5 Replies and 8571 Views Rope Access Standards for Pitched Roofing Systems  8571  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 6490 Views Steep Roof - Rope and Harness  6490  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 7215 Views Oklahoma Earthquake CE Requirement  7215  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 8886 Views Insurance Adjuster Certification and Training Programs  8886  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 35290 Views State Farm Certification Class though Pilot  35290  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
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