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Claims Adjuster Licensing

Become A Claims Adjuster - Earn A Claims Adjuster License!

Adjuster LicenseSearching for adjuster licensing classes or insurance adjuster exam prep courses? Then you've come to the right place!

AB Training Center provides Claims Adjuster training, including in-person classes and online courses for All-Lines Adjuster, Property and Casualty Adjuster, and Workers Compensation Adjuster licenses.

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Adjuster licensing is regulated at the state level and, as such, each state government establishes its own adjuster licensing requirements and examination procedures. Requirements for adjuster licensing for each state will be provided on the individual state pages linked below.

To find the right adjuster licensing course for you, simply select your resident state below:

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Conversely, you may search under "Licensing" in the search box thereafter for "Insurance - Adjusters". For state specifics on Life & Health or Property Casualty pre-licensing courses, licensing info, or exam prep materials, go to Life And Health Insurance License or P&C Licensing respectively.

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About Becoming A Claims Adjuster

Claims adjusters are insurance professionals that handle property, damages, or personal injury claims. Their primary responsibilities include examining claims, negotiating settlements, and approving or rejecting claimant payments.

Part of the claims adjuster's responsibility is also to interview law enforcement personnel, medical professionals, witnesses, lawyers, and claimants for the purposes of compiling accident and injury-related information. The information obtained is used to compile a report and to determine how much the settlement amount a claimant is entitled to, if any.

In order to become a claims adjuster, candidates should have at least a high school diploma or a GED. Many employers will give preference to applicants with college degrees in the areas of insurance, business, and finance.

In most states, an adjuster's license is a requirement for practicing as a claims adjuster. The requirements for the license vary from state to state. Most firms require applicants to have one to five years of relevant experience, although this may vary depending on the specifics of the position.

In addition to the academic and professional requirements, prospective claims adjusters are also expected to possess analytical ability, exemplary verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal and customer service experience, mathematics aptitude, and familiarity with word processing, spreadsheets, and appraisal software.

How To Receive Your Insurance Adjuster License

An insurance adjuster license allows you to legally practice claims adjusting in your state. Each state has unique requirements you must meet before you can begin your career, but many steps remain the same across the country. These include:
  • Step 1. Choose What Type of Adjuster You Want to Be
    You can choose several directions with a career in claims adjusting. Before you begin your pre-license training, have a good idea in mind of what kind of adjuster you want to be. Most people choose to become either a staff adjuster or an independent adjuster:

    • Staff Adjuster: Staff adjusters are full-time salaried employees of an insurance carrier. They typically handle claims over the phone and work only 40 hours a week.
    • Independent Adjuster: Also known as a catastrophe claims adjuster, an independent adjuster is a contractor for several insurance firms. They visit the site of the loss and interview affected individuals in person. These adjusters have a more flexible schedule and typically work more than 40 hours a week during busy seasons and less during off seasons.
  • Step 2. Complete Any Pre-Licensing Requirements
    Many states require you to receive a special insurance adjuster license before you can practice claims adjusting. In these states, you must typically complete a pre-licensing course, undergo a background check and fingerprinting and pass a state licensing exam.

    For states with pre-licensing requirements, you may have to take a certain number of hours in insurance claims adjuster training. These live or online classes offer a general overview of the state exam and the various roles of an insurance adjuster.

    Many states don't require any pre-licensing courses or exams to receive a claims adjuster license, and some don't require you to have a special insurance adjuster license at all. However, many people who live in areas without licensing requirements still choose to obtain a Designated Home State (DHS) license, specifically for states such as Texas or Florida. This license allows adjusters to designate another state as their resident state and get a job at an independent adjusting firm or work catastrophe claims in another state.
  • Step 3. Pass Your State Exam
    After you've completed any pre-licensing requirements, state laws may require you to complete and pass a state exam. Some states, such as Texas, allow students to choose between taking the state exam from the state's testing administrator or completing an adjustor licensing course and passing the certification exam administered by the education provider.

    At AB Training Center, we offer a host of resources designed to help you fulfill any pre-licensing qualifications and gain the knowledge necessary to pass your state exam. View your unique requirements and our available resources by selecting your state from the list above.
  • Step 4. Maintain Your Licensure
    Most states that require licenses also require you to continue your education. In these cases, you'll need to take a certain number of credit hours every few years to maintain your licensure and keep practicing as an insurance claims adjuster. You can earn these credits through live or online courses, many of which are provided by employers.
Available Insurance Claims Adjuster Classes

Because each state has unique licensing requirements, it's crucial to use study materials specific to the areas you plan to conduct business in. At AB Training Center, we offer a range of courses and resources that vary by state to help you fulfill your unique requirements.

Our online training courses are designed to cover the topics required by each state. You'll receive expert instruction, quizzes and state exams as needed to pass the course and obtain your insurance adjuster license. We also offer live classroom review in certain states, which allows you to connect with local peers and ask questions to expert instructors.

Enroll In An Insurance Adjuster Course With AB Training Center

The right insurance adjuster school hones your skills and gives you the knowledge you need for ongoing success as a claims adjuster. At AB Training Center, we offer top-quality instruction that will help you excel both on your state exam and throughout your career.

We've partnered with leading financial educators such as Kaplan Financial to offer you a wide range of courses and materials for your success. Whatever your state's requirements might be, we have the tools necessary to satisfy any necessary pre-licensing qualifications and guide you toward a rewarding career.

Contact us today for more information on our insurance adjuster courses or select your state from the list above to learn more about your insurance adjuster license requirements.

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Disclaimer: This information provided is based on state laws and regulations, and is subject to change. While we make every effort to asure this information is current and accurate, it is not engaged in rendering legal or professional advice, and shall not be held responsible for inaccuracies contained herein.
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