Certification Programs Benefit You , Your client and the industry

Over the course of my career I have received and maintained several Industry Certifications and Licenses .

When you get and renew Industry Certifications, you will stay current on new legislation, and any sort of new methods or concepts that are very beneficial for you and your career. It shows that you have taken the initiative to maintain your training and keep up-to-date in the field. This can make you more employable, and help you move up in your career. It can also help you work more efficiently and with more confidence in your daily tasks. You’ll not only stand out from others in your field, you’ll also be able to then build on that certification by getting even more advanced certifications in the future.

Employers always have a desire to maintain a very polished and professional image in our industry. It helps companies get more clients,  and positions them to be more credible and respected. Having Appraisers, Umpires, Experts, and Adjusters with certifications reflects very well on the company or client that hired you– it says “We hire the best.” 

When it comes right down to the final person or entity affected by your work – the client or policyholder – your knowledge of our claims industry can directly impact them. If you are more knowledgeable, and have the certification training to back that fact up, you produce something that is effective, reliable and credible for your client on both sides of the storm.

Brad Hays

APN Network

Brad Hays
APN Executive Director

The APN is a Network of Certified Insurance Appraisers, Certified Insurance Umpires and Industry Professionals that Support the Policyholders, Carriers and the Appraisal Panel.

The Appraisers are from both sides of the policy. The Umpires are Neutral to either side. The Industry Professionals support the Appraisal Panel through Trainings, Expert Reporting and Technical Bulletins.

The APN Members “Network” together to Raise the Bar of Ethics, Knowledge and Professionalism in the Industry, through White Papers, Podcasts, Education, Legislative Updates, and Networking, The APN Members check their egos at the door. All of us are striving for the same end. “Open-Mindedness, Impartiality, Fairness and Getting it Right”!

The Appraisers and Umpires can turn to and rely on the APN Industry Professional Members, for accurate and unbiased information. With this information the Appraisal Panel can confidently arrive at impartial, competent and accurate awards. The Industry Professionals never influence or try to sway the Appraisal Panel. They only provide factual information so the Panel can make an informed decision.

The APN Industry Professional Members are Attorneys, Adjusters both Indepedent and Public Adjusters, Contractors, Industry Associations, Insurance Agents, Insurance Companies, Public Officials, Building Material Manufacturers and more. These Professionals are dedicated to improving the Insurance Claims Industry and delivering exceptional work product and services.

The APN has a Special Membership for the Policyholder. When they join APN for free, they will be able to learn ways to prepare for catastrophic events, how to mitigate additional damages after the event and how to rebuild their properties and lives.

Without the Policyholder, this Industry doesn’t exist.”