Haag Education and Crawford Educational Services® Launch Joint Learning Programs

Joint offering extends Crawford’s extensive KMC library with Haag's roofing expertise to provide classroom and online learning.

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Irving, Texas (PRWEB) December 07, 2013

Haag Education, LLC and Crawford Educational Services are proud to announce the launch of joint learning programs for damage assessment professionals. This collaborative, customized learning program allows users to access both Crawford and Haag certification and continuing education (CE) courses, programs and related material on both companies’ respective websites. This program uses both Crawford & Company’s KMC On Demand℠ technology platform and Haag Education’s new database of online damage assessment training modules. Damage assessment professionals can access Haag and Crawford’s online training component at http://haageducation.com/kmc-on-demand/ (KMC On Demand courses) and http://www.kmcondemand.com/haag) (Haag’s courses).

“Both Crawford and Haag are leaders in training of claims adjusters. We realized that adjusters needed more and better access to training, so we are partnering to offer one another’s products and services to our customers,” said Ryan Holdhusen, vice president, Haag Education, LLC. “As both organizations continue to develop specialized offerings for the insurance industry, we will actively be seeking opportunities for continued collaboration.”

This collaboration gives Haag customers more than 200 hours of state-accredited online CE courses and an opportunity to access Crawford Educational Services’ extensive property and casualty classroom programs via traditional and virtual classroom delivery. KMC On Demand by Crawford customers will benefit from Haag’s ever-growing variety of their scientifically based on-line roofing and property damage assessment seminars and its groundbreaking “Haag Certified Inspector” classroom programs.

Students may purchase courses individually, and Crawford will apply for and track CE credits for those using KMC’s and Haag’s learning platforms. Both Haag and Crawford maintain providership licenses with all states that require continuing education for insurance adjusters, enabling them to provide students CE credit for all their courses. Customers of Crawford Educational Services and Haag Education will also benefit from various studies, white papers and articles made available by both Haag and Crawford.

In addition to the training courses, both sites will link to insurance-relevant information such as social networks and blogs, state licensing requirements, career resources and job outlooks, and analytic reports on scientific research, specific storms, earthquakes and other important industry resources.

“Haag is a very well-known and respected leader in the claims industry, and we’re excited to be working with their Education division on this partnership” said Douglas Dell, senior vice president of Crawford Educational Services for Crawford, the world’s largest independent provider of claims management solutions. “By bringing together unique courses that complement each other we can provide one of the most complete claims curriculums for customized learning in the country.”

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About Crawford Educational Services:
Crawford Educational Services has been serving the insurance industry with targeted, technical training for more than 60 years. Its blended learning model delivers educational programs to both Crawford & Company and its many customers designed around a variety of learning styles delivered via live, virtual, online and simulation-based learning programs. Its KMC On Demand℠ learning technology platform marries knowledge management technology with state certified, customized insurance courses and performance support tools that insurance professionals can easily reference.

About Crawford:
Based in Atlanta, Ga., Crawford & Company (http://www.crawfordandcompany.com) is the world's largest independent provider of claims management solutions to the risk management and insurance industry as well as self-insured entities, with an expansive global network serving clients in more than 70 countries. The Crawford System of Claims Solutions® offers comprehensive, integrated claims services, business process outsourcing and consulting services for major product lines including property and casualty claims management, workers compensation claims and medical management, and legal settlement administration.

About Haag Education:
Haag’s Education Department draws on the expertise of Haag engineers to create our certification programs, training seminars, and reference books & tools. The Haag Certified Inspector (HCI) programs, Commercial, Residential, and Wind, are Haag’s premier comprehensive training programs. These intensive 3-day Certification Programs combine damage assessment training with testing. Haag Certification is designed for intermediate level professionals, and attendees must meet experience requirements. The Certified Inspector programs teach students to assess damage to all major types of residential (steep-slope) or commercial (low-slope) roofs, or to inspect for issues unique to wind damage.

Haag’s reference books and tools are created by our expert engineers, and serve as handy resources in the field. Our line of reference books includes the Composition, Tile, Wood, Built-Up, and Metal Field Guides. Haag’s tools include our popular Shingle Gauge, which estimates a shingle’s warranty, and the Pitch Gauge and Inclinometer, which estimate a roof’s pitch from the ground.

Haag’s library of more than 30 seminars includes almost all roofing types, foundations, siding, framing, electrical issues, lightning damage, fire origin and cause, earthquake damage, and many more.

About Haag:
Haag Engineering began in 1924 as a failure and damage consulting firm. Today, Haag is an employee owned, multi-faceted forensic engineering and consulting company. Our growth results directly from our long-standing commitment to quality while expanding our technical knowledge and services. Haag Engineering performs forensic engineering throughout the world in the fields of civil, structural, architectural, electrical, and mechanical engineering.

Haag Research/Testing operates a state-of-the-art laboratory which specializes in material testing services, including desaturation, hail impact testing, pressure chamber and wind machine testing.

Haag Education presents our expert engineers’ scientifically-based approach to damage assessment in our publications and tools, and live and online seminars.

Haag Construction Consulting assists our clients with onsite damage assessments, litigation support, clerk of the works, and restoration consulting following a loss.

Haag Geotechnical Consulting specializes in geotechnical evaluations related to ground subsidence and sinkhole occurrences.
Haag 3-D Solutions provides 3D imaging and BIM technologies to deliver highly accurate, reliable as-built documentation for all types of design and construction projects.

Haag serves the legal industry, the insurance industry, corporations, manufacturers, private companies, and individuals. Our growth results directly from our long-standing commitment to quality while expanding our technical knowledge and services. Haag has built a reputation for excellence through the efforts of past and present personnel, and we are proud to continue that tradition today.

Polly Prado
Director of Corporate Communications
Haag Engineering Co.
Phone: 214.614.6500
pprado(at)haagglobal(dot)com

John L’Abate
Public Relations Manager
Crawford & Company
Phone: 404.300.1908
jwlaba(at)us(dot)crawco(dot)com


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