Certification Workshops

WIND is pleased to partner with the Greater Kansas City Claims Association to offer WIND Umpire Certification and WIND Appraiser Certification workshops.

Attendees of these workshops will receive a complimentary one-year membership in WIND. Continued membership is required to be an active Certified Umpire or Certified Appraiser. 

By completing a certification course, you will have completed one of the pre-requisites to becoming certified by WIND. Upon completion of this course, you will need to complete the certification application, submit a criminal background check and pay the certification fee to be certified.

Windstorm Insurance Network Appraiser Certification Workshop
Thursday, October 6, 2022
1:00 – 5:00 pm CT
Workshop fee: $100
Click here to register.

Windstorm Insurance Network Umpire Certification Workshop 
Friday, October 7, 2022
9:00 am – 1:00 pm CT
Workshop fee: $100
Click here to register.

Both Workshops
If you wish to register for both, the fee is $175; click here for the dual registration.

Location
Top Golf, 10611 Nall Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66207

WHAT IS THE WIND CERTIFIED APPRAISER PROGRAM?
The WIND Certified Appraiser Program® was introduced in 2012 to enhance the professionalism and ethics of property insurance appraisers. Each year, hundreds of property insurance claims professionals complete the four-hour WIND Certified Appraiser® program taught annually at the Windstorm Insurance Conference.

Upon completion of the program, professionals further their credentials by successfully meeting the guidelines and criteria to become a WIND Certified Appraiser®.

The program, which includes the WIND Certified Appraiser class and the WIND Certified Appraiser Recertification class®, is a valuable educational resource for those wanting to further their understanding of the property insurance appraisal process.

BECOME A WIND CERTIFIED APPRAISER
The first step is taking the course! The next step requirements are:

  • Payment of a $250 application fee (for a three-year certification)
  • Maintain current WIND membership
  • Complete a security/background check from one of the following: FDLE (Florida residents only), GoodHire, or ClearChecks.

Once these qualifications are met and completed, you will be listed in the WIND Certified Appraiser Directory, receive a WIND Certified Appraiser certificate, and emailed a logo to use in your marketing materials.

Application links will be sent to those who attend the Certified Appraiser workshop.

WHAT IS THE WIND CERTIFIED UMPIRE PROGRAM?
The WIND Umpire Certification Program® was introduced in 2003 and is the first curriculum devoted to training professionals who serve as umpires in property insurance appraisals. Each year, hundreds of property insurance claims professionals complete the four-hour WIND Certified Umpire® program classes taught annually at the Windstorm Insurance Conference. Upon completion of the program, professionals further their credentials by successfully meeting the guidelines and criteria to be officially recognized as a WIND Certified Umpire. These steps include an annual call for the application process, state criminal background check, application fee, and current WIND membership.

BECOME A WIND CERTIFIED UMPIRE
The first step is taking the course! The next step requirements are:

  • Payment of a $400 application fee (for a three-year certification)
  • Must have participated in at least 10 appraisals that resulted in an executed award, having served in at least 5 of those as the umpire. WIND must be provided a list of those appraisals (including only the parties involved and dates; no proprietary or confidential information should be provided).
  • Involved in the insurance claims industry for 10 years (legal, adjusting, contracting, estimating, and appraisal).
  • Maintain current WIND Membership. To remain current in the WIND Certified Umpire Directory, be sure to keep your WIND membership current.
  • Read and agreed to the WIND Umpire Ethical Rules and the WIND Certified Umpire Terms and Conditions.
  • Complete a security/background check from one of the following: FDLE (Florida residents only), GoodHire, or ClearChecks.

Once these qualifications are met and completed, you will be listed in the WIND Certified Umpire Directory, receive a WIND Certified Umpire certificate, and emailed a logo to use in your marketing materials.

Application links will be sent to those who attend the Certified Umpire workshop.