Mariposa Claims announces their 2012 Meet and Greet Independent Adjuster Sessions along with Xactimate training sessions- CA, FL, LA, and TX

October 26, 2011

Mariposa is teaming up with Xactware Level III Certified Barry Smith for an 8 hour XM8 training. Xactimate 27.3: “Preparation is the Key to Success” Acquire the knowledge and skills to quickly create accurate estimates using a variety of Xactimate tools including advanced sketch features. Learn the most efficient ways to set up, dimension, scope, and deliver professional estimates through valuable hands-on training. Class is limited and includes 8 hours of Texas CE credits “Pending registration by the Texas Department of Insurance.” Your paid reservation also includes a full Mariposa Meet and Greet cocktail event from 5-7pm where you will have a chance to meet with Mariposa senior management and executives.


February 22, 2012 Palm Springs, CA Renaissance Palm Springs ($100)


March 2, 2012 Orlando, FL Courtyard by Marriott Orlando Downtown ($100)


March 12, 2012 Houston, TX Spring Hill Suites by Marriott Houston Intercontinental Airport ($100)


April 12, 2012 New Orleans, LA  Boomtown Casino ($150)


April 26, 2012 Denver, CO Residence Inn Denver International Airport ($100)


For online reservations please click on this link


Note if your adjusting firm is interested in posting your announcement on our ClaimSmentor adjuster information blog please email for more information along with your press announcement on adjuster seminars, adjuster classes, roster needs, vendor services and products, and other news to share with the Property and Casualty claims industry.


Rimkus Consulting Group hosting 4th Annual Claims CE seminar in NC October 13, 2011 in Charlotte, NC

September 22, 2011

Thanks to ClaimSmentor Property and Casualty Linkedin Group member, Krista Weaver, AIC, AIS, Marketing Manager for Rimkus Consulting Group in Charlotte, NC for sharing with our ClaimSmentor group members information on their upcoming adjuster CE seminar to be held October 13, 2011 in Charlotte, NC.

For complete details for registration for this 4th annual claims ce seminar, click here.

2011 Independent Adjusting Firm Claim Conferences for Independent Property and Casualty Claim Adjusters

January 3, 2011

Opportunities abound for independent adjusters to attend Property and Casualty independent adjusting firm seminars.

Adjusting firms normally schedule their annual claim conferences between January and May each  year prior to the start of hurricane season June 1st.

Below is a list of conferences we have found posted on adjusting firm websites. If we have missed yours and you would like it included in this list, please email to have yours included in this list. We share this list online on ClaimSmentor with our 1600 members as well as here on the blog which will surpass 200,000 viewers shortly, and on twitter with 947 followers and our 2 linkedin sites with 1,000 members.

Listed by claim conference date, here is what we know about thus far:

January 2011

NACA- National Association of Catastrophe Adjusters claims conference is the first of the year to be held in Daytona Beach, FL this year from January 10-13 , 2011:

Worley Catastrophe claim conference will be held January 26-28, 2011 in Memphis, TN:

February 2011

ATEC conferenceJacksonville, FL February 2-5, 2011


Evans  Claims Conference will be held 2/4-2/5, 2011 in Huntsville, TX:

Mariposa Claims Meet and Greet- February 10, 2011- Orlando/Lake Mary, FL

CNC Resource– Catastrophe and Flood Annual Conference- February 14-18, 2011 in Mobile, AL:—National-Claims-Flood-Conference.html?soid=1104087626396&aid=PTD14hPrLzo

Mason Claims  to be held 2/16-2/18, 2011 in Texas:

Mariposa Claims Meet and Greet- San Diego, CA 2/17/2011

RJMW claim conference to be held February 21-23, 2011 in Charlotte, NC:

Eberls claims conference to be held February 21-24, 2011 in Nashville, TN:

NCA Group Catastrophe Adjuster Camp- February 22-25, 2011 in Nashville, TN

Walker Group  claim conference to be held February 24-26, 2011 in Orlando, FL

March 2011

Mariposa Claims  Meet and Greet meeting in Minneapolis, MN March 23, 2011:


Mariposa Claims  Meet and Greet meeting in Minneapolis, MN March 24, 2011:


April 2011

Mariposa Claims meet and greet meeting in New Orleans, LA April 8, 2011:


Crawford and Company annual catastrophe claims conference to be held in Atlanta, GA April 11-15, 2011 :


May 2011

Crawford and Company west coast claims conference to be held in Dallas, TX May 1-6, 2011:

National Association of Independent Adjusters will be held May 9-12, 2011 in Point Clear Alabama (near Mobile):

USAA and Nationwide Catastrophe Certification Classes 3/11/2010 in Dallas, TX

February 12, 2010

Special thanks to Carey O’Connor with CSP Claims for sharing information with our ClaimSmentor members about the upcoming FREE carrier certification classes in Dallas, TX for adjusters wishing to take the Nationwide and USAA Catastrophe certification classes to work claims for these carriers. Be prepared and attend! These classes are free but there are experience requirements. All details are listed below:



USAA and NATIONWIDE Insurance Certification Class

March 11, 2010

Dallas, TX 

Claims Service Professionals (CSP) will be hosting certification classes for USAA and NATIONWIDE Insurance.  Classes will be held in Dallas, TX on March 11, 2010.  CSP is expanding its current roster of Catastrophe, NFIP, and Daily Claims adjusters and is seeking experienced property adjusters.  We strongly encourage anyone that has at least 3 years of property claims handling experience to attend this certification class and to visit our web site at and complete an on-line resume. 

