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Xactimate® User Certifications

Frequently Asked Questions - Answered

What is an Xactimate® Certified User?
An Xactimate Certified User is someone who has successfully passed an Xactimate User Certification, and is within their current time period of certification.  An Xactimate User Certification consists of online exams, which measures your current level of knowledge and proficiency in USING Xactimate.


How to I prepare to become an Xactimate® Certified User?
If you are new to Xactimate or need to refresh your Xactimate skills prior to taking a User Certification Exam, you should consider attending a class or online training session, which prepares you for the level and version of certification you are interested in.


Xactimate Certifications - Should I become an Xactimate® Certified User?
Xactimate Certifications are increasingly used by employers to verify your proficiency (Level 1, 2, or 3) in using Xactimate.  These certifications are offer companies a baseline to measure your Xactimate skill level and general Xactimate knowledge.  Becoming a Certified User increases your marketability as you are listed on Xactware's website during the two year term of your certification. Watermark® offers training, which prepares you for Xactimate Certifications!



What types of User Certifications are available?

Xactimate User Certifications are available in three assessment levels; Level I, Level II, and Level III.  


What are the objectives for each certification?
We’ve attached the official certification objectives document for each level, on the left sidebar of this web page. Please take a moment to review the certification appropriate for your level of proficiency.


Where do I obtain a User Certification?
Xactimate User Certifications are available directly from Xactware.  Learn More.


What are the benefits for becoming a certified user?
You're showing potential or current employers your proficiency USING Xactimate!
As a certified user, you are listed in Xactware's User Certification Directory (name, version of Xactimate, level of your certification).  Upon successful completion, you also receive a pdf certificate.


Do I need access to Xactimate®?
Yes, during the user certification process, you will create at least one sketch.  Afterwards, you will answer estimating questions based upon the diagram(s) you created.


Which version of Xactimate® do I need installed on my computer?
It is recommended you have the same version of Xactimate installed as the version of the User Certification exam you are attending.
          

Do I have to take the levels in order?
This depends totally on your level of comfort USING Xactimate.  Exam and sketch difficulty increases with each level.  You are able to begin with Level I and proceed to Level II, etc. OR you can go directly to the Level of Certification you are interested in.


What if I don't pass the user certification exam(s)?  Am I allowed to retake them for free?
That is a question for Xactware. However, barring some unusual circumstance, customarily, one attempt is all that is allowed per purchase.


Will becoming an Xactimate Certified User help me in getting deployed or a job using Xactimate? 
It can’t hurt!  Companies are beginning to use this as a standard which tells them if you are a proficient user of the program or in lieu of their own company Xactimate usage proficiency exam.  Check with your employer or client to see if they are interested in you becoming an Xactimate® Certified User.



Does Watermark provide Xactimate training which prepares for Xactimate User Certification Exams?
Yes, Watermark offers comprehensive classroom Xactimate 28 training, which also prepares you for both  Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 User Certification exams!  Private Corporate Xactimate training is also available.


When you're ready to certify, click Become a Certified User!