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Last Post 03/07/2007 7:57 PM by  sbeau4014
Texas all lines.
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nwest
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12/18/2006 7:09 PM
    I would like some feed back from anyone who has attended a TAL class.  I am looking for something that will do a little more than teach me how to pass the test.  Thank you in advance, for any info.
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    Ray Hall
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    12/18/2006 9:18 PM
    I am one of the persons who think that an adjusters license is not the way to get into the catastrophe world. I would contact one of the large catastrophe contractors and come up that way.
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    nwest
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    12/18/2006 10:05 PM
    Unfortunately, one of the first questions I'm asked by all of the large firms, Do you have your TAL?  Then they proceed to tell me that if I do not, I at least need my FL.  I have my FL, and want to get my TAL for the reciprocation abilities.  I figure if I'm going to take a class, i should learn something more than how to take the test.  So, any information in regard to a good class for TAL is greatly appreciated.
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    ChuckDeaton
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    12/19/2006 1:40 PM
    Nwest, what do you want to be taught? In my opinion, the first item on the agenda is to go to a 3 day class, take the Texas All Lines Test and get the license. Second, get an assignment/job and learn what is to necessary to attend to the task at hand. Could be that you will not need additional training.
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    nwest
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    12/19/2006 4:20 PM
    I have been doing large loss , CovA and CovB, for a little over a year. I am trying to get my ducks in a row for the 2007 storm seasons and I need to get the TAL. I will rephrase. I would greatly appreciate any information, on the TAL classes, of experiences and recommendations for these classes. I know that there are a lot of them out there and that means there are going to be good and bad. Thanks for the feed back Chuck and Ray.
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    dcmarlin
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    12/19/2006 5:41 PM
    Nwest, if I understand your post above, you already have a Florida license.  If so, you should be able to get a Texas license as it is reciprocal.  But, as previously said, just having a license does not make one an adjuster.  Continue taking classes to learn insurance terminology, policy and general adjusting practices.  Only time & experience will make someone a good adjuster.
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    nwest
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    12/20/2006 10:04 AM
    My FL license is a non-res. I haven't been able to find any information on this particular situation. I have e-mailed the TDI to find out in it will recip. My home state is NC and I have a license here and it does not recip.

    I understand that having a license doesn't make you a good adjuster. I have never been of the mind set that this is an easy job and I understand that you have to work and learn and only take what you deserve. I have always worked my a** off with every job i have had and every new venture I have undertaken. I have never expected anything to be handed to me and do not fall into the category of all of those newbies that pissed y'all off in 2005.

    I had the opportunity to go and work Katrina and did not take it. Partly because I was involved in the construction of several homes at the time. But also because I knew that it was not the right time to begin learning how to handle claims. Having 100 claims thrown at you, it seemed all I would have been doing is a half a** job and not be learning anything except how to be a runner. I know several people that did go and work for several of the larger vendors, the vendors that were willing to give a weeks training and put there name on those people, they should have never been down there working. All they talk about was the money they were making and how fast they could do a claim. Its a real shame.

    I want to do things the right way and have been working in that direction. I go to storms and help, without getting paid and covering my own expenses, to have the opportunity to learn and one day be a good adjuster.

    Thanks for the words of wisdom and I don't mean that with any sarcasm.

    DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY INFORMATION OR EXPERIENCES WITH THE 3 DAY TAL CLASSES? ANY INFORMATION WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

    OR if anyone has any info on a non-res FL recip to TX.

    Thanks to all.

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    JimGary
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    12/20/2006 9:56 PM
    Unfortunatly most of the classes advertised are basic "this is how to pas the test" classes. My company sent me to Leonards Insurance training in Arlington Tx for my agents license and again for my adjusters license later. The name of the school has changes but if you google leonards training it will still come up. I remember it being a really good class, with a good mix of knowledge and testing skills taught, ang the instructors were very knowledgable. If I can find the new name I will post it later, but google will pull it up as leonards..

