​WIND Credential Programs


WIND Appraiser
Certification Program®


What is a Property Insurance Appraiser? A property insurance appraiser is a competent and impartial professional who evaluates claims and value of the property or amount of a property loss. Each party (insurance company and policyholder) selects their own impartial appraiser when the insurance appraisal clause is invoked. Learn more about the insurance appraiser process.

WIND Certified Appraiser Code of Ethics®
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What Is a WIND Certified Appraiser® The WIND Certified Appraiser Program® was introduced in 2012 to enhance the professionalism and ethics of property insurance appraisers. The WIND Appraiser Certification class prepares insurance professionals to act as an appraiser in the appraisal process.

Why become a WIND Certified Appraiser® Each year, hundreds of property insurance claims professionals complete the four-hour WIND Certified Appraiser® class to further their career and credentials in property insurance appraisals. Upon successful completing the course and application process, you'll become an official WIND Certified Appraiser for a three year period, be listed in our online directory, receive a certificate and a date-stamped logo to use in marketing materials Steps to becoming a WIND Certified Appraiser

The next WIND Appraiser Certification class will be offered at the WIND Certified Seminar on July 31 in Fort Lauderdale.

The WIND Certified Appraiser Directory is an online listing of professionals who have successfully completed the four-hour WIND Appraiser Certification Program® and met the guidelines and criteria established by WIND.

DISCLAIMER: WIND publishes the WIND Certified Appraiser® Directory for informational purposes only. WIND does not endorse or guarantee the qualifications of any of the listed appraisers, nor makes recommendations for any of the listed appraisers. It is up to the parties selecting an appraiser to check references and credentials and to arrange any payments for services.

The WIND Certified Umpire Directory is an online listing of professionals who have successfully completed the four-hour WIND Appraiser Certification Program® and met the guidelines and criteria established by WIND.

DISCLAIMER: WIND publishes the WIND Certified Umpire® Directory for informational purposes only. WIND does not endorse or guarantee the qualifications of any of the listed umpires nor makes recommendations for any of the listed umpires. It is up to the parties selecting an umpire to check references and credentials and to arrange any payments for services.



WIND Umpire
Certification Program®


What is a Property Insurance Umpire?
A property insurance umpire is a competent, disinterested, impartial individual who is charged with making a decision regarding the value of property or the amount of a property loss.
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WIND Certified Umpire Code of Ethics®
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What Is a WIND Certified Umpire®
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. The program is a valuable tool for those wanting to further their understanding of the appraisal process.

Why become a WIND Certified Umpire® Each year, hundreds of property insurance claims professionals complete the four-hour WIND Certified Umpire® class to further their career and credentials in property insurance appraisals. Upon successful completing the course and application process, you'll become an official WIND Certified Umpire for a three year period. You'll be listed in our online directory, receive a certificate and a date-stamped logo to use in marketing materials Steps to becoming a WIND Certified Umpire.


The next WIND Umpire Certification class will be offered at the WIND Certified Seminar on July 31 in Fort Lauderdale.


​WIND Designation Program


What Is a WIND Designee?
The WIND Designation Program is not a certification class, but rather a distinct credential process for property and windstorm insurance claims professionals. Designees must meet high standards and are recognized for their experience, education, ethics, and engagement in the property insurance claims industry.  Learn More

Become a WIND Designee
The WIND Designation Program ​recognizes industry individuals who demonstrate professionalism and technical knowledge in the field of property and windstorm insurance claims.  Learn More