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Auto Adjuster Training

2 week program puts students in front of real cars with real damage. Combine classroom instruction with repeated assessment of real automobiles with real damage and you have a serious "crash" course for the professionally minded auto adjuster.

Course Overview

Vale's hands-on approach uses cutaways, visual aids and a large inventory of late model damaged vehicles. This enables you to generate damage estimates beginning on the first day of class. Progressing in difficulty, each estimate is reviewed and discussed. More complex front, side and rear impact estimates are graded so the student learns a variety of realistic estimating skills.

After successfully completing this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to prepare a complete and accurate electronic estimate using automated system data as well as practical repair formulas and structural analysis methods.

The Vale Auto Adjuster Training course covers the following:

  • Vehicle Identification
    • What to Look For & Where
  • Damage Estimating Resources
    • Automated Estimating Programs
    • Procedures, Parts, Allowances
    • Estimating Procedure & Sequence
    • Early Models
  • Component Repair
    • Industry Repair Standards
    • Metal and Plastic Repairs
    • Repair/Replace Formula
  • Refinishing
    • Types and Procedures
  • Structural Realignment
    • Unibody & Conventional Frames
    • STAR 2000 Program
    • Structural Aluminum
  • Inner Structure
    • Components & Repair Procedure
  • Passenger Restraint Systems
    • Air Bags & Seatbelts
  • Interior Parts
    • Seats, Dash
  • Alternative Parts
    • Sources & Uses
  • Storm Damages
    • Water, Flood, and Hail
  • Estimating Exercises
    • Demonstrate Skills on Front, Side, and Rear Impacts
  • Total Losses
    • What to Look For
  • New Generation Vehicles
    • Hybrid Cars
    • Fiber Optics
    • Electronics

Note: This course utilizes the latest versions of Pathways, Audatex,, and UltraMate. You will be asked to specify your preferred estimating program at the time of registration.

Course Schedule

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Course Locations

Arlington, TX & Harrisburg, PA

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From a Vale Graduate:

"The Vale National Property Course was the springboard that launched me into my career as an adjuster. The course challenged me to think critically,  perform my scopes, and write accurate estimates under pressure. The constant tests, quizzes, and personal feedback from the instructors allowed me to identify weak points and improve my adjusting skills."

- Peter O'Brien, Colorado

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AdjusterPro & Vale Training Solutions

Through our strategic partnership, AdjusterPro now satisfies Vale's long-standing sponsorship requirement giving independent adjusters access to Vale like never before. We are proud to deliver in a powerful way on our commitment to bringing you the finest adjuster training and educational resources anywhere.

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Did you know?

Vale Training Solutions opened as Vale Tech in Blairsville, PA in 1949 and quickly earned its reputation as the "Ivy League of Technical Schools". 60 years later, Vale has trained an estimated 50,000 adjusters and remains the longest standing adjuster training school in the United States.