ClaimSmentor Fundamentals of Property Claims Handling Class Begins May 8, 2012- Deadline to Register is May 5, 2012 at 5pm ET / New Referral Bonus!

April 28, 2012

We have changed the start date of our 2012 Fundamentals of Property Claims Handling Class to begin on May 8, 2012.

We will meet every Tuesday and Thursday evening online LIVE for active class participation and question and answer participation as we go through all class material.

The deadline to register is 5pm ET on May 5, 2012. At that time, all class registrants will receive their login id to access all pre-class reading material before our first session on May 8, 2012.

We look forward to working with all of our class participants then!

Here is a link to read the registration instructions and class details:

Please note we sincerely appreciate all of the referrals we receive from our ClaimSmentor associates and social media group members. As our way of thanking those referring folks to our class, we are now providing the member referral fees of #25.00 for each member when we receive  their paid tuition fee when they let us know you referred them!


Now accepting new registrants for our 50 Hour Fundamentals of Claims course (10 sessions LIVE online)-take our self assessment exam and see if this is for you.

April 16, 2012

We are in the mist of the 2012 tornado and hail season with hurricane season soon to follow June 1, 2012.

As a result of the massive number of tornadoes and hail storms, we are already beginning to receive roster placement requests from numerous newly licensed property adjusters who believe the fact they have a license and perhaps an xactimate class and/ or a cat 101 class under their belt that they are ready to go out and service claims for carriers as a result of damage from these storms.

Check again- take our annual self assessment exam (free) to see how you fare on this exam and see how many of these basic claim handling questions for property claims you can actually answer:

If you find your knowledge lacking after taking the exam, I highly recommend you register for our LIVE online 10 session Fundamentals of Property Claims adjusting class which will start up the first week of May. We will meet on Tuesday and Thursday nights LIVE online from 6:30 to 9:30 pm ET for five weeks to accomplish this training.

New in 2012 we will also be going on the road with an extended version of this course in a five week Monday-Friday to include many practical application workshops, guest speakers, and field trips to enhance your basic claim knowledge. These live classes will initially be offered in Jacksonville, Florida, Huntsville, TX, and Nashville, TN.

For complete details on our reasonable registration fees, course syllabus information, etc email for further details.


Coming in July 2010- The ANFI- Associates in National Flood Insurance Designation through AICPCU

May 14, 2010 has recently announced a new designation that will be equally as important as the AIC designation.  It is for adjusters interested in handling flood claims.

The name of the designation is ANFI – Associates in National Flood Insurance. It is to be available beginning in July 2010 as a 3 part course. Here is a link to it as well as to the AIC designation we’ve previously discussed in several prior blogs.  I have completed AIC and all but my last part of CPCU and the information gained has been of significant value throughout my claims career. These designations are especially important should you be looking to advance in staff claims opportunities as continuing insurance education is usually preferred for staff claim and staff management positions.

Here are the links:

ANFI designation:
AIC designation:

We also published a blog entry just yesterday on universities also offering degrees in insurance. I highly recommend pursuing this if you are serious about a career in claims as it opens many avenues. The AICPCU program has been accepted by most universities to award college credit for these designations such as AIC, ANFI, and CPCU as well so your completing several important continuing education goals at the same time. I see you already have a degree but Ill post the link anyway for others viewing this topic which may not have a Bachelors Degree.

Here is a link to the blog:

We also had an article published by Claims Education Magazine in their Winter 2008 publication titled “Luck- Where Preparation Meets Opportunity in 2008 that also provides information and links to how to obtain college credit for your AICPCU completed courses. Here is a link to that article:

We are now taking registrations for our 50 Hour Fundamentals of Property Claims online class for June/July 2009

May 21, 2009

We have just posted our registration list on ClaimSmentor for our next live online 50 Hour Fundamentals of  Property Claims class which starts up on June 8, 2009 and runs through July 16, 2009. We will not be holding the class the week of July 4, 2009 so participants can enjoy the week with their families. Classes are held at from 6-9pm CST. We meet on Monday and Thursday evenings for 5 weeks to cover the 10 classes that make up this course. The complete class agenda as well as our 125 question self- assessment test are posted in the class forum topic you will be able to view once you are registered and logged in. The course consists of 10 live classes meeting for 3 hours each along with 2 hours of pre-class reading material for the 50 hours of study in this course.

If you are a newly licensed adjuster (we love experienced adjusters to register too) who is not yet a member of ClaimSmentor, you can find all registration information for our site at:

The deadline to register for this class is June 3, 2009. ***Update 6/6/09- We have extended the deadline through Sunday 6/7/09 as we have a few spots left.

Wondering if this class is for you? Read our prior blog with our 125 question self assessment test and see how many of these property claim basic questions you can answer and you decide!

***Update 6/6/09  All of the above information is on the Evening class which does start Monday night 6/8. We are also receiving requests to host a DAYTIME SESSION of the 50 Hour Fundamentals class. We have agreed to do so should we receive atleast 10 requests. The deadline to register for this class is 6/12/09. If interested, just email as we will need to register you on ClaimSmentor to participate and give you specific details about this class agenda.