In 2021, Haag introduced the industry to an all-new professional certification/designation-- the Haag Certified Reviewer (HCR) certification. For the first time in the history of Haag’s industry certification programs, Haag certification is available to adjusters with little or no field/claims handling or construction experience.
Levels I & II of the Haag Certified Reviewer program were released to the industry in early 2021 and have provided hundreds of new adjusters and desk adjusters much needed training on basic residential construction and damage assessment for those who may not have the opportunity to be in the field to directly observe and document damage. This is what makes the HCR program unique to the industry as the only training available to the public, focused on increasing the knowledge and damage assessment skills of inside and field adjusters.
Last month, Haag Education rolled out the next level of HCR certification-- Level III, Estimating. The new estimating level consists of two estimating tracks-- Xactimate® and Symbility. Both the Xactimate® and Symbility trainings were developed by outside experts and are facilitated by expert users of the platforms.
Those with advanced skills in Xactimate® or Symbility may skip the courses by passing the appropriate test-out exam with a passing minimum score of 90%.
The last level of the Haag Certified Reviewer program, Level IV, will complete the HCR certification. Level IV will consist of several elective courses that you can select based on your needs and interests. To complete your HCR Level IV certification, you must complete a minimum of 12 hours of classes.
Look for HCR Level IV to be rolled out this Spring!
For more information about the Haag Certified Reviewer certification, please visit www.HaagCertifiedReviewer.com.
Ryan Holdhusen oversees the management and strategic growth of Haag Education. He manages Haag's line of seminars, certification programs, and products/tools. He assess product concept, development, marketing, sales and operations. Ryan has been with Haag since May 2002.
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