First you have to do the Auto Damage Appraisal course then do the
Automobile Damage Appraiser License exam
You already have the background as a Bodyperson and that is an asset.
The Following Training Courses Are Approved By The Auto Damage
Appraiser Board As Of 03/14/2002
Certification Prep Programs
Auto Damage Appraisal
Atuo Body and Collision Technology
AUTO DAMAGE APPRAISAL - 7-10 PM Tues & Thur $490
"The Auto Damage Appraisal class is designed to give the student with
at least two years practical experience in the automotive or related
industry a solid approach in knowing how to appraise a
collision-damaged motor vehicle. The course also covers basic parts,
terminology and description, front and rear suspension components,
frames (both conventional and unitized), labor operations and
painting. Also covered are Commonwealth of Massachusetts laws
governing licensed appraisers and insurance companies. After covering
and understanding these areas, we continue on with the actual writing
of the damage appraisal itself. All aspects of writing an accurate and
complete report is covered. This course is approved by the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Division of Insurance Appraisal Board,
to be taught as a preparatory class for those wanting to take the
State examination to become a licensed auto damage appraiser. High
School diploma required."
Job-Related Courses for Adults
AUTO DAMAGE APPRAISAL
"It is the intent of this course to assist in preparing the student to
take the MA Automobile Damage Appraiser License exam. The course will
cover the parts of the car, state laws, how to use the crash guide,
how to write an appraisal and damage analysis."
AUTOMOTIVE DAMAGE APPRAISAL
Auto damage appraisal course
"Auto damage appraisers usually are hired by insurance companies and
independent adjusting firms to inspect auto damage after an accident
and provide repair cost estimates. Auto damage appraisers are valued
by insurance companies because they can provide an unbiased judgment
of repair costs. Otherwise, the companies would have to rely on auto
mechanic estimates, which might be unreasonably high.
Many claims adjusters and auto damage appraisers are equipped with
laptop computers, from which they can download the necessary forms and
files from insurance company databases. Many adjusters and appraisers
are equipped with digital cameras, which allow photographs of the
damage to be sent to the company via the Internet or satellite. There
also are new software programs that can give estimates of damage based
on the information input directly into the computer. These new
technologies allow for faster and more efficient processing of
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