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Insurance Adjusting 101

Insurance adjusting is a rewarding and challenging career that involves assessing the damage of property and personal injuries in order to determine the value of insurance claims. In Texas, insurance adjusters are required to be licensed by the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI). Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to get your insurance adjusting license in Texas.

Meet The Qualifications

To become a licensed insurance adjuster in Texas, you must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or equivalent. You must also pass a background check and be of good moral character. Once these requirements are met, you are ready to take one of our courses!

Complete A Pre-licensing Course

The TDI requires that all insurance adjuster candidates complete a pre-licensing course that is approved by the department. This course will provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to pass the licensing exam. We have a course that meets the state requirements and it is also accessible to you online. You can access your course material anywhere you have your device and internet access.

Pass the Licensing Exam

After completing the pre-licensing course, you will need to pass the state licensing exam. You will be ready to take the exam right after you finish your training course and consists of 150 multiple-choice questions. If you don’t pass the first time, don’t worry. You can retake the exam until you pass. We also allow you to look back through your course material as long as you need to be fully prepared for the exam.

Apply For a License

Once you have passed the licensing exam, you can submit an application for a license to the TDI. Along with the application, you will need to submit a fingerprint card, proof of completion of the pre-licensing course, and the appropriate fee. This licensing process is typically completed very quickly, within a matter of days even.

Get Familiar with Xactimate

Xactimate is a software program used by insurance adjusters to estimate the cost of repairs for damage to a property. It is widely used in the industry and many insurance companies require their adjusters to be proficient in its use. Consider taking a course or becoming certified in Xactimate.

Find an Adjusting Firm Or Work as an Independent Adjuster

Once you have your license, you can work as an employee of an adjusting firm or as an independent adjuster. Many adjusters start out working for a firm and then move on to working independently. Regardless of whether you want to work for a firm or independently, you have a wide range of options to choose from in your career.

Continuing Education

Adjusters must complete 24 hours of continuing education every 2 years to maintain their license. The TDI will notify you when your continuing education is due. The purpose of continuing education is to ensure that adjusters remain up-to-date on the latest industry developments and regulations. The TDI-approved CE courses cover a wide range of topics such as ethics, laws and regulations, claims handling, and professional development.

When your CE is due, the TDI will notify you by mail and provide instructions on how to renew your license. It\’s important to pay attention to the expiration date of your license and renew it on time, as failure to do so may result in penalties or even revocation of your license.

Call 2021 Training

Call 2021 Training at (972) 767-7699 or contact us when you are ready to start your career as an insurance adjuster. Becoming an insurance adjuster in Texas requires passing a pre-licensing course and a licensing exam, meeting qualifications, and completing continuing education. Familiarizing yourself with Xactimate will enhance your skills and increase your chances of getting hired. With hard work and dedication, you can build a successful career as an insurance adjuster in Texas.

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