By Guy Grand

Find Your New Career In CAT Adjusting

Find Your New Career In CAT Adjusting

Wondering what job is the right one for you? Then you may want to consider a new career in CAT adjusting. Catastrophic insurance adjusters are a special type of adjuster that are independently contracted and deployed to catastrophic events (hurricane, wildfire, hailstorm, flood, etc.). They will spend weeks to months at a time in the affected region estimating how much compensation the insured customers are entitled to under their policy.


Since they are usually contracted by IA firms and insurance companies, catastrophic adjusters are their own bosses and make their own hours. However, successful adjusters typically work as much as possible as they are paid per claim that they close. This is also why there is such a very high earning potential in the CAT adjusting field. A good adjuster will generally earn $70k – $100k in 6 – 9 months during the storm season.

Characteristics to Succeed

In order to be able to excel in this career field, you must be hardworking, organized, self-motivated, and dedicated. Although it is a high-paying career, you will have to work hard to earn it. Along with being very rewarding, CAT adjusting requires physical and mental endurance.

CAT  Adjuster Training

(VAS) Veteran Adjusting School is a catastrophe adjuster training school with a 100% graduation rate and over 96% job placement rate. Why is VAS so successful? 2 reasons:

  1. VAS is looking for commitment, not students. VAS instructors worked in the field and know what it takes to succeed. That is why they only accept students that are dedicated to succeed.
  2. VAS has over 15 insurance agency partners that trust so much in this training program that they hire VAS students right out of school.


After reading this, you might want to further explore a new career in CAT adjusting. Click the button below to contact VAS and see if you have what it takes to succeed as a catastrophic adjuster.

Veteran Adjusting School

By Guy Grand

Catastrophic Adjuster Training

Catastrophic Adjuster Training

Are you looking for a rewarding career in catastrophic adjusting? Then you might be wondering, “Where can I find catastrophic adjuster training?” Then you might want to consider (VAS) Veteran Adjusting School. VAS is the only catastrophic adjuster training school that has a 100% graduation rate and over 96% job placement rate.

The high graduation rate is because VAS is not looking for students, they are looking for a commitment. This career can be demanding and it takes a certain level of dedication to be a successful CAT adjuster. The high job placement rate is because of the high level of training the students receive at Veteran Adjusting School has attracted 15 IA partners that are willing to hire VAS graduates right out of school.

What Is CAT Adjusting?

Catastrophic adjusting is a unique type of insurance adjusting. CAT adjusters are deployed to catastrophic events (like a flood, hurricane, hail storm, etc.) and assess the damages of policyholders for insurance agencies to see how much they are entitled to. The adjusters will stay in the affected region for weeks to months at a time making sure the insurance customers get the much-needed compensation.

Catastrophic adjusting isn’t for everyone. It is hard work, but it has a very high earning potential. In fact, a common phrase used among CAT adjusters is “Make 6 figures in 6 months.” The reason the earning potential is so  high for a hard worker is because you are paid per claim that you close. So, with that in mind, a more determined individual will have a better chance at making that 6 figure salary.

What Comes With VAS Catastrophic Adjuster Training?

VAS provides a comprehensive catastrophic adjuster training program that fully prepares the student for a successful career in claims adjusting. The 6-week insurance adjuster training course includes:

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

Mentoring Program

The Veteran Adjusting School mentoring program is a tremendous resource to its students. Not only are students able to draw on the knowledge of accomplished and experienced adjusters in school but also after graduation. VAS mentors are there to help graduates through their first field claims.

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 ®.


By Guy Grand


Thinking about becoming an insurance adjuster? The demand for insurance adjusters is high, and growing every day. Job security in the adjusting field seems very steady as storms, and other unfortunate weather events are on the rise.

So, you’re thinking that this might be the right career for you, and now you need to find training. But, where can you find quality adjuster training that will guarantee that you can find work, get a  license, and be fully prepared when it’s time to calculate your estimations?

VAS Insurance Adjuster Training Program has a 100% graduation rate and a 96% job placement rate. Why does the 6 week VAS course curriculum have such great success? Two reasons: 1)Students are interviewed to make sure that they are a right fit for the job. 2)Because VAS has a reputation for turning out quality adjusters and they have partnered with 15 different insurance companies to employ graduates. 

Why are VAS Students Better Prepared?

VAS has a complete 6-week program that includes real-world simulations, mentoring, industry tools, software training, and full preparation for catastrophe or day claims insurance adjusting in the field. VAS mentors guide students through the licensing process.

Not only are VAS graduates better prepared when they go in the field, but they also have the assistance of a mentor to talk them through their first in-the-field experience. Graduates of the program like having the comfort of an expert to help them gain confidence through their initial estimations.

The classes from VAS are presented in the form of:

– Interactive Lectures

– Audio & Visual Aids

– Field Assignments

– Student Participation

– Problem Solving

– Demonstrations

– Labs

– Homework

VAS is licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education as Vocational School #V1531, and approved by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs for Veteran’s Educational Benefits.

How Do I Start?   

Whether you want to work day claims or catastrophe insurance, click the button below to contact one of our mentors.

By Guy Grand



What do our Partner Insurance Firms look for in a good adjuster?  What do they love about VAS trained adjusters? How can I become the type of adjuster that firms want to work with?

When you are considering starting a career as a CAT Adjuster, you should know that it is not all as simple as getting a license and getting to work.  Although you will be working independently, you are ultimately hired by a specific Insurance Adjusting Firm.  The firm is looking for the Adjuster that will be able to represent the insurance company in assessing damage and processing claims of damage.  So you have to be thinking about why they would want to pick you over someone else.

Here are a few things that you should be considering.


You might not realize that one of the important components of being a great adjuster is that you need to be somewhat personable.  Think about it.  You are the person that is on the front line as a representative of the Insurance Company.  The interaction you have with the insured will end up being a direct reflection of the Insurance Company.  They will want to be hiring adjusters that look and act professionally as well as one that can maintain a friendly conversation with the insured while you are interacting with them.


Being an efficient adjuster is going to work in your favor, both to meet your own goals, as well as to maintain a good rapport with the firms that you work with.  The more claims you can effectively handle in a given day, the more money you will be earning for yourself.  In addition, processing more claims per day tells the insurance company that you can help them attend to the needs of those they insure in a timely and efficient manner.

Attention to Detail

They will also want to see that you are attending to the details of the claims as you are working through them.  This isn’t just about how many claims you can push through in a day.  If everything you do is sloppy and needs to be redone or is incomplete, the firm is not going to be interested in working with you in the future.  You are going to end up costing them more money in the long run.


Most firms are looking for a minimum of 2 years of Field Qualified Experience.  For a lot of adjusters that are new to the industry, this can make for a rough start to finding work.  Many new adjusters start out doing some lighter day claims or work under a master adjuster to learn the ropes for a while before they break out to work on their own.  But there are other options…

Thankfully, due to the quality of the education at Veteran Adjusting School, all of our VAS Trained Graduates are able to find work with our partner firms right away.  Our partner firms often waive the 2-year experience requirement for our graduates because they know they are job-ready from day one. 

If you want to learn more about becoming a VAS Trained adjuster click the link below to see how you can become part of our elite team of adjusters and start earning the income you deserve right away.



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