Without the software xactimate training you will never get storm duty.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 6:58 am   Post subject: wanting to become a licensed insurance adjuster in texas  

I got mine from cceducation.com Everything was online, self paced and cheaper than any other I could find.

It was recommended to me by my employer.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:15 am   Post subject: independent adjusters  

I suggest avoiding community colleges when obtaining your adjuster license and opt for a specialty school that crams licensing in a 4-6 day course. Becoming a WORKING independent adjuster is hard to do, the licensing is easy but getting into a storm with no real experience is next to impossible without knowing someone who is already in the industry. You WILL meet people at the specialty school who can face you in the right direction and give you many contacts and/or leads. Some schools even pair recent grads with seasoned adjusters during a storm so they can learn the ropes. You have to prove yourself to your field teacher to get the nod to get files of your own.



No one has touched on the software requirements. Without the software (xactimate) training you will never get storm duty. Some of the specialty schools also have cram classes for XM8.



Ive been an Independent for over 12 years and when the weather is nasty I make very nice coin. I love walking roofs and meeting new people. I also know that some years are very dead so you must save your hard earned loot for slow years. If you have any real questions about the profession give me a shout. gruvenhaus at gmail dot com.



I just wrapped up 4 weeks of work in Spring TX. and have enough coin put back to lounge around for 2 years, as I said, its a very good profession.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:34 am   Post subject:   

Hi Adjuster, I'm just curious to know why has to suggested the OP to avoid the community college. I've heard that they are pretty good and reasonable in terms of expenses.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:44 am   Post subject: public adjuster  

does anyone know on how to get started on becoming a public adjuster in texas. step ny step or a web site



thanks


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:14 am   Post subject:   

In Texas you’re required to be licensed to operate as a public adjuster. Hence, you’re first step should include getting the license. And, therefore you either have to enroll yourself for the pre-licensing classes or have to take-up the state licensing test.



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:25 pm   Post subject:   

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And, therefore you either have to enroll yourself for the pre-licensing classes or have to take-up the state licensing test.


Is it really cool to sit for the state licensing test without attending the pre-licensing classes!

Or do you think it would only be possible if we go the other way round?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:32 pm   Post subject:   

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PLEASE re-think that occupation.. Rolling Eyes


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:38 am   Post subject: wanting to become a licensed adjuster  

I went through Texas Insurance Academy. Very helpful and experienced.

My brother went through another school, but it was what I'd call an adjuster mill. Rushed through and no service after the sale.



I'm a roofer and have been for 12 years. Going through the All lines adjuster course helped me communicate more effectively with the guys who write the check if you know what I mean. I'd look up Jim at TIA, Texas Insurance Academy. He'll point you in the right direction and if he can't he'll tell you how to get the info you need. Good luck!!



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 2:24 am   Post subject: Newby here  

Ok..so on Monday..I'm going to meet with a local public adjuster company..I've already gone through their orientation. It seems as if they are going to rush me through training..then provide minimal oppertunities for work after I get my license. My questions..

1.) Is it really hard to find work on your own if the company you work for does not provide this?

2.) I know I have to get bonded..with just a so/so financial background..will I find this difficult to achieve?

3.) Is it possible, once licensed to work on your own? As your own little business?



Thanks a bunch!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:58 am   Post subject:   

Well, the answers to the above mentioned questions would greatly depend upon the contract that you have to sign with the employer. Hence, don't forget to read between the lines.



Regarding finding enough jobs...well, that would greatly depend upon the market and the line of insurance claims that you would be pursuing.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:58 am   Post subject:   

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1.) Is it really hard to find work on your own if the company you work for does not provide this?
I would think so, and what about a liabililty policy?

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2.) I know I have to get bonded..with just a so/so financial background..will I find this difficult to achieve?
probably depending on the underwriting of the company issueing the bond..and if your credit is 'iffy' then yep..

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3.) Is it possible, once licensed to work on your own? As your own little business?
Sure, but again, you'd need to look into buisness licenses, ins etc..also better read their contract with you (if they have one) bet it has a 'no compete' claus...in which case, you likely cannot go out on your own anyway for some length of time, or have to be certain miles away..



Md, I'll bet you're in Florida aren't you?
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I'm sure they are...are you saying that their training is only taking a few days? Rolling Eyes Honey, please listen to me...in the field of ins...and adjusters that are either independent or company adjusters...claims and ins in general...'public' adjusters are not well thought of at all and many companys are well scummy would be a nice way of putting it...I'm concerned that with that (public adjuster) the only thing on your resume (claims wise) you'll be lucky to ever be hired by a 'real' company (ie ins. carrier or independent company)...do you have ANY prior adjusting or claims experience? Did you get the feeling that this company hires most of the applicants?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:11 pm   Post subject: thanks  

Thanks for the info! The training doesn't take a few days..not so sure where that came from..it's a pretty long process..but look forward to the challenge..I'll let you all know how it goes~!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:12 pm   Post subject: forgot  

Lori..I forgot to let you know that I'm in NJ..not Florida..I guess Florida gets a bad rap in this industry?



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:09 am   Post subject:   

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The training doesn't take a few days..not so sure where that came from..
well silly, this is where it came from, when YOU said, Wink
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I guess Florida gets a bad rap in this industry?


well, no not really, but they do seem to be the 'home' of the public adjuster...(tons of 'em) Wink



Let us know how it goes...and good luck.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:55 pm   Post subject: Background Checks  

How important is your credit rating when applying for an adjuster license?


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