STCC to offer certified auto damage appraiser course in March
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Springfield Technical Community College will offer a certified auto damage appraiser course for insurance claims professionals and auto body technicians beginning March 1.
The 60-hour course is the first step to becoming an auto damage appraiser in Massachusetts. The training through STCC’s Workforce Development Center prepares students for the exam to be a licensed appraiser.
Classes will be held Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., through May 10. Classes will be held Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., through May 10. Students will meet in the Scibelli Hall (Building 2) theater and must follow the college's COVID-19 protocol. The auditorium seats 200, but the class size will be limited to no more than 20 individuals. Masks are required.
Approved by the Massachusetts Division of Insurance, the training offers an in-depth discussion of insurance regulations, policy arbitration and work completion forms.
The instructor has 20 years’ experience in the collision repair and insurance industry in Massachusetts and Connecticut and holds auto appraiser licenses in both states.
The course will include the use of flat rate manual, collision diagnosis, cost estimation and preparation of written estimates.
To become licensed, students will need to complete the course and a three-month apprenticeship with a licensed Massachusetts automobile appraiser. In addition, they will need to obtain a certified letter verifying the apprenticeship. The apprenticeship must be completed prior to applying to take the Massachusetts Automobile Damage Appraisers License Examination.
For more information and to enroll online, visit www.stcc.edu/wdc and then click on “auto damage appraiser.” To contact the Workforce Development Center Office, call (413) 755-4225.
About Springfield Technical Community College
STCC, the Commonwealth's only technical community college, continues the pioneering legacy of the Springfield Armory with comprehensive and technical education in manufacturing, STEM, healthcare, business, social services, and the liberal arts. STCC's highly regarded workforce, certificate, degree, and transfer programs are the most affordable in Springfield and provide unequalled opportunity for the vitality of Western Massachusetts. Founded in 1967, the college – a designated Hispanic Serving Institution – seeks to close achievement gaps among students who traditionally face societal barriers. STCC supports students as they transform their lives through intellectual, cultural, and economic engagement while becoming thoughtful, committed and socially responsible graduates.