Adjuster Alert: Hurricane Ian

This free online guide covers the licensing process, training recommendations, and pro tips you need for a successful deployment.

What Do Insurance Adjusters Need to Get Ready to Deploy to Florida in Response to Hurricane Ian

When it comes to natural disasters, insurance adjusters perform some of the most impactful work after the dust settles. After being affected by any natural disaster, after ensuring that everyone is safe and accounted for, the first thing that most people will do is contact their insurance carrier. Now that Hurricane Ian has made landfall in Florida, now is the time to get your license finished up and squared away.

Hurricane Ian Has Created Many Insurance Claims

Like any natural disaster, Hurricane Ian has disrupted many lives and damaged many properties and belongings. There will undoubtedly be many claims coming in and many people who need the attention of insurance adjusters. By completing your training now and being available to work by the time the hurricane’s damage is complete, you will be able to help many people and lighten the load of pending claims. 

Follow these 3 easy steps to get your license in time to be deployed and able to work during the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.

STEP ONE

Get Your Adjuster License. If you reside in Texas or a Non-Licensing state, use our Texas All-Lines Pre-Licensing Course.  With your Texas license, you will apply to get your other state licenses with a simple application process and reciprocity through either Sircon.com or NIPR.com.

STEP TWO

Apply to Independent Adjusting (IA) Firms. After you have secured an insurance adjuster license, you need to get on the rosters of various Independent Adjusting (IA) firms.

STEP THREE

Increase Your Knowledge and Skills. Ask these IA firms if they can sponsor you for the Florida Emergency Adjuster license. This license is only a 90-day license, but will allow you to work until your real license is processed.

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Step One

Complete Your Insurance Adjuster Training Online

 

For residents of Texas and any other states that don’t offer licensing to work as an adjuster for carriers, our Texas All-Lines Pre-Licensing insurance adjuster training course is available to satisfy the training requirements needed to apply for a Texas Insurance Adjuster License. 

You will be able to apply for your Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina licenses through reciprocity once you have your Texas Adjuster License.  Remember, this is only step one, and completing these online courses does not prepare you to begin working as an insurance adjuster. To complete the process, move down to step two!

Important:  If your state does not offer licensing for being an adjuster for a carrier, you may use Texas as a designated home state, and get a license to work in Texas. If your state does offer licensing for adjusters, you need to secure your home state adjuster license first, then come back and proceed to step two.

     

    Online Texas All-Lines Pre-Licensing Class FAQs

    Can I use this course if I don’t live in Texas?

    If you live in a state that provides it’s own license such as Oklahoma, Florida, Georgia, etc., you cannot use this course to get your Texas license. You would have to get your home state license first and then apply to get your Texas license through reciprocity. If you live in a state that does not have an insurance adjuster license such as Colorado and Virginia (See full list at bottom of page) you may use this course to get Texas as your “Primary License”. You would select Texas as your designated home state when applying for your license.

    What other costs will I have in getting my Texas Adjusters License?

    There is a $50 fee paid to the state with all applications.  You will also need to obtain your fingerprints to submit with your application.  Fingerprinting usually runs around $45.  This means your license will be less than $300 including state fees with our course!

    What happens if I fail the exam?

    If for some reason you get less than a 70% on the final exam, you will have the ability to retake the exam in the online classroom at any time.  By using the study guide, most have no issue in passing the final exam but you have the ability to take the final exam until you pass.  It is a 150-question exam.

    Can I see a sample of the course before I purchase?

    There is a sample of the actual class at the bottom of this page. Please watch and enjoy.

    What if I have questions about the content during the course?

    There is a “Support” tab within the classroom that allows you to submit your question and someone will get back to you in a timely fashion.  Of course, we are always availble by phone during normal business hours.

    Step Two

    Submit to Independent Adjusting (IA) Firms 

    After you have secured an insurance adjuster license you need to get on the rosters of various Independent Adjusting (IA) firms. 

    We recommend you start with these firms:

    • Pilot Catastrophe Services, Inc.
    • E. A. Renfroe
    • Crawford & Company
    • Alacrity Solutions
    • Eberl Claims Services

    Be sure to check our list of Independent Adjusting Firms for more options.

       

      List of Independent Adjustment Firms

      Step Three

      Increase Your Knowledge and Skills

      Just because the training is over does not mean your training is done! Never stop looking for opportunities to further your experience and sharpen your skills. Especially when a natural disaster has happened, it’s important to be as prepared as possible.

      Ask these IA firms if they can sponsor you for the Florida Emergency Adjuster license if they are offered. This license is only a 90-day license. By the time this emergency license expires, you should have your permanent Texas Adjuster license.

      • Take our online Xactimate X1 ($229) training course
      • Take our Practical Adjusting ($99) course
      • Get packed and ready to be deployed

      Important: During large events emergency/temporary licenses may be offered. We recommend you complete your online course and get your application in to the state BEFORE you deploy because those with emergency/temporary licenses are almost always sent home first. If you get your insurance adjuster license application to the state before you deploy, there is a really good chance that your actual license will be issued before your temporary one expires.

      Finish Your Insurance Adjusting Training With 2021 Training

      Now is the perfect time to complete your training. Get in touch with us today to learn more about how you can get licensed ASAP, and get to work just in time to help those affected by Hurricane Ian. Our online courses are specially designed to make training simple, efficient, and timely.

      Get The Smart Start Pack Training Bundle

      Our Smart Start Pack bundles the 3 course mentioned on this pages.  We created this package specifically for people getting started in the insurance adjusting industry. In addition to saving you time and money, the Smart Start Pack covers the most important issues every insurance adjuster needs to know to have a successful career as an insurance adjuster.

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      2021Training Recap: Steps to get your insurance adjuster license:

      Know The Reciprocity Rules For Your State

      Verify you live in a qualifying state to use Texas as your Resident State (you live here) or as your Designated Home State (your state doesn’t offer licensing to insurance adjusters).

      Check Out Our State Guides For More Details

       

      Complete Required Training Online

      Purchase and complete our insurance adjuster licensing course online.

      Pro Tip 

      We recommend the All-Lines course. The P&C (Property and Casualty) will work too because the qualifications are the same, but  most students will appreciate having the broader license.

       

      Get Your Fingerprints

      Get your fingerprints from IdentoGO to submit with your online application.

      Submit Your Application to the State

      Submit your application online with your Certificate of Completion from our Texas Adjuster Pre-Licensing class and your fingerprint receipt from IdentoGO to the state.  A payment of $50 will be due to the Texas Department of Insurance at the time of application.