Xactimate 28 Getting Started Series


This self-paced course, showing Xactimate 28 Desktop, is approved for 10 hours of IICRC and Oklahoma Adjuster CE, brings new users up to speed quickly, while serving as a comprehensive refresher for experienced users. View on your desktop, tablet, or mobile device! Access Period: 1, 3, or 6 months. Not interested in CE?  Select the No CE option during registration.

New! X1 Desktop: Getting Started session (80 min.) is included so you can be ready to navigate X1 Desktop when you make the switch to it!


Course Registration includes: * 

  • Promo Code – $15 off Xactimate User Certifications! (Level 1, 2, 3) – Up to $45 value!
  • Level 1 User Cert. Prep Manual w/ answer key (.pdf)
  • Level 2 User Cert. Prep Manual w/ answer key (.pdf)
  • Downloadable Exercise Reference Materials(.pdf)
  • Certificate of Completion (.pdf) + CE Reporting

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Xactimate 28 Getting Started Series is a series of online video courses, designed to bring new users up to speed quickly, while serving as a comprehensive refresher for experienced users.  View on your desktop, tablet, or mobile device! 

X1 Desktop: Getting Started session (80 min.), which shows navigating X1 Desktop screens, including entering project info, creating a company header, model statement, generating print reports, etc., is also included.

Note: During registration, you create an account for the attendee to access course information.

If you are registering someone other than yourself, be sure to input the Attendee’s email address in the Create Account (username) field and distribute the password you input to the attendee.  Also, input the Attendee’s email address in the Attendee info section and select if CE is desired.  Else, select No CE.

If you are registering multiple attendees, please email: info@trainwatermark.com with “Multiple Attendees” in the subject line.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

What do I need?

An active copy of Xactimate 28.  This can be a free Xactimate demo (see “Get a Demo” link in the navigation menu) or a live copy of Xactimate 28 you use for work.  Also, an internet connection is required to access this course, as it is delivered online.

Who is the trainer?

Sean M. Burgess, an Xactimate Certified Trainer.  See About Watermark.

What do I learn? 

How to use Xactimate 28 for creating interior & roof projects, including estimate writing, sketch, and much more!  These courses below may be viewed in any order. However, it’s suggested to view them in the order listed:

Course Overview

  • Unit 1: Getting Started
  • Unit 2. Introduction to Interior Sketch
  • Unit 3. Interior Sketch Continued
  • Unit 4. Introduction to Line Item Estimating
  • Unit 5. Line Item Estimating – Continued
  • Unit 6. Introduction to Sketch Roofing
  • Unit 7. Sketch Roofing Continued
  • Unit 8. Completing the Project and More!

Is this a basic or abbreviated course only?
No.  While this course does not assume any previous experience using Xactimate, it is not a basic only course.  This course includes both fundamental (Level 1) and proficiency (Level 2) topics. It is a methodical, step by step, detailed, comprehensive course.

How long do I have access to the course?
Course access is priced for a single user on a monthly basis.  1, 3, & 6 month training memberships are available.  Select the Access Period at the top of this window.

Can I upgrade to a longer subscription if I need more time?
Yes.  Select the “Contact Teacher” button inside the course (prior to course expiration), and request an upgrade to the next (i.e. 3 or 6 month membership plan).  Course access will be extended upon receipt of payment.  Membership upgrades are not available after course access expires.

Is this course approved for Continuing Education?
Yes.  This course is approved for 10 hours of continuing education credit for Oklahoma licensed property adjusters and IICRC Certified technicians.  If you are not interested in CE, Select the NO CE option below.  See below for additional CE information;

No monitor is required.  No partial CE is available as the entire course must be completed for continuing education credit to apply.  This is also the course version for non-CE attendees.

IICRC CE (10 hours)
This course is approved for 10 hours of IICRC CE (Event ID: 3156).

Are there other types of Continuing Education available?
Yes, there are CE specific versions of this course for Florida and Georgia licensed property adjusters.  See course links below;

Additional CE options:

Florida CE (8 hours)
1 month access: https://trainwatermark.com/product/xactimate-getting-started-florida-ce/

3 months access: https://trainwatermark.com/product/xactimate-getting-started-florida-ce-3/

6 months access: https://trainwatermark.com/product/xactimate-getting-started-florida-ce-6/

Georgia CE (5 hours)?
Follow this link: https://trainwatermark.com/product/xactimate-level-1-2-online-ga/

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