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By Guy Grand

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BECOME AN ADJUSTER ANYWAY?

So, you are thinking about becoming an adjuster but you are having a hard time figuring out how much it is really going to cost you to get into the industry?  You are not alone.  There are not many places out there that will tell you about ALL of the costs associated with trying to break into the industry.  Licenses, tests, certifications, travel, training, field tools, apprenticing…for many adjusters, it ends up being much more than they first thought when they signed up for that $350 “Adjuster Training” course.  Don’t get frustrated.  If you know what you are getting into it is well worth it, but don’t be fooled into thinking that one simple course is all you are going to need.

Here is a short excerpt from my book “Catastrophic Insurance Adjusting – Making it Your Career” where I write about my experience trying to break into the industry “on my own”.

“There are training facilities and schools all over the country that claim to “make you an adjuster”, most for under $1,000. Don’t buy it! The course might be under a thousand dollars but your travel, lodging, equipment, and continuing education will cost you much more than that no matter what they tell you.
Going to a five-day course to learn about adjusting and getting your state license is only the beginning. Without continually working with the software (Xactimate), practicing writing estimates, learning the proper ways to measure, photograph, and write reports you will forget how to write a claim by the time you get deployed. The repetition needed can only come from experience or by attending a full-service vocational school that will mentor you until you are comfortable with adjusting and on your first storm.
As I mentioned before, the total cost of my education into the insurance adjusting field was over $12,000 and that was back in 2003. My first storm deployment as a trainee was over five weeks and only paid my out-of-pocket expenses.
What if there was a state regulated post-secondary vocational school that bundled all the costs into one tuition price and what if they offered a loan program that was interest-only for the first 18 months. If that opportunity had been available to me back in 2002 would I have taken that deal? – ABSOLUTELY!
If I would have had the mentorship of industry veterans along the way, that would have been priceless. That opportunity wasn’t available to me back then, but it is available, through VAS — our fully licensed and state board certified vocational training center, to you now. As you read further through this book you will learn that there is a way to get into the adjusting business and to know exactly what your cost of entry is to get into this well-paying career.”

 

To read more from the book “Catastrophic Insurance Adjusting – Making it Your Career” just click the link below.

 

 

If you are ready to speak with someone who can help you better understand ALL the costs associated with becoming an Adjuster and where you can find a comprehensive package that includes the training, mentoring, field tools, technology, software and most importantly...the reputation you will need to be successful in the field…just complete this “Discovery Survey” and someone from our team will be in touch with you right away.

By Guy Grand

WHAT IS CATASTROPHIC INSURANCE ADJUSTING ANYWAY

WHAT IS CATASTROPHIC INSURANCE ADJUSTING?

Have you been thinking about a career change?  Have you heard about CAT Adjusting but you don’t really know what it is all about?  Here is what you need to know about this rewarding career!

SO WHAT DOES AN INDEPENDENT INSURANCE ADJUSTER DO?

Individuals and businesses purchase insurance policies to protect against monetary losses. In the event of a loss, policyholders submit claims or requests for payment, seeking compensation for their loss. Claims Adjusters deal with those claims.

WHAT IS THEIR MAIN ROLE?

An Insurance Adjuster has 3 primary roles:

  • INVESTIGATE

    By interviewing the policyholder and inspecting property damage the adjuster can determine how much money the company should pay for the loss.

  • EVALUATE

    The information gathered—including photographs and statements, either written or recorded audio or video—is set down in a report that is then used to evaluate the claim.

  • SETTLE

    When the policyholder’s claim is approved, the claims adjuster negotiates with the policyholder and settles the claim.

SO HOW IS A CATASTROPHIC INSURANCE ADJUSTER DIFFERENT?

A CAT Adjuster is a specialized type of Insurance Adjuster.  They typically focus on areas that have been hit by larger natural disasters and storms.  (Think Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Major Hail Damage, Wind and Water Damage, etc.)

If you are interested in learning more about what working as a CAT Adjuster is like you can download a copy of our FREE ebook here.

You will find that this is a career with Great Earning Potential that is well suited to:

  • Construction Professionals
  • Entrepreneurs
  • People that enjoy working Independently

If you are ready for a career move and you are looking for this type of rewarding career…

  • Offered in a flexible Online Training
  • With an Onsite, Hands-On component giving you the REAL WORLD Experience
  • With start to finish mentoring and support
  • And Job Placement Assistance

…Then you are ready to hear more about how to start your training to become an Independent Catastrophic Insurance Adjuster with Veteran Adjusting School.

VISIT OUR SITE BY CLICKING THE LINK BELOW TO FIND OUT IF THIS CAREER COULD BE A GOOD FIT FOR YOU.

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