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The WIND Certified Seminar
The WIND Certified Seminar is a full-day offering of both the WIND Certified Appraiser and WIND Certified Umpire classes taught in a location outside of the WIND annual conference. Our first-ever event on July 31 at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale provided training for 100 attendees from across the U.S.
WIND is exploring additional seminars in 2020. Please sign up for our notification list to be the first to know when and where the next WIND Certified Seminar will be offered.
Why Become WIND Certified?
Each year, hundreds of property insurance claims professionals complete the four-hour WIND Certified classes to further their career and credentials as property insurance appraisals and umpires.
Be among the best in the industry with a WIND Certified credential. After completing each class and application process, you’ll earn credentials as a WIND Certified Appraiser and/or WIND Certified Umpire for a three-year period, as well as be listed in our WIND Certified online directories, receive a frameable-certificate and a WIND Certified logo to use in your marketing materials.
About the WIND Appraiser Certification
The WIND Appraiser Certification prepares insurance professionals to act as an appraiser in the appraisal process. The first part of the session will deal with ethics. The mechanics of the appraisal process will then be discussed at length. This discussion will include everything from choosing 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 will address the ramifications of the statutes and case law in the various states and how it impacts the appraisal process.
Note: To be designated as a WIND Certified Appraiser and/or WIND Certified Umpire, a separate application is required and will be provided following the seminar.
About the WIND Umpire Certification
The WIND Umpire Certification prepares insurance professionals to act as an umpire when appointed by the appraisers in the appraisal process. The panel will discuss all aspects of being an umpire from the time of the interview by the appraisers through signing an award. There will be special emphasis on how to conduct an appraisal focusing on ethics, procedural, and legal issues. Note: To be designated as a WIND Certified Appraiser and/or WIND Certified Umpire, a separate application is required and will be provided following the seminar.