How to Become a Texas Insurance Adjuster

More and more people are choosing to change their career paths. People who’ve been working in various other industries for years are taking the plunge, and becoming Texas Insurance Adjusters. Really, this is a great choice. Insurance Adjusters enjoy great pay and job security, which during times such as these is more important than ever. It’s relatively easy to get started as an insurance adjuster in the state of Texas. You just need to meet a few basic requirements, complete a certification course, take a TDI-approved exam, and apply for your license. Getting the Texas All-Lines license is also a great investment because Texas has a reciprocity agreement with several other states. That means once you obtain your Texas All-Lines license you’ll be qualified to investigate insurance claims in a number of other states. 

Anyways, let’s get to it. This is how to become an insurance adjuster in Texas. 

Meet the Basic Requirements

There are only a few basic requirements you need to meet to qualify for an insurance adjuster’s license in Texas. They include: 

  • U.S. Citizen or a legal immigrant with a work authorization
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Be a Texas resident or reside in a state without dedicated insurance licensing

2021 Training Pre-Licensing Courses

Our Texas All-Lines Licensing course is 40 credit hours to fulfill state requirements. It consists of 32 hours of online learning material and 8 hours of self-guided homework. Our course is modeled after a 3- day in-person course, so those who are particularly motivated can complete the course over a long weekend. 

Once you complete the coursework, we will administer the Texas Department of Insurance approved licensing exam. Then, you will be awarded your certification, and you’ll have everything you need to apply for the Texas All-Lines license. 

Take the Licensing Exam

You need to score 70% or higher on your proctored licensing exam to get an insurance adjuster’s license in the state of Texas. The Texas All-Lines exam is 150 questions and you have 2 ½ hours to complete it. The average score for this type of test nationwide is about 55%. That’s why it’s important to enroll in a trusted program like the ones through 2021 Training. Our students consistently test well on the insurance adjuster’s exam, and our glowing reviews reflect that.   

Get Fingerprinted

Before you can get your all-lines insurance adjuster license you’ll need to submit to a fingerprint background check. If you have a criminal record you may be denied a license. You can fulfill the fingerprinting requirement with IdentoGo

Determine What Type of Adjuster You’ll Be

There are various kinds of insurance adjuster work available out there, and some of them require different licenses. 

  • Staff Adjuster– Work for insurance agency
  • Independent Adjuster– Contractor who performs adjuster work for an insurance company
  • CAT Adjuster– Independent adjuster who travels and processes claims during severe weather events and works when there are high volumes of claims 
  • Public Adjuster– Advocates for the customer, not the insurer (Requires different type of license)

Apply for License

You can apply for your license online. Just upload your fingerprint receipt from IndentoGO and any other relevant documentation, and start the application process. 

2021 Training Continued Education

All licensed claims adjusters in Texas must complete 24 hours of education every two years to maintain their license. Our CE courses satisfy this requirement, and we report the completion of our courses in as little as two business days. Visit our website to sign up for one of our insurance adjusters courses. Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned pro we have something for you.