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Property Examiner

The Property Examiner course is a 1-week class focused on teaching file reviewers, desk adjusters, and examiners how to review completed estimates on damaged residential buildings which have been prepared by other adjusters.  Classroom lecture on building materials, scoping issues, and analyzing claim estimates are the tools utilized in this class.  While students do not write estimates in this 1-week course, real claim estimates are used to help prepare desk adjusters to find common errors made by field adjusters relating to misidentifying building materials, measuring, procedural mistakes, misapplication of estimating software, and other scoping errors.  In addition, attendees will discuss current issues related to water mitigation, lead and asbestos in certain building materials.

Continuing Education Units: Texas 15 hours
Delaware 15 hours
Mississippi 15 hours
Indiana 15 hours
Georgia 15 hours
Oklahoma 15 hours
Tennessee 15 hours
Florida 24 hours
North Carolina 6 hours 

Canada | Manitoba 12 hours
Canada | British Columbia 8 hours

Duration: 1 Week
Price: $1,795.00
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Audience: This one week class is designed for the file reviewer, desk adjuster, or property examiner who does not write estimates but needs to understand residential property estimates written by field adjusters and have the skill to review these estimates for a variety of technical errors.  In this class, attendees will not write estimates but review claim estimates prepared by other adjusters.  The primary teaching tool is lecture and property estimates review.


Scoping defined, estimate sequence, diagrams, photographs.

Construction trades, calculating debris removal, and application of minimum charges.


Drywall, textures, paint, paneling, moldings, cabinets, countertops. 

Types of materials and pricing factors.
Doors, Windows, Glass

Types of materials and pricing factors.

Energy Star window ratings.


Wood, carpet, and vinyl.

Guidelines for drying floors.


Roofing, exterior claddings, fences, insulation.

Aerial imagery 101: what it is, sample reports, applications, pros and cons.

Sorting Estimates

The importance of sorting estimates.

Water Mitigation 101

Classes and categories of water damage, principles of drying, assessing mitigation invoices.  Estimating Platforms 101

Key differences in major platforms.


Event Date Location Time Classroom
10/12/2015 Vale East - Pennsylvania 8:30 AM 3
11/16/2015 Vale Central - Texas 8:30 AM 1

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