diversify your adjusting skills by cross-training a new line of business

auto adjusting 101

Diversifying your adjusting skill set can keep you working all year

Some adjusters train for one line of business, and one line of business only. And that can work fine for them.

If you’re interested in expanding your skills and your marketability by cross-training into the auto liability field, this course is for you.

Or maybe you’re just getting started in the adjusting business. Auto estimating can be an excellent environment to learn the ropes.

What You'll Learn

In just 3 days, you’ll learn critical auto adjusting skills and best practices:

Understanding and applying the Personal Auto Policy
vehicle part identification
auto estimate and repair terminology
vehicle component repair & refinish methodology
vehicle damage identification
vehicle component structure & impacts
hail damage estimating & pdr
water damage estimating
total loss handling
audatex estimating system proficiency
how to take proper auto inspection photos

2023 schedule

There are currently no Auto 101 classes scheduled. We will update this space when Auto 101 classes resume.

things to know about the auto adjusting 101 course

This course is intended for emerging adjusters with little to no auto claim experience or experienced adjusters wishing to cross-train to the auto line of business.

There are no prerequisite courses for the Auto Adjusting 101 course. 


In order to maximize training time in the auto lab at CATI, we have prepared several hours of on-demand pre-work courses that must be completed prior to your in-person class. You will receive additional information regarding your pre-work assignments after you register.


Use of a computer is an essential part of the work of an adjuster, and of this class. We assume our students will come with computer proficiency. It is essential you are able to perform functions such as the following before coming to class:

  • Log in, send and receive email from your personal or business account
  • Attach files to email
  • Create folders to save files and images on your desktop
  • Upload photos from a camera or phone to a folder on your desktop

CATI will provide all of the instructional material and equipment you need for this class. 

You should plan to bring:

  • Notebook
  • Pen/pencil and highlighter

You will be attending class in our state-of-the-art auto lab and completing training on one of CATI’s computers. A temporary Audatex license will be available for you to use in class.

This class is held at our training facility in the Dallas area:

CATI Royal Campus
2025 Royal Lane
Dallas, TX 75229

To ensure you receive the most effective training experience, we currently only offer this course in person where our instructors can provide you with the individual attention you need. 

We practice strict social distancing and sanitation practices as recommended by health officials to ensure a safe environment. For more in information please review our COVID-19 statement. 

CE hours are pending approval by the Texas Department of Insurance. Should they be approved prior to your scheduled class date, we will update you. 

auto adjusting 101
course details

learn auto adjusting skills from the best in the industry and propel your adjusting career forward