    Hope it helps
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    nwest
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    12/21/2006 10:52 PM
    I found out today that the non-res FL license will recip to TX. So, looks like ill be looking for a different trainning class. Thanks for all of the responses.
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    AUTO MAN
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    12/22/2006 9:54 AM
    WHY NOT TAKE YOUR TEXAS ALL LINES COURSE ON LINE FROM 360 TRAINING .COM.NUMBER ONE THE PRICE IS CHEAPER THAN 450.00,IT ONLY COST 299.00 AND AFTER YOU  FINISH THEY SEND YOU A CERTIFICATE ,FILL OUT THE TEXAS LICENSE FORM SUBMIT IT WITH 50.00 AND YOUR FINISHED.TAKE IT AT YOUR OWN LEISURE AND PACE AT HOME ONLINE.
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    Ray Hall
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    12/23/2006 2:12 PM

    If you have a license in your home state, North Carolina that all you need. I do not know of any state that will not let temp adjusters work in that state after a catastrophe.

    You may have to get a temp license(permit) when you get to the cat site, but wait until you go.

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    JJ308
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    01/21/2007 11:48 PM
    I took the training class at Wardlaw in Waco, Texas. The staff there is great, and make everything as easy to understand as possible in the time allotted. They also have some experienced adjusters come in for Q and A when there is time.
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    Fishhead
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    02/21/2007 4:32 PM
    I too took the Wardlaw class in Texas, but I wouldn't say it is anything other than how to pass the test.  Like the previous poster wrote, they have Q & A, time permitting, but we're talking about maybe an hour.  Other than that, you're reading along with the instructor, and he's telling you what to highlight in your book.  You already have some experience, and I can tell you experience will help you more than any class.  Just get your license, then get some work.  If work continues to be hard to come by, try to find another adjuster to work with as an assistant.  I used an assistant on a hail storm last spring, and probably won't ever work without one again.
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    dparsons
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    03/03/2007 12:17 AM
    I am curious, is this a "Texas All Lines" or "Texas Multi-Lines" license? The type 01 is the All Lines license and you can't get it because it was only available to those who got the license the first year or two it came into being. The type 08 is the Multi- Lines license and you have to take the Property and Liability tests to get it. On my last renewal, it showed a type 01 - All Lines so I guess this hasn't changed. I just wondered if this was being called All Lines to make it sound better. I'll bet Ray has a type 01 and doesn't have to take CE courses anymore, too.
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    sbeau4014
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    03/03/2007 11:13 AM
    My license renewed about 9 months ago and it is still the 01, but I think you are correct in that they don't have a classification of 01 that can be obtained now in TX. And after having a license in that state for 20 years a person no longer is required to take CE courses for licensing......1 more year for me and thats it! I enjoy going to seminars and actually learning something to get my CE hrs, but the correspondance courses are a waste of time as far as learning anything.
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    Ray Hall
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    03/04/2007 8:02 PM

    The Texas  All Lines License was for the grandfathers who were in the business when the license law came into Texas. I think it was about 1971  or 72.. I think the 20 year rule came in about 2000.

    Try this little tip for CE. In most large cities the Restoration Contractors.... Blackman Mooring, Cotton, Serv Pro etc....  and several others have 8 hours classes for free on water-smoke etc. Sometime a free lunch and a happy hour @ 4:30. Try to get on their mailing list and you will be invited.

    You may have to be somewhat sneaky as the are after the regular inside adjusters who can call them direct on daily losses.

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    Fishhead
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    03/07/2007 2:30 PM
    I took the license exam last summer, and I can assure you it is called "Texas Adjuster All Lines Prelicensing Course". I assumed the license I received after this test was a Texas Adjuster All Lines license. Am I wrong? And does it matter?
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    sbeau4014
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    03/07/2007 7:57 PM
    Is the license that you have give you a license for property and casualty adjusting, or does it license you for those coverages and also inland marine, surety and fidelity bond claims, workers comp claims, etc? If the exam didn't cover those areas, I'm unsure if it is the same as an all lines like they had before. All lines used to be an 01 and multilines used to be 08.
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