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80% of insurance losses today are building envelope related, specifically in the area of residential and commercial roofing issues. To process these claims quickly and accurately, it is essential for property adjusters and appraisers to have a qualitative understanding of assessment considerations specific to roofing systems.To meet this need, EFI Global has teamed with Vale Training, a sister company and training division, to create the EFI/Vale Specialist Program – Roof certification (EVS/R®) program.
How to Become EVS/R® Certified
This advanced level course is designed for property damage estimators and appraisers with prior property experience. Applicants must meet strict requirements to become EVS/R® certified. These requirements include specific levels of education and experience, high ethical standards, successful completion of the 4-day EVS/R® classroom course and a satisfactory score on the exam. Three references are also required.
Applicants must meet a minimum level of years of roof inspection experience or industry related education to qualify for admission to the course.
Industry related education includes attendance at seminars or industry classes within the roof estimating, roof construction, fall protection or property damage assessment are needed for application approval. After your application is received, Vale will request further details about your industry education and experience prior to making a decision on course registration.
The EVS/R® Course and Exam
EFI Global Professional Engineers (PEs) and Registered Roof Consultants (RRCs) provide the technical content and instruction for the 4-day course with detailed information on steep and low slope roofs, including construction, coverings, storm damage assessment, damage estimating, product identification and repair methods. For hands-on experience, this course also includes simulated hail mockups to illustrate impact dynamics on different roofing systems.
Following the course, participants must successfully pass a 3 hour, 50 question multiple-choice exam to become EVS/R® certified.
Once an individual becomes EVS/R® certified, a unique certification mark can be used on the invididual’s CV and professional documents.
EVS/R® Application Process
Applicants must apply to Vale for acceptance into the program. Once the online application is received, a representative from Vale will contact the applicant for additional information prior to making a decision on acceptance into the course.
An application fee of $75 must accompany the initial application for registration.
If accepted into the EVS/R® course, the course and examination fee is $1295.
Renewing your EVS/R® Certification
Every 3 years, EVS/R® specialists must apply for renewal of their certification. The renewal fee is $75 for an EVS member.
12 hours of industry related continuing education through attendance at seminars or industry classes within the roof estimating, roof construction, fall protection or property damage assessment is required for renewal. Any registrant who does not have the requisite hours of continuing education must retake the course and pass the exam to remain certified.
For more information or to register for this course, visit Vale Training >