Maryland Insurance Adjuster Licensing
While Maryland does offer and require license for public adjusters, they do not license independent adjusters. For Maryland residents wanting to work in states other than Maryland as an independent adjuster, a nonresident Designated Home State (DHS) All-Lines adjuster license can be obtained from Texas and is a great option to enter this career. Having a DHS license will allow you to get licenses through reciprocity in most of the states (but not all) that require licensing. We have the courses to help you get started in this process.
What is a nonresident Designated Home State License?
It is when another state that you don’t live in allows you to get a license in their state as if you were a resident in that state. So while it isn’t licensing you in your home state, it is allowing you to hold a license in another state as if you were a resident there. It allows you to work in the state you received the DHS license as an independent adjuster.
What is reciprocity?
First let’s understand what reciprocity isn’t. It doesn’t give you permission to just go to any other state and begin working claims. Reciprocity is a mutual agreement between states that allows an adjuster with a license in one state to apply for a license in another state without having to take the state’s exam or go through a separate licensing process. You will have to fill out an application and pay any fees required to get a license in that state issued to you. Not all states offer reciprocity, but many do for independent adjusters holding a license in their home state or “designated” home state.
Applicable Training Courses
The Texas All-Lines Pre-Licensing Course will prepare you to become licensed in Texas and get you started. Click here to learn more and register for this course.
Q. What Should I Do To Become a Maryland Insurance Adjuster? (Not for Public Adjusters)
A. Get a Texas All-Lines Insurance Adjusters License with Texas as your “Designated Home State”. Since there is no such thing as a Maryland Insurance Adjuster License, you should get a license in a state such as Texas that allows you to get a “Designated Home State” license if you are from a state that offers no licensing.
Q. How do I become licensed in the state of Texas?
A. Here are the steps you need to take:
- Complete the Texas All-Lines Pre-Licensing Class
- Get fingerprints to submit with your application.
- Complete the Texas application choosing Texas as your “Designated Home State”.
- Submit the application to state with:
- State Fee: $50
- Class Completion Certificate from our online course
- Fingerprint Receipt
- Completed Application (See How To Fill Out License Application)
Q. How do I contact the Maryland Insurance Administration?
A. Their contact info is as follows:
- By Mail: Maryland Insurance Administration, 200 St. Paul Place, Suite 2700, Baltimore, MD 21202
- By Phone: 410-468-2000 or 1-800-492-6116
- By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Online: https://insurance.maryland.gov/Pages/default.aspx
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