Our Team

Joseph Cura, Managing Director

Joe has been in the auto body / insurance industry for 45 years. He spent his early years as an auto body technician and shop owner while continuing his education and earning his certification as a Massachusetts Auto Body Instructor. He then took a position as an instructor at Greater Lowell Technical High School. After seven years as an instructor Joe moved on into the insurance industry and worked in different areas of material damage. His last position was as a Senior Manager of Material Damage for the past sixteen years. He retired from the industry in 2011.


Intructors Backgrounds

Our instructors possess a combined wealth of knowledge and experience in the auto repair and insurance industries. Past experience and training include I-CAR and ASE certifications, training and certification on conventional frame and unibody repair, refinishing, and hybrid / electrical vehicle repair including decades of current and past shop management and insurance experience, and participation in virtually every role of auto body repair and insurance claims handling. Our instructors possess thorough knowledge of all of the laws and regulations governing appraisers in the Commonwealth of MA as well as all aspects of the auto insurance policy and physical damage claims. With over 80 years of combined experience in the automotive repair and insurance industries and approval in the Commonwealth of MA as a Board Approved Course, our instructors are the highest qualified in the industry to deliver the required 60 hour course material.

Phone: 603-689-9507 ~ Email: info@autoappraisertraining.net

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Auto Appraiser Training Group

Our Course

Auto Appraiser Training Group

C/O Joseph Cura - Q4 Snow Circle - Nashua NH 03062

 Phone: (603) 689-9507   Email: info@autoappraisertraining.net

Auto Damage Appraisal Course Outline

Prepare the student for the Massachusetts State Licensing Examination.
AATG's Automobile Damage Appraisal course offers the most comprehensive Part 1 examination preparation course for those who want to obtain their Automobile Appraisal License. Our instructors combine  real-world experience with classroom knowledge to prepare you to be successful in taking the state exam.
The course meets twice a week, 3 hours per night, for 10 weeks (60 hours).
Throughout the  program, students should expect to take several quizzes to demonstrate knowledge transfer. Upon successful completion, each student receives a completion certificate. This course is designed to prepare the student who has had at least two years auto body experience or comparable experience as a service technician to take the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Automobile Damage Appraisers License Examination.
Overview of the Course Content

Introduction of Insurance Regulations
The Policy as Contract
Law & Regulations
Parts Nomenclature of the Vehicle
Use of Flat Rate Manuals
Collision Diagnosis
Frame Damage
Repair Cost Estimating