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The monthly subscription fee is to cover all future content to this course. New video training segments added constantly.


This is an early price offering. As new content is added in the future, the enrollment price will continue to increase. This is your chance to lock down the best price that will ever be offered.




  • Chad Michael’s Story

  • Understanding the Three Phases of the Industry: Mitigation, Contents and Reconstruction

  • Understanding the Players of the Game and Their Roles

  • Understanding the Role of the Contractor

  • Understanding an Insurance Adjuster Estimate

  • Explanation of International Code Council (ICC) Codes and Its Various Versions/Years

  • Using Only What You Need From the International Residential Code (IRC), the International Building Code (IBC) and the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) to Win

  • How to Search All Necessary Building Codes for Free

  • Understanding and Using the Most Effective Building Codes

  • Understanding and Using Local Adoptions and Amendments

  • Pre-Inspection: Investigate the Available Data

  • Property Inspection/Damage Assessment Tools

  • Inspecting, Photographing and Documenting Damage to Exterior Elevations and Unattached Structures

  • Inspecting, Photographing and Documenting Roofing Damage

  • Inspecting, Photographing and Documenting Interior Damage

  • Intro to Xactimate and Sketch

  • Integrating Building Codes, Adoptions and/or Amendments, Aerial Measurements, Inspection Photos and Drone Photos Into The Estimate

  • Properly Structuring The Estimate

  • Using F9 Footnotes to Add Proper Descriptions

  • Saving, Storing and Exporting Xactimate Estimates and Other Reports

  • BONUS MATERIALS: Includes 27 Xactimate Estimate examples in PDF and ESX formats, written by Chad Michael
  • How to Determine Who, When, Where and How to Submit the Estimate to the Insurance Carrier

  • How to Respond to Adjuster Rebuttals

  • How to Handle Adjuster Re-Inspects, Engineers and Building Consultants

  • How to Properly Document The Build

  • How to Properly Invoice the Completed Job

  • Understanding the History, Standards and Current “Unwritten Rules” of Overhead and Profit (O&P)

  • How to Use a Proper Overhead and Profit “Opening Statement”

  • How to Use Documentation to Obtain Overhead and Profit (O&P) Approval

  • How to Prove “Complexity” of a Job to Obtain Overhead and Profit (O&P) Approval

  • How to Prove “Coordination” of a Job to Obtain Overhead and Profit (O&P) Approval

  • Insurance Reconstruction (Basic) Contract Template

  • Insurance Reconstruction (Detailed) Contract Template

  • Letter of Authorization Form Template

  • Insurance Submission Email Template

  • Overhead and Profit (O&P) Opening Statement Template

  • Tips for Using Drones at Inspections

  • Access to Private Monthly Mastermind Web Sessions with Chad Michael and Other IES Certified Practitioners

  • Case Studies of Actual Insurance Estimate Reviews – Added Frequently

  • Access to New Video Training Segments as They Are Released – New Segments Added Frequently

  • Snippets of Most Common Building Code Items from the International Residential Code (IRC), the International Building Code (IBC), the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)… and All Florida Equivalent Codes (Bonus BONUS!)


3-Tab Shingle Roof  |  Laminated Shingle Roof  |  Tile Roof  |  Metal Roof  |  Modified Bitumen Roof  |  Tar & Gravel Roof  |  Cedar Shake Shingle Roof  |  Slate Roof  |  TPO Roof  | PVC Roof  |  Asbestos Roof  |  Tarp (Emergency Services)  |  Fence (Replace & Clean/Stain)  |  Aluminum Siding  |  Hardboard Siding  |  Vinyl Siding  |  Asbestos Siding  |  Gutters  |  Soffit  |  Fascia  |  Fire Restoration  |  Fire Reconstruction  |  Water Restoration  |  Water Reconstruction  |  Contents “Pack-Out” and “Pack-Back”  |  Contents Cleaning  |  Animal/Pest Restoration  |  Tree vs Building Estimate



Navigate through the curriculum at your own pace. There are no deadlines or expiration dates in order to pass the course. Learn at any hour of the day or night.


In addition to your training, you will receive multiple “real world tools” such as estimate examples, templated forms, contracts, building code snippets and access to a community… all of which you can use to actually run your business better.


Each video segment in the course will require that the student pass a test in order to complete. Enjoy the benefits of being in frequent communication with other IES Certified Practitioners.


Enroll and complete your training to become an officially certified IES Practitioner, signed by Chad Michael – the Original IES Practitioner. When you take the knowledge you’ve gained here and apply it to your daily work, you will be astounded by the results.


As an Insurance Restoration Industry leader, Chad Michael, has spent years developing and creating this one-of-a-kind training program. Insurance Restoration Training creates specialists in the combined fields of Inspections, Estimates, and Supplements.


The Insurance Restoration Training – IES CERTIFIED program was designed for individuals and companies alike. Once you’ve enrolled and the course is released you or your employees can access our easy to use platform on any device, 24/7, 365!


“After years of working with commercial roofing projects, I have never witnessed someone as advanced as Chad Michael. He turns this industry into a chessboard.”

