Certified EV Technician Program

Course information
Price

$5000*

Duration

1 Week

To register for the class please send an email to valeregistrations@sedgwick.com

Phoenix, AZ classes:
April 15 – 19, 2024
May 20 – 24, 2024

Vale is pleased to offer Legacy EV Fundamentals Certification – an unique program designed for technicians, shops, companies and fleet managers learning to implement high voltage and EV safety in their workplace and ICE to EV conversions.

Learn the ins and outs of a gas-to-electric car conversions at the Legacy EV Fundamentals Certification Bootcamp. Learners will mount, wire, program, commission, tune, and practice fault finding in various EV systems using fully functional EV training benches.  High Voltage Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is demonstrated and used in this class during hands-on exercises.

Included in the Boot Camp is access to Legacy EV’s virtual Certified Technician Program to become certified by Legacy EV in performing gas-to-electric vehicle conversions.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the 1 week in-person training, learners will:

• Demonstrate an understanding of safety procedures for working with high voltage systems.

• Understand the basic electrical circuitry involved in installing a high voltage system into an electric vehicle.

• Understand how a wiring diagram represents the electrical mapping of how an EV kit will be installed into a vehicle.

• Understand the roles of major EV systems and the difference between high voltage and low voltage systems.

• Use all tools and equipment that are typically used in the process of vehicle electrification.

• Demonstrate understanding of EV kit installation process by completing a full installation of a Legacy EV kit into a test bench.

• Demonstrate an understanding of how to properly mount, wire, program, commission, test, and tune an EV system.

• Demonstrate all safety procedures involved in estimating, repair, and maintenance of an electric vehicle.

 

While at the Vale facility students will receive a brief training in Electric Vehicle Estimatics presented by one of our instructors.

For more information on the class: EV Fundamentals Certification

 *To register for the class and receive a special scholarship, please send an email to valeregistrations@sedgwick.com and include your name, phone number and email address so we can confirm your scholarship , provide a special code, and register you for the program. 

Auto Video Library – Course Supplement

 


Course information
Price

$295.00

Duration

90 Days

To purchase

Click here

As a supplement to our Auto Estimatics program, we are pleased to offer a library of video resources for a 90-day subscription.  The library is intended for students to access as self-paced learning prior to attending the classroom program and remains available as a resource approximately sixty days following completion of their program.  It is intended as both a pre-study and initial support resource after the class as students begin to apply their classroom learning in their role as adjuster or estimator.  The 90 total days of access to the videos should give sufficient time and information to help you adapt to your new position. Should you want to extend the subscription, please contact us to discuss costs and duration.

The library consists of over 50 videos (6 hours) that encompass topics ranging from soft skills, vehicle operation to repair considerations at a foundational level. Should the learner be seeking CE, they can elect the CE path.  Note the CE path has additional testing and provides CE for OK, FL, TX and NC.  Additionally, the learner will be assigned Vale’s Intro to Auto Estimatics, a 1.5 hour online course.  

 

Topics Include (but not limited to)

1. Customer Service

a. Repair Conversation

b. Customer Responsibilities

c. Negotiating

2. Estimating

a. Blueprinting

b. Optioning

c. Conditioning

d. Unrelated Damage

3. Body Repairs

a. Dent Repair Basics

b. Plastic Repair

4. Refinishing

a. Refinishing Process

b. Identifying Paint Codes and Finishes

c. Automotive Glass

5. Mechanical

a. Wheel Alignments

b. Heating and Cooling systems

c. Tires

6. Equipment used for Body Repair and Refinishing

7. Terminology

a. Nomenclature

b. Suspension Parts

8. CCC One

a. Overview of CCC

b. Reading an Estimate

9. Materials

a. Adhesives

b. Foams

10. Vehicle Structure

a. Set Up and Measure

b. Pulling Structure

 

Property Video Library – Course Supplement


Course information
Price

$295.00

Duration

90 Days

To purchase

Click here

As a supplement to our Residential Property program, we are pleased to offer a library of video resources for a 90-day subscription.  The library is intended for students to access as self-paced learning prior to attending the classroom program and remains available as a resource approximately sixty days following completion of their program.  It is intended as both a pre-study and initial support resource after the class as students begin to apply their classroom learning in their role as adjuster or estimator.  The 90 total days of access to the videos should give sufficient time and information to help you adapt to your new position. Should you want to extend the subscription, please contact us to discuss costs and duration.

