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    Attention Claims Management

    The Society of Registered Professional Adjusters (RPA) is pleased to extend to claims management professionals a mechanism for claim supervisors and managers to become an RPA.

    The program is called Continuing Education for Claims Management (CECM). Long recognized for its RPA designation, the Society provides this program which highlights loss handling knowledge, supervision and commitment to the insurance community. 

    This designation does include continuing education requirements as does the RPA designation but it does not include the formal testing mandate.  All candidates for the CECM will undergo the same vetting process as the RPA candidates.  The  CECM provides a format for a manager or supervisor to distinguish themselves among peers. Approved CECM applicants will receive a CECM identification number plus inclusion in a select society data base.

    To start your process to become an RPA via the CECM program, click HERE
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2015 Society of
Registered Professional Adjusters
National Conference Location Update

San Antonio Hyatt Regency

Please note a change in the location of the above event to the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Hotel, San Antonio, TX. The dates of April 26‐29, 2015 remain the same.

The Society of Registered Professional Adjusters (RPA) through its Board of Directors takes pride in updating the membership and interested claims professionals are welcome.

RPA members and all segments of the claims industry with a vested interest in adjuster professionalism and vocational improvement will want to mark their calendars now!

RPA is pleased to affiliate with the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Hotel which is located along the San Antonio River Walk. This hotel is a 1‐minute walk from The Alamo. It boasts the Landing Jazz Club, a full‐service spa and a rooftop pool with 360 degree city views. Guest rooms offer flat‐screen TVs. An iPod dock and a laptop safe box are provided in each room at Hyatt Regency San Antonio. Rooms are traditionally styled with warm colors and include designer bath amenities. A seating area and a work desk are also offered.  Guests of the San Antonio Hyatt Regency can enjoy Texas‐style cuisine at Q Restaurant. Guests can also grab a snack from Einstein Bagels or enjoy a creative cocktail from the Q Bar or poolside lounge. Room service is available.  A gym and a business center are on site for guest use. Gift shops are located in the hotel and a local shuttle service to other shops or restaurants is available.

This hotel is within a 4-minute walk each from Rio San Antonio Cruises, Ltd. and Buckhorn Museum & Saloon. San Antonio International Airport is 9 miles away.

The Conference Committee is more than interested in adding to its roster of presenters. Feel free to contact RPA Executive Director Dave Mehren, dmehren@rpa-adjuster.com.

Conference planning is developing and please contacts any of the following for further information:

Conference Committees:

Co-Chairs:

Miles Adams, Liberty Mutual Ins. Co. (miles.adams@libertymutual.com)

John Czuba, A.M. Best Co. (John.Czuba@ambest.com)

Promotion: Elise Farnham, Illumine Consulting
elisefarnham@gmail.com

Education Topics and Presenters:

Miles Adams, (miles.adams@libertymutual.com)

John Czuba, John.Czuba@ambest.com

Dave Mehren, dmehren@rpa-adjusters.com

Exhibit/Sponsors:

Peter Schifrin, Schifrin, Gagnon and Dickey
(pschifrin@sgdinc.com)

Program Highlights as of press time include:

An educational program including over six hours of Continuing Education plus an Optional Post Conference Risk Management Facility Tour is under consideration. A featured speaker at the concluding breakfast will highlight the RPA Conference.

The event is also expected to provide optimum network opportunity as well as industry product trends with exhibitor participation.


Continuing Education is a cornerstone of the RPA designation.  In an effort to add value to our member designees, the RPA is making a commitment to publishing educational events throughout the country that satisfy your CE requirements.  It's tough enough keeping up with everything else you do!  We thought we would help with the burden of finding appropriate and meaningful courses to broaden your knowledge and keep you up to date on this ever-changing industry.  Click for Courses !

 

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Annual Member Fee

Renewal: Each year's Renewal fee is due on or before March 1st for the current year, otherwise you will be removed from the RPA for non-payment of dues. Use our Online Renewal process or Download our current Renewal Form

For Employers Re: RPA Verification: Note to employers and those seeking to hire RPAs for specific loss assignments (a quite common occurrence)....if a person is not listed in our RPA member listing, that person is not an RPA or has not maintained their status as an RPA. For specific inquiries...please call us at 630-515-9340 or send an inquiry to info@rpa-adjuster.com.

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Attention RPA Members

RPA's...don't forget to post your CE's to keep your designation current. 

If you have any questions, please contact
Dave Mehren at the RPA office.

Welcome New RPA Designees

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Registered Professional Adjusters, I want to extend a hearty welcome and congratulations to those of you that have become RPA designees and those of you who have recently renewed your membership in this organization that recognizes the best in the claims industry.  RPA designees prove their commitment to the claims community by devoting time and energy to secure continuing education...something that isn't even required by many states in the US..

Douglas Jackson, RPA
President of the Society of
Registered Professional Adjusters


Taking the RPA Exam has
never been easier!

Once your application is approved for membership, you will now take your test online in about 1-2 hours!  The test was prepared to quickly and accurately demonstrate a potential designee's knowledge of the insurance claims industry.

If you have received your exam test code from the RPA, click the link below to start the exam.

RPA Exam

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Continuing Education (CE) credits Submissions streamlined ... scroll down for more info.


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New Faster, Easier, Streamlined Continuing Education (CE) Submission For All RPA Members

The Society of Registered Professional Adjusters understands that our members are insurance claims professionals devoted to professionalism and ethical leadership in the insurance industry.

The previous requirements for submitting CE's were beyond that of other professional organizations such as attorneys, accountants, and other insurance license holders. The Board of the RPA has revamped our entire process of requirements for the registration of our members' Continuing Education credits.

Effective immediately, new Continuing Education (CE) submission forms are available for download here. The new forms acknowledge that our members are trustworthy, ethical, and professional. You can even submit CE credit requests online using our new
Online CE Form. Simply fill it in and submit it on your PC -- no need to print or mail anything.

If you still prefer to use the downloadable forms, you simply list the courses you've taken along with basic information, then sign and certify completion of the courses and submit to RPA. We realize how busy our members are and trust that this choice of easy new procedures will better enable each member to submit their CEs more easily and on a timely basis.

Earlier, the Board instituted another idea that our members had requested. Members could not always secure all of their 15 hours of CE credits in one year (due to conflicting schedules, business and personal reasons, catastrophes, etc). The RPA will now allow members who are short in CEs one year to apply an overage in CE credits either from one year previous or one year forward.

You spoke, we listened!

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