The free classes will run from 8 AM to 5 PM on Thursday, March 11, 2010.  For both of the classes you should bring a photo ID, calculator, pen/pencil, and notepaper.   For the USAA class you will be allowed to take in your laptop computer in order to access Xactimate.     

Required dress code is business casual. 

Nationwide Insurance certification will take place from 8 AM to 12 Noon.  3 years of property claims handling experience is required to attend the class. 

USAA certification will be from 1PM to 5 PM.   NFIP certification is highly recommended and 3 years of property claims handling experience is required to attend the class.  

Please RSVP your notice to attend the Dallas, TX class to:
Location details of this event are listed below.  Seating is limited, so please send in your RSVP as quickly as possible.  

March 11, 2010 8AM – 5 PM

Holiday Inn Express

1521 Inwood Road
Dallas, Texas 75247
(214) 905-1400



If your adjusting firm is a member and supporter of ClaimSmentor and you have seminar you wish us to post on this adjuster information blog, please contact to post this on this blog and in our ClaimSmentor forums.


Carey O’Connor

Claims Service Professionals

719.322.6435 cell

800.710.6782 office

Welcome to our two newest sponsors at ClaimSmentor

May 9, 2009

We’d like to welcome Adjusters Now and Emergency Response Training  as our newest sponsors at ClaimSmentor to help support this volunteer project to mentor new adjusters. Both firms come to us based on recommendations by ClaimSmentor members.

Emergency Response Training provides Rope and Harness field safety training classes for Independent Adjusters in the Texas area near Houston. They do provide a 10% discount off the cost  to  register for classes  to our  ClaimSmentor members. In the past there has been quite a shortage of  rope and harness classes available yet just in the past  week,    I’ve been informed of several new programs becoming available and will post more on those as we are notified when their facilities for training are completed. ERT provides training for emergency rescue and other safety courses for Fire Fighters and other reputable organizations and is just extending their program to the independent adjuster community in June 2009. One of our long term participants on ClaimSmentor will be working with the program from the independent adjuster needs aspect. We do hope you will visit their site soon on the link provided above.

Our second new sponsor is Adjusters Now which is an Xactimate training class option hosting classes in FL in the Orlando, Tampa, and West Palm Beach areas. The owner is Robert Valden who has his level three Xactimate 25 certification from Xactware and 5 years of property claims adjusting experience. The class provides extensive CE’s for Florida adjusters. To see all of our additional sponsors, you can use this link for information on supporting the ClaimSmentor project through your sponsorship of our ClaimSmentor projects:

ClaimSmentor Upcoming Classes are scheduled!

February 14, 2008


We have our next three courses now scheduled for new adjusters. All classes take place LIVE ONLINE at our ClaimSmentor site. You must register for the site first to register for the classes. These are open to newly licensed insurance adjusters looking for file specific training.

40 Hour Fundamentals of Claims Class- Begins March 3, 2008 and will be held for four weeks on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6-9pm CST. There are 16 hours of pre-class self study and homework problems and 24 hours of online LIVE classroom sessions to go over the subject material. This course is for property adjusters planning to work residential homeowner and condo losses. We do not cover estimatics in the course with the exception of estimate reconciliation issues to include carrier general guidelines for scoping. The course covers claim career issues such as dealing with adjusting firm contracts, resume recommendations, ethics, contents claim handling, additional living expense claim handling, mock disaster zoning assignments and organization, correspondence handling, file requirements and forms common to property claim handling, attorney and public adjuster handling issues, carrier time service expectations, and much much more (all details listed in our class posting on ClaimSmentor). Course includes numerous self study guides for your use in the field after you’ve taken the course.

Contents Claim Handling- Class online 2/25/08. Course includes our self study guide for contents claims handling. Covers issues on contents software estimating, depreciation guides, salvage handling, and methods for documenting contents claims to meet carrier expectations. Common forms needed while handling contents claims and hot topics on current litigation issues involving contents claims handling. The class will be held from 6-9pm CST LIVE ONLINE.

Additional Living Expense Claim Handling- everything you need to know about handling ALE claims. Self Study guide included. You will work through mock ALE scenarios once trained on carrier general guidelines for all types of expenses submitted on claims such as housing, hotels, meals out, abated expenses and much more.  This class will be held in a two part session on 2/27 and 2/28/08.

Once you are registered for the site, you will receive a login id and  temporary password for accessing our forums. You will then find all class information in our Training Sessions- Roots and Wings program. All website/registration info is shown on our About page here on the blog.

We also offer one on one Career Coaching services to those new in the claims industry that prefer one on one mentoring for career success. If you are interested in those services, please email us for further information. The career coaching services can be combined with our online 40 Hour Fundamentals of Claims Class for a substantial discount on the cost of combining the career coaching services with our basic claim instruction courses. Contact info on the About page on this blog.