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Getting Started As An Insurance Adjuster

May 4, 2022

March 28, 2022

Once you’ve determined that adjusting is right for you, you’ll need to take the first steps toward becoming a claims adjuster.

Step 1: Research your home state

  • Find out if your state of residence, or your home state, licenses insurance adjusters (hint: most of them do).
  • If you live in a licensing state, you must get your home state license first.
  • Do the pre-licensing courses offered and the exams.
  • If your state doesn’t license insurance adjusters, you must still get a license. We recommend getting your Designated Home State (DHS) license from Texas.

Step 2: Apply for the license

  • Application instructions and requirements vary by state — you will need to formally submit your application and pay your fees after you pass the state exam (or equivalent).  

Step 3: Apply for reciprocal licenses

  • Start applying for reciprocal licenses in the states you’re most likely to work in, like the Gulf and Eastern states due to their high volume of claims. Apply through NIPR and/or Sircon.
  • Complete an application for these states and pay the fees to receive the reciprocal license, without taking another test.

Step 4: Get on rosters

  • Start reaching out to claims firms directly and getting on their rosters.
  • Don't forget to join CNC's roster and give HR a call to be sure they have everything needed to complete your profile.

Step 5: Get trained up!

  • Start attending as many classes as you can.
  • CNC offers eLearning (on-demand classes you can take from home at any time) and numerous in-person classes and boot camps.
  • You’ll want to take these classes not only to learn, but to network and make yourself known!

AdjusterPro is an excellent resource for adjusters and licensing. Visit adjusterpro.com.

As always, call our HR department for more information: 251-471-4718 option 4.

We’ll see you out there!

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