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As an Independent Contractor you are responsible for making sure you have the proper state adjuster licenses for the location where you will be handling claims for Team One. Information for each of the respective state agencies where adjuster licenses are required is listed below.

The following states do not require an adjuster license:

Colorado, District of Columbia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin.


 

Adjuster Licensing by State - Rules and Reciprocity

Please be sure to verify the accuracy individually per state statutes.
State Licensing Requirements, Texas Reciprocity, and Agency Contact Information

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Alabama

  • Is An Adjuster License Required? Yes. The Alabama license is good for one year. No exam is required to obtain the Alabama license but you must be either employed by a licensed adjuster or have sufficient experience demonstrating your competency as an adjuster. No CE credits are required to maintain license.
  • Reciprocal with Texas License? Yes.
  • Are there any restrictions? Alabama does not require you to hold a license in your state of residence in order to enjoy the benefits of reciprocity through Texas.
  • All non residents are required by Alabama law to provide an Alabama address for records purposes. The address you provide will only be used for service of process in the event it is ever needed.
  • Alabama Department of Insurance
    • Phone - (334) 269-3550
    • Fax - (334) 241-4192

Alaska

  • Is An Adjuster License Required? Yes. The Alaska license is good for two years. Exam required. 24 CE credits are required every 2 years to maintain license.
  • Reciprocal with Texas License? Yes.
  • Are there any restrictions? Alaska only grants reciprocity to those holding a Texas resident license.
  • Alaska Division of Insurance
    • Phone - (907) 269-7900
    • Fax - (907) 269-7910

Arizona

  • Is An Adjuster License Required? Yes. Arizona issues a four year Property and Casualty license. Exam required. No CE credits are required to maintain license.
  • Reciprocal with Texas License? No. This license is not reciprocal with any other state's license.
  • Arizona Department of Insurance
    • Phone - (877) 660-0964
    • Fax - (602) 364-4460

Arkansas

  • Is An Adjuster License Required? Yes. The Arkansas license is good for one year. No CE credits are required to maintain license.
  • Reciprocal with Texas License? Yes.
  • Are there any restrictions? Arkansas only grants reciprocity to those holding a Texas resident license.
  • Arkansas Insurance Department
    • Phone - (800) 282-9134
    • Fax - (501) 371-2618

California

Colorado

Connecticut

  • Is An Adjuster License Required? Yes. The Connecticut license expires on the thirtieth of June, every other year and is renewable by application. Exam required.
  • Reciprocal with Texas License? Yes.
  • Are there any restrictions? Connecticut does not require you to hold a license in your state of residence in order to enjoy the benefits of reciprocity through Texas.
  • Connecticut Insurance Department
    • Phone - (860) 297-3800
    • Fax - (860) 566-7410

Delaware

  • Is An Adjuster License Required? Yes. The Delaware license expires every other year. Exam required. 15 CE hours are required every 2 years for residents, however, no CE credits are required for non-residents to maintain their license.
  • Reciprocal with Texas License? Yes.
  • Are there any restrictions? Delaware does not require you to hold a license in your state of residence in order to enjoy the benefits of reciprocity through Texas.
  • Delaware Insurance Commissioner
    • Phone - (302) 674-7390
    • Fax - (302) 739-5280

District of Columbia

Florida

  • Is An Adjuster License Required? Yes. The Florida license is good for two years. Exam required.
  • Reciprocal with Texas License? Yes.
  • Are there any restrictions? You must hold a resident license from your state of residence, provided your state has adjuster licensing requirements. Residents of states without licensing requirements who hold a Texas non-resident license enjoy reciprocity with Florida.
  • Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
  • All adjusters MUST be registered in the "MyProfile" database with the Florida Department of Financial Services.. Once you have registered and set up your profile you can apply for a license and much more.

    Click here to go to the MyProfile page on the Florida Department of Financial Services website.