The library totals over 150 videos with approximately 20 hours of material covering construction, estimating and customer service plus a workbook.  Should the learner be seeking CE, they can elect the CE path.  Note the CE path has additional testing and provides CE for OK, FL, TX and NC.  

Topics Include

1. Construction:

a. Wood Framing

b. Roofing Types

c. Drywall

d. Flooring Types

e. Window and Doors

f. Paint and other finishes

g. Insulation

h. HVAC

i. Electrical

j. Plumbing

k. Foundations

l. Cabinetry and Countertops

2. Estimating:

a. How to do sketches

b. How to add line items

3. Mitigation:

a. Water Mitigation

b. Mold

c. Smoke

d. Hazardous 

e. Pack Outs

 

Business Income

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Course information
Price

$1,295.00

Duration

2 days

Click on a date below to register:

June 5 – 6, 2024
September 18 – 19, 2024

The course analyzes the Business Income coverage forms and teaches basic concepts of determining the Business Income loss. In addition to policy review, topics include basic accounting terms and principles and a review of a profit and loss statement and other related documents.

Students will receive an introduction to calculating small business income and extra expense losses.

Workshops and coverage scenarios are used to illustrate key points and provide an opportunity for practical application of the concepts learned in class. Real-life claims give the coverage assignments a hands-on experience that benefits the confidence of the student to handle Business Income losses.

At the conclusion of the course, students will be able to read and apply ISO™ Business Income coverage forms and endorsements. They will be able to understand a profit and loss statement, determine the necessary documents needed to support a Business Income loss, and calculate the payment for limited Business Income losses.

Strategic Negotiations


Course information
Price

$1,295.00

Duration

2 days

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

August 29 – 30, 2024

Negotiation is an important tool in the handling of claims. You will be taught the skills necessary to negotiate with confidence.

Level: Beginner to intermediate. For those who want to learn and improve their evaluating and negotiating skills to achieve successful claim conclusions.

Designed for:

  • Insurance Professionals in claims, underwriting, production, etc.
  • Adjusters and claims handlers for insurance carriers and independent companies.
  • Third party administrators
  • Self-insured companies
  • Others who are responsible for negotiating claims for settlement

Upon successful completion of this course, the student should have the skills necessary to evaluate a file for negotiating, determine the range, evaluate circumstances and other important factors that affect the range, and demonstrate the ability to properly negotiate a claim to conclusion

Clerk of the Works® certification

Course information
Price

$3,495

Duration

self-paced instruction

This program is eligible for IICRC continuing education credits; the T&M Pro software training and testing equates to 7 credits and the Clerk of the Works training and testing portion offers an additional 7 IICRC credits.

How to register:

Visit T&M to register - click here

Clerking has been a function on large commercial jobs for many years in our industry. The challenge is that there have been no standards or consistent processes to provide these services, resulting in a wide range of approaches and outcomes. Through the combined efforts of Sedgwick partner companies, Vale Training and the T&M Pro Suite, the certification program will produce clerking services that are consistent, repeatable, and transparent to better serve clients. A client can expect that engaging a Certified Clerk of the Works® will deliver unparalleled service and technical expertise.

The program

The Clerk of the Works® certification program includes two skills modules: Clerk of the Works® and the T&M Pro Suite products: T&M Pro and T&M Go. All three components will be presented in self-paced instruction. A Certified Clerk of the Works® will possess skills and proficiency in both clerking activities and the use of the T&M Pro products as the means to perform their clerking duties.

Gain more insight about the program from Doug Dell and George Jones in our series of four podcasts.

  • Episode 1
    One of the most challenging tasks for a contractor iskeep up with daily documentation on the job. Listen to this to learn how you can gain the skills you need in just one week.
  • Episode 2
    What is T&M Pro and what role does it serve clerks on commercial projects? Find out more in this podcast.
  • Episode 3
    Ready to kickstart your career in an emerging role? The Clerk of the Works program may be just what you’re looking for. Listen to this podcast for more information.
  • Episode 4
    Using a clerk will bring a proactive focus to the claim handling process – ensuring that what is being billed on the project is an accurate reflection of what is being performed daily. Gain more insight in this podcast.

