This is a 1-day course taught by both certified engineers and policy instructors. Half day is taught by engineers describing infrastructures as well as building design codes. The engineers will also discuss how they may be used to assist in evaluating pre-existing damages versus earthquake damages. Policy instruction will be taught for the remaining lecture time.
This course is designed with “real world” issues such as contributing, overlapping coverages and the differences between earthquake inspections and other catastrophes. In addition, the course covers estimating, personal property, ALE, proper file documentation, mediation and fair claims practices.
Our course differs from others in that our company owners ran storm offices for earthquakes in California in 1994. This allows us to reflect on their experiences during the “what to expect” training block.
Familiar with estimating software (Xactimate is preferred)
Understanding residential coverages
Assessment of damages
Proper inspection techniques
Construction techniques & building materials
Use of Engineers & Experts
Preparation of electronic estimates
Electronic transmission of files
Required Class Materials
Laptop computer with Windows XP or Windows 7 Operating System.
(Windows 8 is not recommended at this time)
Class begins at 8AM. End time is based on the student's ability to finish class assignments and exercises.
Amcat Education Center 4843 West Royal Lane
Irving, Texas 75063
Park in the parking lot designated below. You will have to walk to the Amcat Education Center from the parking lot. Do not park behind the Education Center or in front of it. You can enter the parking lot by going north on Sterling from Royal and taking your first left to the parking lot area.
The Amcat rate is $48.00. You MUST call in advance and ask for the Amcat rate. Call the hotel directly at 972-929-5757, tell the Guest Services Agent that you are with AMCAT to receive the special rate. This hotel offers shuttle service to DFW Airport, area businesses and to Amcat's Education Center.
If you plan to come in an RV we suggest The Vineyards Campground in Grapevine, TX. Grapevine is about 15 minutes from our location.
Upon successful completion of this course, an AMCAT contract may be offered.
The catastrophe adjusting industry is dependent upon weather events that damage resident and commercial properties. This translates to seasonal, inconsistent work and a potential for abnormal work hours as necessary to produce a finished claim report. Our goal, at the Amcat Education Center, is to deliver honest and accurate training for the “real world” adjuster. We are committed to the success of the Independent Adjuster and Amcat’s Operations.
We will conduct classes in a professional manner. Please help us provide an environment that is conducive to learning and concentration.
Students who successfully complete an Amcat Training class will receive a Certificate of Completion and score that are highly regarded in the industry as demonstration of their competency and proficiency relating to the course curriculum.
The successful completion of an Amcat Training class in no way implies or guarantees that the graduate will automatically receive an Amcat Independent Contractor Agreement (IA Contract) and a position on the Amcat Adjuster Roster. Selected individuals MAY receive an invitation to join Amcat based upon their cumulative evaluation.
Amcat holds the right to objectively and subjectively evaluate a student. Evaluation parameters include but are not limited to: Software knowledge, character and professionalism, and coursework averages.
Largely mandated by our clients, Amcat has strict requirements relating to criminal background checks. This criterion does not prohibit participation in classes or receipt of the Amcat Certificate of Completion. While opportunity with Amcat may be limited by this principle, the same contracting values for background checks will vary from firm to firm and may afford the student opportunities with other Adjusting companies.
Tuition may be refunded up to 7 days before the beginning of a class and upon return of all class material. If an adjuster is unable to attend a selected AMCAT course, they may within one year, reschedule the course or select a different course with the same tuition. Amcat may cancel any training at any time; reasons for canceling training would include: lack of attendees, weather and instructor availability or any other circumstance beyond our control. As best practices, Amcat will try to communicate a cancelled course on our website, by e-mailing the student or by phone prior to the course beginning.