    MyProfile allows you to:
    • View your license(s), appointment(s), continuing education information, and deficiencies on a pending application for a license.
    • Make a name and address change.
    • Apply for an agent or adjuster examination. This allows an applicant to take the examination prior to applying for the license. When you have passed the examination, you must submit the application for the license. The passing score will expire within one year if the license application is not submitted.
    • Apply for an adjuster license.
    • Apply for a branch license.
    • Print a duplicate license.
  • Florida eAppoint System
  • Licensure & Compliance
  • Florida FAQ
    • Phone - (850) 413-3137
    • Fax - (850) 488-3334

Georgia

  • Is An Adjuster License Required? Yes. The Georgia license is good for one year. 40 hour course and exam required. 15 hours of CE are required every year to maintain license.
  • Reciprocal with Texas License? Yes.
  • Are there any restrictions? Residents of states with no licensing requirements cannot gain the Georgia license reciprocally through Texas.
  • Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner
    • Phone - (404) 656-2070
    • Fax - (404) 657-8542

Hawaii

  • Is An Adjuster License Required? Yes. The Hawaii license is good for two years. Exam required. No CE credits are required to maintain license.
  • Reciprocal with Texas License? No.
  • Hawaii Insurance Division
    • Phone - (808) 586-2790
    • Fax - (808) 586-2799

Idaho

  • Is An Adjuster License Required? Yes. The Idaho license is is good for two years. Exam required. CE credits are required for residents only.
  • Reciprocal with Texas License? Yes.
  • Are there any restrictions? Idaho only grants reciprocity to those holding a Texas resident license.
  • Idaho Department of Insurance
    • Phone - (208) 334-4250
    • Fax - (208) 334-4398

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

  • Is An Adjuster License Required? Yes. The Kentucky license is good for one year. Exam required. No CE credits are required to maintain license.
  • Reciprocal with Texas License? Yes.
  • Are there any restrictions? Kentucky does not require you to hold a license in your state of residence in order to enjoy the benefits of reciprocity through Texas.
  • Kentucky Office of Insurance
    • Phone - (800) 595-6053
    • Fax - (502) 564-6030

Louisiana

  • Is An Adjuster License Required? Yes.
  • Reciprocal License? No. If you hold a valid adjuster license from your home state you only need to APPLY for the Louisiana license rather than take the exam.
  • Non-Resident adjusters should apply for a non-resident license.
  • Submit Form 1546A or apply online via NIPR. Note: if you use this link you must go to the bottom of the page and indicate your accept the conditions.
  • Pass Louisiana exam, when required.
    • Pay $55 application fee.
  • Louisiana Department of Insurance
    • Phone - (800) 259-5300
    • Fax - (225) 342-8622

  • NOTE: In the event of a catastrophe or an emergency, no claims adjuster license shall be required for an individual who is employed or retained by an insurer and brought into this state for the purpose of investigating or making adjustment of losses resulting from the catastrophe or emergency. However, a catastrophe or emergency claims adjuster must be registered with the department prior to working in this capacity in Louisiana.

Maine

  • Is An Adjuster License Required? Yes. The Maine license is good for two years. Exam required. No CE credits are required to maintain license.
  • Reciprocal with Texas License? Yes.
  • Are there any exceptions? Maine does notrequire you to hold a license in your state of residence in order to enjoy the benefits of reciprocity through Texas.
  • Maine Bureau of Insurance
    • Phone - (207) 624-8475
    • Fax - (207) 624-8599

Maryland

Massachusetts

  • Is An Adjuster License Required? Yes. The Massachusetts license is good for three years. Exam and two years experience required. 15 hours of CE are required every three years to maintain this license.
  • NOTE: Massachusetts does not require a license for independent adjusters, only Public Adjusters are licensed in Massachusetts.
  • Reciprocal with Texas License? No.
  • Massachusetts Division of Insurance
    • Phone - (617) 521-7794
    • Fax - (617) 521-7772

Michigan

  • Is An Adjuster License Required? Yes. Exam required. The Michigan license is perpetual, provided a yearly invoice is paid. No CE credits are required to maintain license.
  • Reciprocal with Texas License? Yes.
  • Are there any restrictions? You must have passed your Texas Exam within 90 days, or you will be required to take the Michigan exam. Michigan does notrequire you to hold a license in your state of residence in order to enjoy the benefits of reciprocity through Texas.
  • Michigan Office of Financial and Insurance Services
    • Phone - (517) 373-0234
    • Fax - (517) 335-3157

