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.
About the WIND Appraiser Certification Classes
Both classes provide the necessary certification to anyone who wishes to be included in the WIND Certified Appraiser Directory®, or those wanting to further enhance their professional appraiser credentials. The classes focus on ethics and professionalism, process, case law, and the “how to” of acting as a property insurance appraiser. WIND Certified Appraisers must renew their certification every three years by completing the recertification class.
Real-life scenarios are utilized in each class to promote discussion of the duties and responsibilities of the appraiser. Common issues and problems that often arise during an appraisal are addressed, as well as effective methods and techniques to facilitate an appraisal from beginning to conclusion. The classes also include a discussion of ethical considerations and changes in case law impacting the appraisal process.
The WIND Certified Appraiser class prepares a professional to act as an appraiser in the appraisal process. The first part of the session covers ethics and the mechanics of the appraisal process. Topics range from how to choose an umpire to how to bring the appraisal to a successful conclusion by either agreeing with the other appraiser or presenting your position at the umpire meeting. The final segment discusses the ramifications of the statutes and case law in the various states and how it impacts the appraisal process.
The WIND Certified Appraiser Recertification class is designed to provide an interactive learning experience. Real-life scenarios are be utilized to promote discussion of the duties and responsibilities of the appraiser. Common issues and problems that often arise during an appraisal are addressed, as well as effective methods and techniques to facilitate an appraisal from beginning to conclusion. The class also includes a discussion of ethical considerations and changes in case law impacting the appraisal process.
Become a WIND Certified Appraiser
The next WIND Certified Appraiser Program classes will be offered at the 2021 Windstorm Insurance Conference, scheduled for January 31 – February 4, 2021 in Orlando. Be sure to sign up early for this class when registration opens in September because the classes fill up quickly. Upon completion of taking the 4 hour WIND Certified Appraiser class, registrants will have the opportunity to continue to the next steps and be listed on the WIND Certified Appraiser directory. The next step requirements are payment of a $250 application fee (for a three year certification), maintain current WIND membership, and provide a security background check.
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