By Guy Grand

VA Approved Trade School


VA Approved Trade School

As a veteran, you deserve a rewarding career after serving your country. That is why the VA approves certain schools that meet their requirements for higher education under the 9/11 GI Bill®. Finding a VA approved trade school that is right for you can be an obstacle coming out of the armed forces. However, one of these VA certified schools has a 100% graduation rate and over 95% job placement rate in a career field that averages between $70-$100k in 6-9 months.

Veteran Adjusting School

(VAS) or Veteran Adjusting School is a VA approved trade school that specializes in turning veterans of the armed forces into (CAT) or catastrophe insurance adjusters. The reason Veteran Adjusting School has such a high success rate is two-fold. 1) VAS has 18 insurance partners that believe so much in the VAS program that they hire graduates right out of school. 2) VAS is not looking for students, they are looking for dedication.

CAT Adjusting

When a catastrophic event (hurricane, hail-storm, flood, wildfire, etc.) hits a region, insurance agencies deploy CAT adjusters to the affected region to assess the damages of their customer’s homes. These adjusters will stay in that region performing inspections for the policyholders for weeks to months at a time. These inspections will inform the insurance companies on how much compensation their customers are entitled to under their policy.

Some Benefits to CAT Adjusting

CAT adjusters have such a high earning potential because they are paid per claim closed. So, a motivated adjuster can make a lot of money. Catastrophe adjusters are self-employed since they are usually independent contractors for the insurance agencies. CAT adjusters also have plenty of vacation time as they typically work 6-9 months during the storm season.

Traits of A Successful CAT Adjuster

The reason VAS seeks veterans as students is because the characteristics of a good soldier translate over to the CAT adjusting field. A successful catastrophe adjuster must be hard-working, organized, self-motivated, and dedicated. VAS was founded and became a VA approved trade school in order to match veterans with this rewarding career that utilizes skills developed in the armed forces.

CAT adjusting is a rewarding career but isn’t for everyone. Do you have what it takes?