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16 Replies and 13242 Views Independent Claims Adjuster Apprentice Program  13242  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 6544 Views anybody is CPCU around here?  6544  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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by  Deleted UserJump to last post
09/10/2010 1:50 PM
4 Replies and 10629 Views State Farm Certification  10629  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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by  racerxJump to last post
09/03/2010 8:37 PM
5 Replies and 8537 Views Help with nationwide certification  8537  5 Started by  blackwater1   can anyone help me out and tell me how to get different certifications and where i need to go to do this. particularly interested in nationwide, usaa, citizens, etc. i am looking to broaden my horizons and increase my chances of deployment. thanks in advance.
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by  ddreisbachJump to last post
08/20/2010 10:59 AM
12 Replies and 5934 Views Jumping fromyour old job to cat. claims  5934  12 Started by  Ray Hall I have been seeing more and more of these post since 2005. Its a good place to make a decent living, but not 100 of the people who try succeed. The present system is a vendor(contractor) stands between you and the insurance company who is the person that needs your work product. You will need about 60 days training to do a passable job. many people have gone further with less, but they got over their head and had someone to pull them out. All the people or rather closed mouth about who they wor...
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by  Ray HallJump to last post
08/16/2010 9:49 AM
11 Replies and 10735 Views Starting out at Pilot  10735  11 Started by  RSC I started out at Pilot (actually CMS) a month ago as an O/A buddy but I was snatched up by Dispatch after a week. My goal is to become an OA and I feel like I can move up rather quickly, but I have some questions about becoming an adjuster. First, what licenses should I get first (Alabama is obviously my home state) Second, can I become an inside adjuster with out being 'pilot' Finally, how much do inside adjusters make &160; Thanks
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by  AtfulldrawJump to last post
08/15/2010 4:51 AM
0 Replies and 3242 Views Anyone need a Ladder B?\~ in San Antonio?  3242  0 Started by  Hail Chaser I am looking for someone to ride with in San Antonio Texas as often as they will allow from once and done to twice a week. I will be taking the Adjuster Class in the next month. By that time I will have my Basic gear as I know it. I want to be as prepared as possible when my constant persistence pays off and I get put on a storm. Jason
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08/06/2010 11:17 AM
37 Replies and 9232 Views New York License Massachussets Licence  9232  37 Started by  Olegred
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Are there any ppl that hold one of them or both Can you share how hard was the test in NY and how the whole process was
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by  Deleted UserJump to last post
08/02/2010 8:20 PM
16 Replies and 4044 Views Training School Wars and Integrity  4044  16 Started by  JimAustin So many posts i read on this forum are about certain schools being dishonest and how you shouldn't attend their classes or how one company is so much better than the other.  Some very seasoned and experienced adjusters have posted several replies on this site that in my opinion they should be ashamed of.  Where has the honor gone in our industry  Each and every one of you that are professional bloggers on this site.  Take a good look in the mirror and ask yourselves if maybe...
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by  BeauKronJump to last post
08/01/2010 8:06 PM
2 Replies and 3440 Views Alabama Non-Resident Licensure; Office Requirement  3440  2 Started by  jtcwik Good Morning!Recently I have encountered some push back from the Alabama DOI that requires an office location for a non-resident adjuster license.  This in and of itself is in direct contradiction with a 'non-resident' status.  Also, the statute was written pre-internet in 1971.  It is my belief that the intent of the law was for records access, which at the time and most of us 'seasoned' professionals will recall, consisted of paper files.  My firm currently uses an Online C...
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by  jtcwikJump to last post
07/27/2010 6:26 PM
13 Replies and 4607 Views Hazmat for the upcoming Hurricane Season  4607  13 Started by  wstj I'm curious about the effect of the recent oil spill,(leak), on the upcoming hurricane season with respect to training. The introduction of oil into the storm surge is going to make an already difficult task considerably worse. And I wounder about whether each adjuster will be required to go through some sort of hazmat training. The EPA will surely be all over it. Would such training be handled at the storm site or would it make sense to be proactive and attend a class, somewhere And where migh...
