Don’t Miss These 5 Upcoming Crawford Educational Services Training Classes

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Whether you’re an adjuster, risk manager or insurance claims organization, you realize just how important it is to remain competitive in today’s business world. Continuing education and performance support tools can help give you an edge over others.

To meet this growing need, Crawford Educational Services offers a robust catalog of training classes in property, casualty and workers’ compensation, available in both classroom and virtual formats. Benefits include:

  • Continuing Education Credits available for most classes in most states
  • Instructor-led virtual classes that deliver the benefits of live instruction from a professional trainer—without the expense of travel
  • Trainers who are experienced and hold applicable professional certifications

Interested in taking a class? Take a look at our upcoming classes, and click here to register.

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Basic Property Loss Adjustment (virtual) – Jan. 23-Feb. 3, 2017
This two-week class is delivered using PTC 1 certification courses and live, instructor-led webinars. It provides the knowledge and technical skills necessary to handle homeowners property claims while under supervision. This course utilizes an online pre-study and an instructor-led, web-based class combined with a skill application lab. Training is provided in the following content areas: evaluate, estimate and handle property losses, analyze and apply coverage, prepare estimates in the automated and electronic environment.

Basic Workers’ Compensation (virtual) – Jan. 30-Feb. 3, 2017
This one-week class is delivered using KMC courses and live, instructor-led webinars providing the entry-level workers’ compensation adjuster with the knowledge and skill sets to handle workers’ compensation claims while under supervision, in an automated, claims handling environment.  During the course, the following subjects are addressed: fair claims handling practices, adjuster law, confirmation of coverage and client instructions, employment, compensability, workers’ compensation benefits, medical terminology, evaluating medical reports, reserving, reporting, subrogation, fraud awareness, litigation management, and negotiating.

Advanced Estimating & Property Forum (traditional) – Feb. 13-Feb. 24, 2017
The first five days of this two-week program involve Xactimate techniques for property losses.  Prior to attending, the property adjuster must complete the Xactimate systems training. In the class, the adjuster will complete multiple practical application exercises including: Sketch with various types of damages; accurate measurements and dimensions; base service charges, minimum charges, and lump sums; definition of unit cost; estimate documentation; proper application of overhead and profit; repair versus replacement, matching, and line of sight rule; roofing and accessories; palettes in sketch for floor coverings; real-time training in Xact. Week two of the training will be problem solving. The property adjuster will be presented with a number of claims that have specific errors to recognize and correct.  The adjuster will be challenged to show how to improve upon the work product and how to properly handle a loss. The claims cases will include, but are not limited to: repair or replace; existing estimate much larger than the estimate in the file and how to proceed; coverage issues; insurable interest (including condos); meeting specific client requirements; matching; estimate accuracy issues; subrogation; Stock inventory; and Tenant improvement and betterment.

Case Management (virtual) – Jan. 9-12, 2017
This class is delivered using KMC courses and live, instructor-led webinars providing entry-level case managers with the knowledge and skill sets to deliver case management services in the workers’ compensation arena. During the course, the following subjects are addressed:  workers’ compensation, roles and relationships, case management process, interviewing contacts, evidence-based medicine guidelines, documentation, quality indicators, return to work, savings and outcomes.  The webinar sessions are a half-day long.

Conducting an Office Ergonomic Evaluation Class (virtual) – Jan. 25, 2017

This one-day class is delivered using a live, instructor-led webinar. The course provides the case manager with the knowledge and skill set to conduct a thorough and complete office ergonomic evaluation.  During the course, the following subjects are addressed: definition of ergonomics, physical, cognitive, and organizational ergonomics, etiology of discomfort, correct positioning of office equipment and furniture.



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