Minnesota

  • Is An Adjuster License Required? Yes. Exam required.
  • Reciprocal with Texas License? Yes.
  • Are there any restrictions? Application by means of reciprocity for a Minnesota license must include one's test score from a state exam (scores from pre-licensing courses are not applicable).
  • Minnesota Department Of Commerce
    • Phone - (651) 296-6319
    • Fax - (651) 296-4328

Mississippi

  • Is An Adjuster License Required? Yes. The Mississippi license is good for one year. Exam required. 12 hours of CE are required every year to maintain this license.
  • Reciprocal with Texas License? Yes.
  • Are there any restrictions? Mississippi residents can reciprocally obtain their Mississippi license through a Texas non-resident license.
  • Mississippi Insurance Department
    • Phone - (601) 359 3582
    • Fax - (601) 359 1951

Missouri

Montana

  • Is An Adjuster License Required? Yes. The Montana license is good for two years. Exam required. 24 hours of CE are required every two years to maintain this license.
  • Reciprocal with Texas License? Yes.
  • Are there any restrictions? You must take portion of the state test, covering law in Montana, to gain your license reciprocally. Montana does notrequire you to hold a license in your state of residence in order to enjoy the benefits of reciprocity through Texas, though you may be required to obtain a letter of certification from the state in which you were previously adjusting.
  • Montana State Auditor's Office
    • Phone - (406) 444-2040
    • Fax - (406) 444-3497

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

  • Is An Adjuster License Required? Yes.The New Hampshire license is good for two years. Exam required. 20 hours of CE are required to maintain this license.
  • Reciprocal with Texas License? Yes.
  • Are there any restrictions? You must hold a resident license from your state of residence, provided your state has adjuster licensing requirements. Residents of states without licensing requirements who hold a Texas non-resident license enjoy reciprocity with New Hampshire.
  • New Hampshire Insurance Department
    • Phone - (603) 271-2216
    • Fax - (603) 271-1406

New Jersey

New Mexico

  • Is An Adjuster License Required? Yes. The New Mexico license is good for one year. Exam required. 15 hours of CE per year, 1 hour of which must be in ethics, are required to maintain this license.
  • Reciprocal with Texas License? Yes.
  • Are there any restrictions? If the state in which you hold a resident license requires CE, then those CE hours are sufficient to satisfy New Mexico's requirements. If the state in which you hold a resident license has no CE requirements, then you must comply with New Mexico's requirement of 15 hours per year.
  • New Mexico Public Regulation Commission Insurance Division
    • Phone - (505) 827-4601
    • Fax - (505) 827-4373

New York

  • Is An Adjuster License Required? Yes. The New York license is good for two years. Exam required. No CE credits are required to maintain license.
  • Reciprocal with Texas License? No. The New York license is not reciprocal with any other state.
  • New York State Insurance Department
    • Phone - (518) 474-6630
    • Fax - (518) 473-6814

North Carolina

  • Is An Adjuster License Required? Yes. The North Carolina license is perpetual provided the CE requirements are met. Exam required. 12 hours of CE are required every year to maintain this license.
  • Reciprocal with Texas License? Yes.
  • Are there any restrictions? North Carolina does not require you to hold a license in your state of residence in order to enjoy the benefits of reciprocity through Texas.
  • North Carolina Department of Insurance
    • Phone - (919) 807-6800
    • Fax - (919) 733-6495

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

  • Is An Adjuster License Required? Yes. Exam required. 12 hours of CE are required to maintain this license.
  • Reciprocal with Texas License? Yes.
  • Are there any restrictions? You must hold a resident license from your state of residence, provided your state has adjuster licensing requirements. Residents of states without licensing requirements who hold a Texas non-resident license enjoy reciprocity with Oklahoma.
  • Oklahoma Insurance Department
    • Phone - (405) 521-3916
    • Fax - (405) 522-3642

