By Guy Grand

CAT Adjusting Trade School


Veteran Adjusting School has top quality training which has allowed VAS to form partnerships with over 25 insurance agencies and independent firms that hire VAS graduates immediately upon graduation; VAS has a 98% job placement rate. VAS graduates have been expertly trained to be employed as independent catastrophe adjusters, day claim adjusters, or as agency staff adjusters. VAS focuses on CAT adjusting as it can provide a much more lucrative and rewarding career; despite it being slightly more difficult to be trained in CAT adjusting. Recent graduates could earn up to six figures in six months. VAS partners trust the comprehensive, six week, hands-on training program that VAS students receive.



Insurance companies and IA firms deploy CAT adjusters to catastrophic events, (hail storm, wildfire, flood, hurricane, ect.) where they spend weeks to months at a storm site. Adjusters complete home inspections in the affected region assessing how much compensation the insured customers are entitled to under their insurance policy.



  • High Earning Potential – CAT adjusters are paid per claim closed. This allows for a very high earning potential. CAT adjusters typically average between $70k – $100k in 6 – 9 months during the storm season.
  • Self Employment – As a CAT adjuster you are contracted by insurance agencies and are your own boss.
  • Helping People In Need – After the catastrophic event hits, people are in desperate need. Getting their compensation helps them put their lives back together.
  • Vacation Time – CAT adjusters typically only work 6-9 months a year. This means that they can enjoy 3-6 months of vacation time.


CAT adjusting is a highly rewarding career, but it isn’t for everyone. It takes hard work, organization, dedication, and self-motivation in order to be successful in the field. Do you have what it takes?

updated on 2-23-18