College students or those interested in transitioning to a new career in insurance would be interested to learn that a certificate program is offered in New York. The certificate prepares students for property and casualty insurance adjuster jobs. Specifically, those interested in handling claims filed under the National Flood Insurance (NFIP) are encouraged to apply for the program.

A seven-hour training session allows independent adjusters to take the NFIP certification exam while those who are already certified are still required to attend the class on an annual basis to update the necessary skills.

The training class was held on July 17 in Bethpage, New York and the certification enables independent adjusters to file claims through insurers that are participating in the "Write Your Own" (WYO) program under the national flood program.

"It is essential that New York is prepared so we can respond even more quickly the next time flooding causes serious property damage. I encourage all insurers in the WYO program to make sure their adjusters are certified. Independent adjusters should also seek certification," Benjamin Lawsky, superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services, said in a press release issued by the organization.

Some of the requirements for certification include having four years of experience in the residential and small commercial property losses adjusting sector or five years adjusting in large commercial losses.

With the amount of wildfires, floods, tornadoes and other storms taking place across the country, catastrophe adjuster jobs will lead an individual into a growing industry. This blog has mentioned time and time again how the number of claims are increasing with each natural disaster, and those interested in helping families and victims indirectly by processing claims from insurers are urged to apply for insurance adjuster jobs.