Program cost

The overall program cost is $3,495. This includes:

  • T&M Pro Prevailing Wage Admin software, the most feature rich of the T&M Pro products
  • T&M Go, the digital field data capture component of the T&M Pro Suite
  • T&M Pro online training, tailored to the Clerk of the Works® program
  • 2 hours of T&M Pro expert consulting
  • Vale Training Clerk of the Works® training
  • Access to the Vale Training Clerk of the Works® Amazon store
  • Upon completion of the training & exams, certification as a Certified Clerk of the Works®
  • Promotion of your profile as a Certified Clerk of the Works® on the Vale Training and T&M Pro Suite websites and through their social media channels

IICRC continuing education credits

This program is eligible for IICRC continuing education credits; the T&M Pro software training and testing equates to 7 credits and the Clerk of the Works training and testing portion offers an additional 7 IICRC credits.

Register and purchase the Certified Clerk of the Works® course by clicking here.

 

 

Marine watercraft estimatics


Course information
Price

$1195

Duration

Call for dates and details

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The Marine Watercraft Estimatics course is designed to highlight the main topics required for an adjuster to be familiar with when handling marine claims of the specified designation. The entire course is recommended to be taken by all students. This course is geared towards vessels less than 45’ in length, with the emphasis on motor vessels.

Students will learn how to understand policy language from standard Hull & Machinery policies as they relate to investigating and handling marine yacht and watercraft claims. They will also learn how to identify the different types of vessels that may be subject to their handling, as well as different types of circumstances of loss and how to approach each one respective to what may be required. Background will be provided on how repair vendors approach estimating damages, managing expectations of overall repair costs, and how to identify fair and reasonable costs.

COURSE DESIGNED FOR:

  • Desk adjusters who are familiar with the marine field

OUTLINE OF TOPICS:

Day One:

1. Introduction and Overview of Course

2. Motor Vessel Identification:
a. Motor Yachts
b. Cabin Cruisers
c. Center Consoles
d. High Performance
e. Pontoon Vessels
f. Fishing & Dive Vessels
g. Common Construction Types
h. Hull Identification Number (HIN)
(Discussion should include equipment on board, what to look for in claims, water intrusion)

3. Common Motor Vessel Propulsion:
a. Inboard Diesel Engines
b. Inboard Gasoline Engines
c. Outboard Gasoline Engines
d. Transmissions
e. Traditional Shaft & Fixed Blade Propellers
f. Outdrives & Sterndrives
g. Pods

4. Sailing Vessel Identification:
a. Monohulls
b. Catamarans
c. Common Construction

5. Common Sailing Vessel Propulsion:
a. Sails and Rigging
b. Inboard Engines
c. Sail Drives

6. Common Vocabulary & Terms
a. Motor Vessels
b. Sailing Vessels
c. Machinery & Components
d. Mast and Rigging

7. Day One Closing Comments

Day Two:

1. Electrical Systems
a. 12/24VDC Systems
  1) Batteries
  2) Navigation Equipment
  3) Common System Components & Configuration
b. 120/240VAC Systems
  1) Shore Power
  2) Generators
  3) Common System Components & Configuration
  4) Electrolysis

2. Causes of Loss & Investigation
a. Different Types of Loss
1) Fire
2) Sinking
3) Electrical Events
4) Groundings
5) Collisions and Allisions
6) Machinery Failure
7) Third Party

b. Fortuitous vs Non-Fortuitous
c. Theft/Fraud Indicators/Indirect losses
d. Sue and labor vs. Wreck Removal

3. Understanding Estimates and Invoicing
a. Reviewing and Understanding Repair Estimates
b. Understanding denials based on surveyor’s report
c. Understanding labor vs. removal of personal property
d. Supplementals
e. Final Invoicing

4. Average Depreciation Schedule
a. Calculating Depreciation
b. Common Depreciation Percentages to Apply per Annum

5. Closing Course Comments and Open Q&A

 

 

T&M Pro certification

T&M Pro logo


Course information
Price

$649.00

Duration

2 day virtual course

Click on a date to register:

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 to register.



Upcoming course 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 $80 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:

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

July 16 – 18, 2024 (Live at our facility)


To register for a course call 678-856-7143 or email danielle@trainemta.com

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 $80 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

Register for the course:

Call 678-856-7143 or email danielle@trainemta.com for details.  Make sure to mention Vale to receive the special offers.