CE-Mold assessment

Course information
Price

$49.95

Duration

1:00–2:30 PM (ET)

Click on a date below to register:

December 8, 2020
December 10, 2020

Virtual events: December 8 and 10, 2020

All insurance industry professionals including claims managers and adjusters…

Gain the knowledge you need to make informed and economically sound decisions when processing claims.

Presented by EFI Global

Instructor: Dr. Leon J. Levine, Ph.D., MS, CIH, LEED AP
1:00 – 2:30 PM (Eastern Time Zone)
1 hour general credit (FL, GA, TX)

Course Objective: Upon completion of this course, the participant/ adjuster will understand how mold is identified in buildings, where the problems are, what the solutions are and what is done during a mold assessment. Case studies will also be reviewed and discussed.

Questions? please contact Malinda LaBar
E . malinda.labar@efiglobal.com

CE-Commercial kitchen fires

Course information
Price

$39.95

Duration

1:00–2:00 PM (ET)

Click on a date below to register:

November 16, 2020
November 20, 2020

Virtual events: November 16 and 20, 2020

All insurance industry professionals including claims managers and adjusters…

Gain the knowledge you need to make informed and economically sound decisions when processing claims.

Presented by EFI Global

Instructor: Jay Kramarczyk, MS, PE
1:00 – 2:00 PM (Eastern Time Zone)
1 hour general credit (FL, GA, TX)

This course is designed for insurance adjusters, case managers, experts, fraud/subrogation/liability investigators, and claims professionals whose duties require them to handle commercial kitchen fire claims. This class will assist claims handlers with handling the claim, interview questions, how to decide what type of expert to hire, and an idea of what that expert should be providing to assist the claim.

Questions: please contact Malinda LaBar
E . malinda.labar@efiglobal.com

T&M Pro certification

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Course information
Price

$649.00

Duration

2 day virtual course

Click on a date to register:

January 11 & 12
January 25 & 26
February 8 & 9
February 22 & 23
March 8 & 9

PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS:

T&M Pro is a premier billing and data management system developed and approved for the property loss industry. Designed to bill Time and Material, Rate and Material, Cost Plus and/or a combination of these methods to complete complex projects with ease! Keep your bills Accurate, Consistent, and 100% Transparent.

T&M Estimator is an innovative program that allows you to create an estimation or projection by employing the functions and features of the industry leading Time and Material software: T&M Pro.

T&M Go is a Time and Material field application that allows you to digitally capture billable data while on the job. It bridges the gap between field documentation and data input by creating daily reports that upload directly into T&M Pro.

TRAINING OPTIONS:

Live Virtual Classroom Training (T&M Pro)

We strive to provide a curriculum that will leave you confident in your abilities to execute even the most complex of Time and Material bills. Our curriculum provides an in-depth approach to the entire Time and Material billing process.

In the virtual class, an instructor will take you through every aspect of T&M Pro while answering any questions that may arise. The instructor will share their screen, allowing anyone attending the class to see an interactive walk-through of each section of the training.

All attendees will receive a free PDF copy of our in-depth Training Manual which covers all features and functions in T&M Pro. Attendees will also practice using the program by completing different input exercises in T&M Pro.

The virtual class will be a two-day training that is broken up into two, three-hour blocks each day. Our in-class/virtual training is IICRC Approved for 14 CE Credit Hours!

Click on a date in the course information box to register for a virtual training session.

On Demand Online Certification Courses (T&M Pro and T&M Estimator)

The T&M Pro & Estimator User Certification Courses are self-paced online training classes that will take you through all of the features and functions of the T&M Pro or T&M Estimator program from start to end. The classes include an extensive training manual and workbook that you can read and work through at your own pace. The training workbook includes step-by-step examples and scenarios that you will practice inputting into your program.

The online courses also include online review sections followed by quizzes to test your knowledge. After all the sections have been completed and passed, you will become either a T&M Pro or T&M Estimator certified user! We are also proud to announce that the T&M Pro User Certification Course is now IICRC Approved for CE Credits of 7 Hours!

