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November 12, 2012

Veteran Adjusting School Uses KMC On Demand for Training Armed Forces Veterans as CAT Adjusters

By Calvin Azuri, TMCnet Contributor

The Veteran Adjusting School (VAS), a catastrophe adjuster vocational school founded by current and former Independent CAT adjusters that trains military veterans for employment in the insurance adjusting field, has selected KMC On Demand to train Armed Forces veterans as catastrophe (CAT) adjusters.  

In a statement, Guy Grand director, Veteran Adjusting School, said that, "As we required a specialized technical platform and curriculum solution, we selected KMC on Demand as the learning management system to provide a comprehensive registrar function and provide access to more than 200 hours of continuing education training in adjusting topics that range from auto, property and casualty claims to workers compensation and fraud. Additionally, our need for a specialized technical curriculum for property adjusters was met by the Property Technical Certification (PTC).”

“PTC is an industry-specific certification program for property adjusters developed by KMC in conjunction with an industry advisory panel of more than 20 insurance carriers, technical schools, restoration companies, and claims adjusting organizations,” he added.

Property Technical Certification (PTC), included within the core curriculum, has been designed to arm students with instruction on various aspects of property claims, including investigation, documentation, material assessment and repair. KMC technology, coupled with PTC curriculum, will be integrated along with ground claims investigation and specialized Xactimate software training, formulated as a six-month course.

The school will also be collaborating with a number of independent adjusting firms to improve its current adjuster rosters.

Douglas Dell (News - Alert), senior vice president for KMC On Demand, said that, "We take special pride in working with a program for veterans to enter the claims management industry. CAT adjusters are first on the scene of a claim and participate directly in assisting the insured in recovering from a property loss. Veterans are a perfect fit for this role. Also, the current rate of unemployment among post September 11, 2001 veterans is over 10 percent, making this a priority to get these folks employed in a stable profession."

A subsidiary of Crawford & Company, KMC On Demand specializes in providing learning technologies for the insurance claims industry. Crawford Catastrophe Services, in addition to the training services, will be leveraging VAS graduates as catastrophe adjusters, and is keen on establish a scholarship program for deserving enrollers.

Edited by Braden Becker

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