Allen Kinney

Owner/Commercial Roofing Specialist, Spray Foam Masters

“Chad Michael is the leader of strategically dominating insurance jobs. He is my go-to source of high level tactical information.”

Drake Gordon

Owner/General Contractor, Executive Exteriors

“If you’re in insurance restoration: a contractor, a PA (Public Adjuster), whoever you are… This guy is probably the smartest, most talented person in the United States”.

Rob Kolb

Owner/Public Adjuster, Making Claims Great Again


Chad Michael is a damage expert consultant. A True IES Practitioner.

Industry leader in the combined fields of Inspections, Estimates and Supplements. Trainer, Consultant, Public Speaker and Game Changer.

Chad Michael has been a serial, insurance restoration entrepreneur and strategist for over 20 years.

He spent over 10 years as a specialized insurance restoration general contractor.

Utilizing his experience and skills in insurance general contracting, he went on to start a successful, niche online estimating and consulting business where he services hundreds of other insurance restoration contractors. He built a reputation off of helping contractors WIN. He is well known by the nickname #ThePractitioner.

Now is your chance to learn from the absolute best in the game.

Says Chad: “Strategy. Consistency. Diligence. Dedication. And most importantly of all, putting in the HARD WORK… that’s REQUIRED… to WIN IN THIS GAME!”


Q. Is the listed prices for one user? Are there discounts for multiple users?

A. YES! This training course is brand new and we are developing multiple user solutions to provide more options. The prices currently listed are for 1-5 users. And the price is per user. If you have a need for more than 5 users, please contact us.

Q. How long do I have to take the course?

A. There are no deadlines or expiration dates. As long as you maintain your monthly $29 subscription charge, you can access the course at any time, day or night. And you can take as long as you need to complete the course.

Q. Why do I need to pay a monthly $29 subscription fee? Shouldn’t the initial enrollment charge be enough?

A. The first answer to this question is that new video segments and material will be added to this course constantly in the future.

Second, no training course in these very specialized fields is timeless. In other words, the Insurance Restoration Industry changes yearly, monthly and in some ways even weekly. What makes Chad Michael a “Practitioner” is the fact the he continues to be an operator in this industry NOW. He prides himself on staying relevant by continuing to learn and be a student himself. You can be assured that with this course, you will always stay up to date on the most current and relevant strategies and tactics available anywhere.

And finally, as you may already be aware, although training is extremely limited in this industry, there are similar training courses available elsewhere. You will find that Chad Michael has made the IES Certification course available to almost anyone by providing access for just a fraction of the cost, compared to most training courses out there.

Q. When do I get access to the training course?

A. The release date to gain access is June 4, 2018 at 12:00 midnight. You will be emailed login credentials to your user account at that time.

Q. How long is the training?

A. The initial release of the Level 1 IES Practitioner Training Course contains over 30 hours of video training, written materials, testing and more.

Q. What is included in the training?

A. The initial release of the Level 1 IES Practitioner Training Course contains over 30 hours of video training, written materials, testing, 27 Xactimate estimate examples, for a, templates, access to a secret, private Facebook Mastermind Group, a signed completion certificate and more. The chapters are listed in detail above, as well as the segments contained within.

Q. When do I get access to the secret, private Facebook Mastermind Group?

A. The release date to gain access is June 4, 2018 at 12:00 midnight. You will be added to the Facebook Group at that time.

Q. Does this training course include Xactware or Xactimate certification?

A. NO! This course is not an Xactimate training course. Instead, it is designed to learn advanced strategies and techniques that aren’t typically included in normal Xactimate training. The methods taught in this course are to designed mostly for the role of a contractor and not as an adjuster. However, Chad Michael has valuable relationships with accredited Xactimate training providers, and should you need standard training, please contact us and we will get you connected.

Q. What if I don’t way to pay for training? Do you have any other resources available?

A. YES! Chad Michael has spent years pouring himself out to the general public with free and valuable information. He has tried to provide as much as possible without the need for monetization until now. He has videos which you can watch for free on his YouTube channel here: Insurance Restoration Training on YouTube

And he will continue to upload new content to this channel. What makes the training course different and unique is that it drills down into the most crucial subjects and covers them extensively in a structured manner, with much more depth, details, testing, and other practical tools such as forms, estimate examples, access to a community, etc.

Q. How can I access the training course? Do I have to login from only certain kinds of devices?

A. NO! You can access the training course from any smartphone (iPhone, Android, etc), tablet, PC, Mac or even your Smart TV. There are no excuses left! 😉

Q. If I’m not satisfied, how do I get my money back?

A. What other training courses out there actually offer a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee? This is something that Chad Michael has confidence enough to provide. And there are extremely reasonable terms spelled out very clearly in the Terms and Conditions policy located here: Terms and Conditions

Q. How do you treat my privacy? Do you share or sell my contact info to other parties?

A. NO WAY! We treat your privacy very seriously and we would never sell or share your information to anyone. We have very clear Privacy Terms, located here: Privacy Policy

Q. Can Chad Michael provide custom one on one training for me and/or my team?

A. Absolutely! To book Chad Michael for private training, consulting and/or speaking engagements, please contact us.

Q. How can I hire Chad Michael to handle my Inspections, Estimates and/or Supplements?

A. Please visit