Crash Course 2

Learn How to Write Collision Estimates as an Auto Damage Appraiser


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Write Auto Damage Estimates

Become an Auto Damage Appraiser

Start Your Path to Being an IA

With this course, 10 year auto damage appraising veteran, Chris Stanley, helps you learn how to write an auto damage estimate line by line.

You'll learn the core of being an auto damage appraiser plus the tips of a veteran who wants to make it easier for you to be or become independent appraiser (IA)

This course is an interactive 8-week online course. The videos, homework, and workshop sessions are released to you on a weekly basis building your knowledge and practical application brick by brick.

By the end you'll have the confidence to document any damaged vehicle you encounter regardless of the estimating software you are required to use.

You'll also understand the process you'll be expected to perform in real work scenarios. It's the best of both worlds, knowledge and application.


Practical Application

The Format

This course is an online interactive course that combines weekly self-paced learning & homework assignments with live online sessions for Q&A, application, and review.

With the live weekly group workshops, you'll get real-time feedback while you apply your newfound knowledge and expertise.

With the ability to ask questions live during the workshops you'll never have to guess if you understand what you are learning.

Weekly assignments and homework give you the hands-on tasks to build your confidence and prove you have what it takes to be included in the next generation of auto damage appraisers.

About Your Instructor

Chris Stanley

Chris Stanley

Founder of IA Path

Chris has 10 years of experience as an independent adjuster and appraiser.

Starting as a daily auto damage appraiser he has been a dispatcher, file reviewer, and state manager for a nationwide appraisal company,

In catastrophe adjusting, Chris worked as a cat Line adjuster, project manager, and national operations manager.

Now with a heart for adjuster placement and training, Chris Stanley founded the IA Path.

The IA Path was founded to help make it easier to be and become an auto damage appraiser. Through IA Path's podcast, courses, software, services, and online presence, IA Path has garnered respect as a top influencer on the next generation of independent auto damage appraisers.

You Will Learn

Photo Documentation

Damage Identification

Parts of the Vehicle

Estimate Writing

Repair Operations

Standard Expectations

Bonus Material


Hail Adjuster's Playbook

$10 value
Amazon #1 Best Selling Book: A Step by Step Guide to Being and Becoming a Catastrophic Auto Hail Adjuster


8-Week Mentorship

$200 value
Get 8-week mentorship from an industry leader who has been where you are.


We Give and Get Names

$500 value
Add your name to the list of IA Path's graduated appraisers that are given to appraisal companies. Receive Chris Stanley's black book of IA companies you can apply for.


Week 1


  • Live Training Registration: Introduction FREE
  • Live Training Replay: Introduction FREE
  • Getting Started FREE
  • Part of the Car: Front Bumper FREE
  • Front Bumper Cont. FREE
  • Repair Operation: Replace FREE
  • Replacement Part Types FREE
  • Repair Operation: Remove & Install (R&I) FREE
  • Week 1 Video Challenge FREE
  • Resizing Photos With Faststone Photo Resizer FREE
  • Week 1 Quiz/Assignment FREE
  • Live Training Registration: Week 1 Review Dec 11th 6pm (Eastern)
  • Live Training Replay: Week 1 Review

Week 2


  • Grille & Headlights
  • Hood
  • Windshield
  • Standard Photos
  • IA Path Video Photo Guide
  • Zip Up Your Photos
  • Vehicle Owner
  • Repair Operation: Refinish
  • Repair Operation: Repair
  • Labor Hours
  • Week 2 Quiz
  • Live Training Registration: Week 2 Review - Dec 18th 6pm (Eastern)

Week 3

  • Live Online Training - Dec 18th 6pm (Eastern)

Week 4

  • Live Online Training - Dec 27th 6pm (Eastern)

Week 5

  • Live Online Training - Jan 3rd 6pm (Eastern)

Week 6

  • Live Online Training - Jan 8th 6pm (Eastern)

Week 7

  • Live Online Training - Jan 15th 6pm (Eastern)

Week 8

  • Live Online Training - Jan 22nd 6pm (Eastern)

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