Residential Estimating

Designed for the field adjuster, desk examiner and restoration contractor handling all levels of dwelling damage estimating.

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Course information



2 weeks

Upcoming dates to register:

July 19-30, 2021
August 16-27, 2021
Sept 20- Oct 1, 2021
October 11-22, 2021
November 8-19, 2021
December 6-17, 2021

Please check back if your course is not yet open for registration

This two week course is part 2 of the 3 week Property Adjusting course. The best value is to enroll in the full 3 week course.

Designed for: Designed for the field adjuster, desk examiner, public adjuster and restoration contractor handling all levels of dwelling damage estimating.

New: Hybrid program – A live session offering the option of an in-class experience or a live stream video to your desktop!

We have heard from some clients that they want the in-classroom experience while many others are enjoying our current virtual delivery.  To address the needs of both we are piloting this hybrid program.

The session will be held live, in Memphis TN and streamed to all students electing the virtual delivery option.  The students attending the in-classroom session will have the benefit of putting their hands onto building materials and dedicated time with the instructor one-hour before and after class for Q&A and assistance with software.

Pricing:  $2695 Virtual, $2995 Live session.

Key Learning Objective: This two-week class teaches students how to scope and prepare thorough and accurate estimates on residential dwelling damage using their choice of leading automated estimating systems. All phases of residential construction are introduced including framing, windows and doors, interior and exterior finishes, roofing and mechanical systems. Class discussion includes material identification, nomenclature, measurement, damages, repair versus replacement, and unit cost analyses. Hands-on scoping and estimating exercises are incorporated into the instruction.

The emphasis is on learning to prepare complete, detailed and accurate estimates on damaged dwellings. After successfully completing this course, the student will have the skills and knowledge to prepare a complete and accurate electronic estimate for minor to moderate interior and exterior residential dwelling damage.

Continuing Education Units:

This course may be available for Continuing Education credits, please contact Vale for details.


Attendees must be capable of operating Windows-based programs. Sponsors will need to indicate estimating program selection at the time of Registration.


Definitions, Estimating, Scoping 
Diagramming, Trades, Tools 

Rough Carpentry
Floors, Walls, Roofs 

Plaster, Drywall, Ceilings, Paneling 

Trim, Cabinets, Countertops, Stairs

Doors, Windows, Glass
Types and Materials 

Wood, Tile, Vinyl, Carpet 

Paint, Wallpaper 
Restoration, Deodorizing 

Siding, Trim, Soffits 
Gutters, Fences 

Roof Styles, Materials 

Concrete, Block, Brick 
Chimneys, Stucco 

Types, Insulation, Ductwork 

Rough and Finish 
Water Heaters 
Supply, Containment, Drain 

Service, Fixtures 

Estimating exercises that cover damages resulting from fire, water, wind, hail, hurricanes, collision and ensuing losses. 

This course uses the latest versions of:


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