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EFI Global and Vale Training join forces to provide Roof Certification Program

29th Aug 2016

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Advanced certification provides professional roofing expertise associated with construction, damages, and repairs for a variety of residential and commercial roofing systems

EFI Global, a leading provider of forensic engineering, fire investigation, environmental, and laboratory testing services, and Vale Training, an independent division of Cunningham Lindsey specializing in training for adjusters and appraisers, announced today the launch of the EVS Specialist Program with a specialty in roofing certification, known as the EVS/R® Certification.

The vast majority of insurance losses today are building envelope-related, specifically in the area of residential and commercial roofing systems.  With the EVS/R® Certification, property damage appraisers can expedite roofing claims using qualitative evaluation and investigative techniques gained from the EVS/R® course on residential and commercial roofing systems. The certification requires industry related experience and/or education, and completion of a 4-day classroom course with detailed instruction on steep and low slope roofs, including construction, coverings, storm damage assessment, property estimating, product identification and repair methods. Classroom instruction is complemented with hands-on experience with simulated hail mockups to illustrate the impact dynamics on different roofing systems. An individual’s EVS/R® Certification is audited and tracked by Vale Training, while EFI Global Professional Engineers (PEs) and Registered Roof Consultants (RRCs) provide the technical content and course instruction. Once obtained, the EVS/R® Certification comes with a unique certification mark to be used by the certified professional, and is renewed every three years to ensure understanding of modern techniques, building codes, and industry trends.

“The risk and claims world of today continues to evolve daily with property complexities that require advanced and highly specialized credentials of all professionals involved,” says Jeremy Mele, President of EFI Global. “The EVS/R® Certification provides a deeper level of professional distinction for experts involved in building envelope issues, and will inherently enhance the quality and accuracy of roofing assessments. We are proud to be at the forefront of advancing the caliber of roofing expertise expected in our industry.”

Matt McCutcheon, Vice President of Vale Training adds, “The launch of the new EVS/R® Certification continues our commitment to provide innovative training curriculums that advance the skills of professionals to evaluate roofing damage for property estimating accuracy.  This is one more certification to add to our vast array of training options we already offer to the claims industry.”

For more information visit: EFI/Vale Specialist Program – Roof

About EFI Global, Inc.
EFI Global, Inc. is a leading provider of forensic engineering, failure analysis, fire investigation, accident reconstruction, environmental and laboratory testing services.  EFI Global experts identify and analyze the facts and provide clients with detailed results, helping them to make informed decisions regarding a loss or project site.  With more than 40 service centers located in the US and Canada, and multi-disciplined experts ready to respond globally, there is always an office or professional ready to respond to the loss or project site.  EFI Global is part of the Cunningham Lindsey family of companies, a leader in the independent insurance claims industry.  For more information, visit

About Vale Training
Vale Training (Vale) is a Cunningham Lindsey Company and an independent division specializing in training solutions that turn knowledge into productivity. Vale’s staff of experts is unparalleled in training excellence. With a legacy of more than 65 years and over 600 courses and webinars, Vale trains to succeed using 24/7 access to online modules, state of the art classrooms, technology and laboratories, and practical hands-on applications to equip students to use what they learn faster than other training alternatives. Visit our website at

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