Trauma and Crime Scene Technician: TCST

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Course information
Price

$595.00

Duration

Call 678-856-7143 for dates.


Call 678-856-7143 for dates.


The Trauma and Crime Scene Technician provides specific information for the proper maintenance and cleaning of trauma and crime scenes. Emphasis is placed on health and safety requirements (including the hands on donning and doffing of PPE and creating a hazard assessment of the area), structural remediation (cleaning and demo), contents remediation (cleaning and disposal) and the cleaning and disposal of vehicles and industrial machinery (including lockout/tagout and working with industrial site officers). Cleaning and demo equipment will be discussed along with the laws regarding hazardous waste, transport, storage and disposal.  The curriculum is based on the ANSI/IICRC S540 Standard for Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup.

Course duration: 2-day course: 14 hours, not including lunch and breaks. IICRC test fee is $65 and not included in course cost.

Course Topics:

  • Principles of Trauma and Crime Scene Remediation
  • Administrative Procedures, Documentation, and Risk Management
  • Safety and Health Procedures and equipment
  • Inspection and Preliminary Determination
  • Equipment, Tools, Antimicrobials and Biocides
  • Structural Remediation
  • Vehicle and Machinery Construction
  • Contents Remediation
  • Containment and Disposal of Waste or Sharps
  • Confirmation of Cleanliness

Audience:  Adjusting, home inspection, investigators, restoration and remediation professionals seeking to establish credentials as experts in trauma scene remediation.

Added Benefits of taking an IIRC program with Vale Training

  • Registration in Sedgwick on-demand network as IICRC certified technician
  • Receive special discounts on insurance pre-licensing, OSHA and continuing education courses
  • Qualify for a scholarship to be applied to future Vale Training property program

Register for the course:

The next virtual course is July 6-7. 2020.

Call 678-856-7143 to register.  Make sure to mention Vale to receive the special offers.

 

Water Damage Restoration Technician: WRT

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Course information
Price

$595.00

Duration

3 days, 9-6 EST

To register for a course call 678-856-7143

January 19-21
February 9-11
March 9-11
April 6-8
May 11-13
June 8-10
July 6-8
August 10-12
September 7-9
October 12-14
November 9-11
December 14-16

The Water Damage Restoration Technician course is designed to teach restoration personnel that perform remediation work to give them a better perspective of water damage, its effects and techniques for drying of structures. This course will give residential and commercial maintenance personnel the background to understand the procedures necessary to deal with water losses, sewer backflows, and contamination such as mold. Note:  WRT is a pre-requisite for the advanced IICRC certifications; ASD – Applied Structural Drying and AMRT – Applied Microbial Remediation Technician.

Course duration: 3-day course; 19 hours, not including lunch and breaks.  IICRC test fee is $65 and not included in course cost.

Course Topics:

  • Overview of Drying principles, Water Categories and Classes of loss
  • Drying Science
  • Equipment, Supplies, Chemicals
  • Microorganisms
  • Health and Safety

Audience:  Adjusting, home inspection, restoration and remediation professionals seeking to establish credentials as experts in water damage restoration.

Added Benefits of taking an IICRC program with Vale Training

  • Registration in Sedgwick on-demand network as IICRC certified technician
  • Receive special discounts on insurance pre-licensing, OSHA and continuing education courses
  • Qualify for a scholarship to be applied to future Vale Training property program
  • 2020 Graduates of Vale Property programs can receive IICRC continuing education credits

Register for the course:

Call 678-856-7143 for details.  Make sure to mention Vale to receive the special offers. 

Upcoming courses:
January 19-21, 2021 
February 9-11, 2021
March 9-11, 2021
April 6-8, 2021
May 11-13, 2021
June 8-10, 2021
July 6-8, 2021
August 10-12, 2021
September 7-9, 2021
October 12-14, 2021
November 9-11, 2021
December 14-16, 2021

Vale Certified Building Consultant

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Course information
Price

$695.00

Duration

1 day

Recognizing a need to formalize the role, experience, and technical capabilities of a Building Consultant, Vale Training and Sedgwick Building Consultants have partnered to develop this program.

