What is a Motor Vehicle Physical Damage Appraiser (MVPD)?
APPRAISER – Person who surveys the property (motor vehicle) to determine its insurable value or the amount of loss sustained. He/she does this by writing up an estimate (appraisal) of the repairs required.
MOTOR VEHICLE PHYSICAL DAMAGE (MVPD) APPRAISER – Motor Vehicle Physical Damage Appraiser means any person who or which practices as a business the appraising of damages to motor vehicles insured under automobile physical damage policies or on behalf of third party claimants. (REF: CGS §38a-790)
MOTOR VEHICLE PHYSICAL DAMAGE APPRAISAL – Written appraisal of damage or loss to a motor vehicle caused by collision, overturn, fire, theft, vandalism, or malicious mischief.
MOTOR VEHICLE PHYSICAL DAMAGE APPRAISER EDUCATION - Connecticut does NOT require pre-licensing education. You may want to use the following three study guides to prepare for your exam:
- Motor Information Systems – Tony Choquette
Crash Estimating Guide
- Pearson VUE
home.pearsonvue.com/ct/insurance – Information Booklet also has helpful information.
- Motor Crash Estimating Guide, Hearst Business Publishing INS-ADJ-001
- Auto Estimatics, Vale National Training Center. INS-ADJ-002
- Jacobs, David H. Jr., How to Repair & Restore Bodywork, Motorbooks InternationalINS-ADJ-019
- Auto Physical Damage Basics, Pictorial, Indiana, Second Edition.
Take the Connecticut written exam or current equivalent license in any other state. Applicants must take a written examination administered by Pearson VUE.