Oregon

  • Is An Adjuster License Required? Yes. The Oregon license is good for two years. Exam required. No CE credits are required to maintain license.
  • Reciprocal with Texas License? Yes
  • Are there any restrictions?
  • Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services
    • Phone - (503) 947-7980
    • Fax - (503) 378-4351

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

  • Is An Adjuster License Required? Yes. The Rhode Island resident license is good for one year, while the non-resident license is good for two years. Exam required. No CE credits are required to maintain license.
  • Reciprocal with Texas License? Yes.
  • Are there any restrictions? Rhode Island only grants reciprocity to those holding a Texas resident license.
  • Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation
    • Phone - (401) 222-2223
    • Fax - (401) 751-4887

South Carolina

  • Is An Adjuster License Required? Yes. Exam required. No CE credits are required to maintain license.
  • Reciprocal with Texas License? Yes.
  • Are there any restrictions? You must hold a resident license from your state of residence, provided your state has adjuster licensing requirements. Residents of states without licensing requirements who hold a Texas non-resident license enjoy reciprocity with South Carolina.
  • South Carolina Department of Insurance
    • Phone - (803) 737-6160
    • Fax - (803) 737-6205

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

  • Is An Adjuster License Required? Yes. The Texas license is good for two years. A state issued exam or the completion of a Certified Texas Pre-licensing Course is required. 30 hours of CE, half on which must be classroom or classroom equivalent, are required every two years to maintain this license.
  • Texas Department of Insurance
    • Phone - (512) 463-6169
    • Fax - (512) 475-2005

Utah

  • Is An Adjuster License Required? Yes. The Utah license is good for two years. Exam required. 12 CE hours, 3 of which must be in ethics, are required every two years to maintain a resident license, no CE credits are required to maintain a non-resident license.
  • Reciprocal with Texas License? Yes.
  • Are there any restrictions? Utah does not require you to hold a license in your state of residence in order to enjoy the benefits of reciprocity through Texas.
  • Utah Insurance Department
    • Phone - (801) 538-3035
    • Fax - (801) 538-3829

Vermont

  • Is An Adjuster License Required? Yes. The Vermont license is good for two years. Exam required. No CE credits are required to maintain license.
  • Reciprocal with Texas License? Yes.
  • Are there any restrictions? Vermont does not require you to hold a license in your state of residence in order to enjoy the benefits of reciprocity through Texas.
  • Vermont Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities, and Health Care Administration
    • Phone - (802) 828-3303
    • Fax - (802) 828-3306

Virginia

Washington

  • Is An Adjuster License Required? Yes. The Washington license is good for two years. 24 CE hours, 3 of which must be in ethics, are required every two years to maintain a resident license, no CE credits are required to maintain a non-resident license.
  • Reciprocal with Texas License? Yes.
  • Are there any restrictions? You must hold a resident license somewhere in order to enjoy reciprocity through your Texas license in Washington.
  • Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner
    • Phone - (360) 725-7144
    • Fax - (360) 586-3535

West Virginia

  • Is An Adjuster License Required? Yes. The West Virginia license is good for one year. Exam required. No CE credits are required to maintain license.
  • Reciprocal with Texas License? Yes.
  • Are there any restrictions? You must hold a resident license somewhere in order to enjoy reciprocity in West Virginia.
  • West Virginia Offices of the Insurance Commissioner
    • Phone - (304) 558-0610
    • Fax - (304) 558-4966

Wisconsin

Wyoming

  • Is An Adjuster License Required? Yes. The Wyoming license is good for two years. Exam required. 24 CE hours, 3 of which must be in ethics, are required every two years to maintain a resident license, no CE credits are required to maintain a non-resident license, if you provide a letter of certification.
  • Reciprocal with Texas License? Yes.
  • Are there any restrictions? You must hold a resident license somewhere in order to enjoy reciprocity in Wyoming.
  • Wyoming Insurance Department
    • Phone - (307) 777-7401
    • Fax - (307) 777-5895




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