After completing this course, you will know:

  • The role and functions of a building consultant
  • How to differentiate adjuster functions from engineers and mitigation teams.
  • The concept of the managing adjuster and when to hire consultants and oversee a team of service professionals.
  • The basic concepts of water mitigation including drying equipment and check formulas.
  • How to identify common building materials.
  • How to analyze property claims to resolve measurement, estimating and scoping issues.

Prior to being eligible for the course all candidates must complete an application form and submit a professional recommendation.

Successful completion of this course and final exam will earn the candidate the designation of Vale Certified Building Consultant (VCBC).

Client-designed Reviewer Course

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Course information
Price

$1,995.00 per student

Duration

1 week

Additional information:

8 student minimum registration plus trainer costs
Scheduling is by appointment
Call 817-633-4800 for details

Background

Recognizing that clients have large office-based staffs of desk adjusters and estimate reviewers, Vale designed a training methodology to eliminate travel and minimize lost production time.  Using the standard examiner programs (Auto Examiner and Property Examiner) Vale can design a modified program to optimize the classroom experience to be delivered at the client location.  The results – training normally delivered at Vale in one week can be customized to client needs and delivered without travel in fewer days, even scheduled as daily half day sessions to guarantee continued production – training in groups: Group 1 (morning) and Group 2 (afternoon).  Below is a summary of the instructional design approach.

Key Learning Objectives: 

  • Identify common materials and components and recognize routine scoping issues while analyzing claim estimates.
  • Recognize typical errors made by field adjusters and contractors relating to misidentifying materials, mistakes in measuring, misapplication of estimating software, and other scoping errors.
  • Reinforce client specific nomenclature, processes and systems.

Instructional Design Elements

  • Client Consultation: Consult with client to identify staff challenges and assess whether staff should be grouped uniquely for training based on roles, skills, seniority, clients, specialization, etc.
  • Estimate Analysis: Using a proven methodology employed by Vale Consulting Services, a Vale trainer will review open or closed files to identify weaknesses in files and define root causes with a recommendation to the client for where the curriculum must focus to improve skills.
  • Student Assessment: Assessment delivered as an online pre-course test to assess current knowledge of students and used to design a curriculum for the student to reach the knowledge goals of the program.
  • Delivery Plan: Based on the information learned, a delivery model based on individual reviewer skills, work volume and production hours will be designed to minimize impact on office production. The plan will recommend online pre-work as well as classroom based training delivered on site with the goal to upskill the team in the most efficient manner.

Heavy Equipment Estimating

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Course information
Price

$1695.00

Duration

5 days: 8:30-4:30

Click on a date below to register for an upcoming virtual course:

January 25-29, 2021
February 22-26, 2021

Future virtual course dates (check back for open registration):

This intermediate level 5 day course will provide the foundation for preparing quality estimates on damaged Heavy Equipment including bulldozers, backhoes, cranes, dump trucks, forklifts and graders.

Students should be well versed in auto estimate writing skills or have taken Vale’s Auto Estimatics Course.

Note: For site visits, students will be provided hardhats, safety vests and glasses. Students should bring and will be required to wear steel toed shoes/boots.

Designed for:

  • Experienced Adjusters
  • Experienced Examiners /Appraisers
  • Mechanics / Technicians
  • Site Managers

Course Overview:

DAY ONE: Heavy Equipment Types, Nomenclature, Damage Analysis, Vehicle construction and Repair processes, Flat Rate Manuals, Estimating Systems. Vehicle Inspection/Identification. Damage Analysis, Scoping Sequence, Refinish Procedures. Practice Estimate.

DAY TWO: Quiz #1 Repair vs Replace Panels/Hoods /Grilles /Cabs/Glass/Buckets. Frames and Inner Structure. Types of Buckets. Interior Components. OEM and LKQ Assemblies. HE Dealership shop visit. Write damaged Panel and Cab estimates.