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by  TexasThorpJump to last post
07/14/2010 1:14 PM
2 Replies and 4089 Views NACA Apprentice Program  4089  2 Started by  fgkcarp I have been considering joining NACA as an apprentice. I'm hesitent in doing so as the cost is expensive. Before I shell out $200 can anyone give some input on the program. Do any of you actualy call on any of the apprentices to assist you   Thanks Frank
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by  CatAdjusterXJump to last post
06/25/2010 7:22 PM
3 Replies and 3162 Views Need credit hours in the DFW area  3162  3 Started by  rlack72 Hello All,   I am looking to take some classes for credit hours to retain my license. Please respond with classes you would recommend in the Dallas/ Fort Worth area. Thanks.
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by  rangerJump to last post
06/22/2010 8:20 PM
3 Replies and 4753 Views Non-Resident Alabama License  4753  3 Started by  jacksoneagle I am just starting out in the business and have some training, and received most of licenses in the South, Southeast and  'hurricane states' - except for Alabama.  My home state is Texas.   The administrator in the State of Alabama office said that I have to send in an '...Alabama address for records purposes.  The address you provide will only be used for service of process in the event it is ever needed...'   I explained that I was new to the claims ...
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by  WILLISJump to last post
06/17/2010 10:52 AM
4 Replies and 3684 Views Any More NFIP Classes for 2010?  3684  4 Started by  LindaT I have worked my fingers to the bone this year handling claims and just realized that I have not taken my NFIP class for 2010.  Are there any classes offered in June or July  I read in an earlier posting that June 1 is the cut-off date.  Good lord, I hope not. 
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by  hostJump to last post
06/01/2010 3:55 PM
1 Replies and 4126 Views Crawford and Co Dallas seminar  4126  1 Started by  sbeau4014 Tomorrow my wife and I will be finishing up a 5 day seminar that Crawford and Company has put on in Dallas and I have to say it has been an excellent seminar! They have provided plenty of learning opportunities on Xactimate/Sketch, commercial claim handling, wind vs surge info., licensing and sat. roof measurements.  They also provided classes that gave certifications in CA EQ, TWIA, NFIP and some of their larger clients, and a chunk of the sessions also provided CE credits in various state...
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by  BARBHARTHCOCKJump to last post
05/25/2010 11:21 PM
18 Replies and 3588 Views Certifications and licenses guarantee a worse product  3588  18 Started by  Bobabooey Adjusting has become similar to a lot of business. The government forces adjusters or agents or plumbers or whatever to get licenses. This does several things. It raises revenue for the governent, it allows the government to get involved in private business, and it makes a lot of money for schools that open that make a profit off of the governments law. No longer is it important to have experience and knowledge. It has been replaced by certifications and licenses. For instance if you try...
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by  Ol' GhostJump to last post
05/21/2010 7:52 PM
1 Replies and 7024 Views Worley Cat Training  7024  1 Started by  steve l I was just wonderin if anyone has experience taking classes through Worley.Im actually interested in a Basic Auto Estiimating class there as its only  miles from home. I appreciate any feedback .thanks is advance!
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05/21/2010 10:24 AM
45 Replies and 16121 Views SATELLITE ROOF TECHNOLOGY (FRIEND OR FOE)  16121  45 Started by  CatAdjusterX
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&160; SATELLITE ROOF TECHNOLOGY ( FRIEND OR FOE) Hey folks I would like to ask for your thoughts and opinions in regards to services like GEO ESTIMATOR and EAGLE VIEW that&160;claim they can provide&160;correct pitch and square footage&160;with 99.9 accuracy with satellite imagery. These services&160;&160;sound friendly in &160;situations where the roof is deemed unsafe , 2 story or higher where an adjuster cannot reach and in situations dealing with steep pitches and in those situa...
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by  Ray HallJump to last post
05/20/2010 11:51 AM
32 Replies and 11002 Views Any Hands on Training?  11002  32 Started by  Dantx
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First off, I would like to thank all of you seasoned adjusters that take the time to answer questions such as this.   I will soon be a 3-day newbie, and it seems there is a lack of hands on education in my area (LaPorte Texas: 30 min east of Houston)  A friend I worked with just finished a course and will soon have his license, and we are both concerned that IF we are called for an event that we could possibly make mistakes that would at best cause us to be sent home and not be calle...
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05/14/2010 12:27 PM
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