Veteran Adjusting School Graduate

By Rodney G

Rodney G Testimonial – VAS Graduate

It gives me immense pleasure to write a testimonial regarding my experience with VAS. From the first contact I made with VAS to post graduation, my experience has been fantastic.

This was an intense six week program that tested me in every way. The amount of knowledge that is passed on to the student is incredible. VAS sets high standards for their students and then they give them the tools to succeed. Guy and the rest of the staff keep the students motivated and intellectually stimulated throughout this challenging program.

As an insightful educator, Guy recognized early on when I was struggling and he took steps to give me the extra help before and after class. His efforts and teaching techniques are reflected by the confidence I’ve gained in this industry and the immediate deployment I experienced.

A few people have asked me if the cost of the school was worth it. My answer has been simple. The INVESTMENT I made was at an absolute bargain! I’d highly recommend anyone interested in breaking into the tough field of insurance adjusting to invest in VAS first.

–        Rodney G  – VAS graduate 2016

adjuster trade school

By Guy Grand

Letter From VAS Partner – Insurance Claims Adjusters

With over 96% job placement rate, Veteran Adjusting School has over 15 Insurance Partners that appreciate the high level of quality graduates the school produces. Here is a letter from one of these partners.


Back in 2012, when you asked Insurance Claims Adjusters (ICA) to become a partner of Veteran Adjusting School (VAS), we were proud to join forces and help our military men and women find a rewarding career in insurance adjusting. We were familiar with you and your partner’s – Gary Pitts – work product as independent adjusters, and we were confident in your ability to provide well trained and qualified new adjusters to our growing roster. Four years later, I am happy to say that our trust in you has paid out dividends. To date, I believe we now have 14 of your VAS-Trained Insurance Adjusters on our roster and they are all performing above expectations. In fact, we now have 7 of your adjusters working for us as W2 employees.

As you know – insurance claims adjusting – especially catastrophe adjusting – has always been basically an unknown vocation within the insurance industry. Those of us that have been in the business for any length of time know we have always had to find friends or family to fill vacancies, and that the primary training method is done by going into the field with a seasoned adjuster and learning on-the-job. The major flaw with that model was the fact that the seasoned adjuster who was assigned the claim was a lot more interested in getting the claim done and pulling in revenue than he was in training the rookie. Whatever training might take place was the result of the rookie having a front-row seat and getting an overview of the process – it was not a formal training program.

Your knowledge and insight into the unique nuances of our industry has changed all of that. It is amazing to watch VAS take a person that knows nothing about adjusting – or even construction for that matter – and turn them into a well-trained adjuster in just six short weeks.

We both agree that you can’t teach – or learn – all there is to know about adjusting in six weeks. But I want you to know that we definitely feel confident in hiring your graduates. It is easy for us to support them knowing that they have the knowledge and the skills that the VAS mentorship program has provided them.

A true partnership is one where ALL parties receive a win, and this doesn’t actually occur that often in business. From our vantage point, VAS has indeed accomplished this goal. We are honored to support our military personnel as they enter our profession and look forward to our continued partnership with VAS.


Dave Perkins

VP Claim Operations

Insurance Claims Adjusters Inc.

CAT Adjuster, Catastrophe Adjuster

By Guy Grand

4 Reasons You Should Consider CAT Adjusting

Not many people are familiar with catastrophe (or CAT) adjusting. It has been a pretty well-hidden career for a long time. Recently however the need for CAT Adjusters has grown. First off, you might be thinking, “what is catastrophe adjusting?”

What Is Catastrophe Insurance Adjusting?

When a hurricane, wildfire, hail storm or any other natural disaster occurs, insurance agencies send out independent catastrophe adjusters to estimate how much compensation the customer is entitled to under their policy. The adjusters are typically deployed to the affected region for weeks or months at a time running claims for the policyholders.

4 Reasons You Should Consider Catastrophe Adjusting

1. High Paying Job

   CAT adjusters have great earning potential. In as little as 6 months a hardworking adjuster can make up to 6 figures. The typical income ranges between $70,000 – $100,000. The actual pay depends on the storm season and the work ethic of the adjuster since they are paid per claim closed.

2. Self Employed

  Catastrophe adjusters are mostly independent contractors. They are paid by the insurance agencies but work for themselves. They make their own hours and can work at their own pace within limits. For most, that is a quick pace as they are trying to close as many claims as possible.

3. A Lot Of Vacation Time

  What’s the point of making a lot of money if you can’t enjoy it? Well, CAT adjusters generally work during the storm season which lasts about 6 – 9 months. That leaves 6 – 3 months off. However, if that isn’t enough work, catastrophe adjusters can also work day claims directly for insurance agencies in the off time as well.

4. Helping People

  CAT adjusters bring help when people need it the most. After the storm has hit, adjusters help people back on their feet by providing the compensation they desperately need.

For Information On Becoming A Catastrophe Adjuster Click The Button Below.


changing your career

By Guy Grand

Thinking About Changing Your Career?

Thinking About Changing Your Career?

There are many reasons you might be thinking about changing your career. But before you up and quit your job, you might want to ask yourself a couple of questions. What career is right for me? What is my potential income in that career? What are my options for job placement?

What Career Is Right For Me?

Do you want to make your own hours, help people, and be able to make up to 6 figures in 6 months? Are you hard-working, organized, self-motivated, and dedicated? Then catastrophic (CAT) adjusting might be the right career for you.

What is CAT Adjusting?

When a catastrophic event (hurricane, hail storm, etc.) occurs, insurance agencies hire independent CAT adjusters to assess how much money their insured customers are entitled to under their policy. A CAT adjuster will typically make between $70,000 – $100,000 in 6 – 9 months during the storm season.

Job Placement

(VAS) Veteran Adjusting School is a licensed vocational school that trains CAT adjusters and provides job placement options for their graduates. VAS graduates are highly sought after and usually hired immediately upon graduation with their insurance partners (15 and growing).

Veteran Adjusting School Course Includes:

  • 30 Adjuster Subjects Taught
  • 40 Real World Claims
  • Xactimate Level 2 Training
  • Mentorship Through & Even After Graduation
  • In-the-field Adjuster Training
  • Laptop & Tools
  • And More


Click The Button To Learn More About CAT Adjusting


Meet VAS Graduate Justin

By Guy Grand

VAS Classes Underway

VAS Classes Underway

VAS’s July-August 2016 class is now underway, and the students are fast on their way to becoming insurance adjusters. VAS instructors and mentors are excited about this new crop of students and can’t wait to see them succeed in the field with VAS insurance partners.

All of these students have already been offered jobs by numerous IA firms and they haven’t even graduated yet! VAS partners trust in the VAS quality education.

Veteran Adjusting School is the only vocational school licensed by the Board of Education to teach catastrophic insurance adjusting. And approved by the Dept. of Veteran Affairs for tuition assistance benefits under the 9/11 GI Bill ®.

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Veteran Adjusting School Graduate
Rodney G Testimonial – VAS Graduate
adjuster trade school
Letter From VAS Partner – Insurance Claims Adjusters
CAT Adjuster, Catastrophe Adjuster
4 Reasons You Should Consider CAT Adjusting
changing your career
Thinking About Changing Your Career?