DAY THREE: Quiz #2 Wheels/Tires/Tracks, Front and Rear Axles, Suspension, Steering, Alignment, Air Systems, Brakes, Cooling Systems, Mechanical Systems, Engine parts and accessories. Transmissions, Drive Line, Components, Fuel Systems. 

DAY FOUR: Quiz #3 Heavy Equipment Identification/Construction. Bulldozer- Identifying types and parts. Backhoe-Identifying types. 360 degree Cabs/Components/Types and Construction. Hydraulics and Pneumatics. Contamination issues. Earth Movers-Cranes and Graders identification, Interior/Parts/Life-Cycle cost Analysis repair vs replace. Visit Heavy Equipment Shop.

DAY FIVE: Review/Grade 4 estimates: Cab, Mechanicals, Tracks, Buckets. Written Final Examination. Total Losses/Resources, Evaluation guides, Heavy Equipment locators. Salvage Pools, Bids/Auctions. Selling Salvage: Owner retention, Exchanges. Preview of Future Heavy Equipment Evolution. Final Exam.

Questions?
For more information, contact Vale Training at 817-633-4800.

Residential Roof Contractor Certification

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Course information
Price

$1,195.00

Duration

3 days

Call 817-633-4800 for details


COURSE DESIGNED FOR:

  • Roofing Contractors
  • General Contractors
  • Project Managers
  • Project Supervisors
  • Roof Insurance Adjusters

Level: Beginner to intermediate, some contractor experience needed for successful completion of course.

COURSE DETAILS:
Residential Roof Contractor Certification is a 3-day course designed for roofing professionals, taught by Vale Training with GAF CARE.
In this course you can expect:

  • Hands-on training using the same applications used by insurance companies. This is accomplished with our “Vale House”, a full-size mock-up which demonstrates actual damage – both interior and exterior.
  • Additional mock-ups and visual aids may be used for demonstration of construction techniques, materials and repairs.
  • Learn to interpret and apply homeowners policy and coverage.
  • Learn to scope a project.
  • Learn to create an accurate Xactimate estimate utilizing building codes and manufacturer specifications. Each student will be provided a laptop with Xactimate for in class use.

Residential Policy

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Course information
Price

$1695.00

Duration

1 week

Upcoming virtual course to register:

March 1-5, 2021

Future virtual course dates (check back for open registration):


This 1 week course is part 1 of  the 3 week Property Adjusting course. The best value is to enroll in the full 3 week course.

Designed for:

This course is designed for entry-level and experienced students who must be able to understand and apply policy language from standard Homeowners and Dwelling policies as they relate to investigating and handling property claims.

Key Learning Objective:

The emphasis is on learning how to read and apply the language in the ISO Homeowners (HO3) policy. Throughout the course, coverage application and structural estimating are integrated using workshops and claim scenarios to challenge the students to apply what they learn. Upon successful completion the student will have the skills to analyze and apply property coverages and be able to investigate the cause of loss.

Syllabus:
Insurance Basics
Insurance Principles
Policy Structure
Provisions Common to Property Policies

Contracts
Elements of a Legal Contract
Distinct Characteristics of an Insurance Agreement
Rules for Interpreting policies

Property Coverages
Dwelling and Other Structures
Personal Property
Loss of Use
Additional Coverages
Selected Endorsements

Causes of Loss
Open Peril vs.. Named Perils
Analysis of Specific Perils
Court Cases

Adjusting Losses
Duties After a Loss
Determining Value and Loss
Apportionment of Losses
Resolving Coverage Issues
Negotiation and Settlement
Subrogation/Dispute Resolution

Investigation
Theft/Fraud Indicators
Photos & Diagrams

Projects
Workshops on Coverage
Loss Scenarios
Testing and Evaluation

Reporting
Documentation of Events
Captioned Reports
Statement of Loss Format

Good Faith Claims Handling
Avoiding Bad Faith