The first step in becoming an Adjuster, (CAT Adjuster, Independent Adjuster, Staff Adjuster or Public Adjuster) is to get your adjuster license. There are two courses to choose from, and both will earn you the license – ALL LINES or PROPERTY & CASUALTY. The courses are basically the same, with the difference being, Workman’s Compensation. The ALL LINES course includes it, and the P&C does not. The reason for two courses that are essentially the same, is that few adjusters want to mess with Workman’s Compensation, and the belief is, a P&C license will keep you from being considered for those claims. Most people want to be an Independent Adjuster or CAT (Catastrophe) Adjuster, the bulk of Workman’s Comp claims are handled by the local Staff Adjusters, so it is rarely an issue. However, an ALL LINES adjuster is a slightly better asset to an Adjusting Firm, and you want to do everything possible to give yourself an edge over your competition – other adjusters on the roster. The difference in the two licenses is minimal, but when asked which we would recommend, the answer is… ALL LINES.
The next consideration is, what state should I get my license from? TEXAS! If you are serious about a career as an Insurance Adjuster, you will want a Texas license. Texas literally wrote the book on insurance. It was so well done and so comprehensive that over 30 states ‘adopted’ it via reciprocity. This means that by taking just one exam, you have an almost nationwide reach! This makes you a far more desirable adjuster than someone with just a license from their home state. (A few states require you to have their license first. To see if you live in one of those states, click… Getting Started) Even if you have a license from your home state, you will still want a Texas license. Most successful adjusters have a Texas license.
All Lines Course
Course Approval No. 108197
The All Lines course by TXALA, is a 40 hour rated course. It empowers you with the ability to study and work at your convenience on-line 24/7. This is a web-based learning solution that follows the mandated structure set forth by the Texas Department of Insurance. TDI’s requirements consists of on-line reading assignments with quizzes, a downloadable 10 hour self study reading assignment, plus an on-line proctored 150 question final exam.
We have systematically toned down much of the jargon that is so pervasive on insurance websites. This makes the essential information you require to obtain a Texas All Lines Adjuster’s License easier to comprehend.
The versatility of a Texas All Lines Adjuster license certifies you to work the following types of claims:
Residential | Commercial | Farm | Ranch | Auto | Inland Marine | Ocean Marine | Workers Comp
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* Temporary license… A temporary license is not offered for an all lines adjuster license.
* Provisional permit… A provisional permit is not offered for an all lines adjuster license.
* Emergency license… A 90-day emergency license is offered for an all lines adjuster license.
Application for Emergency License:
A. You can apply for a 90-day emergency adjuster license during a disaster.
B. You must be sponsored by:
Another person or business that has an active Texas adjuster license. or
An insurance company licensed in Texas and in good standing.
You must apply online by using Sircon.
If you live in Texas (resident), click on the “New Adjuster License” button on the Sircon website.
If you don’t live in Texas (non-resident), click on the “Other Licenses” button on the Sircon website.
The application fee is $20.
Property and Casualty
Course Approval No. 101186
A Texas Property & Casualty Adjuster license authorizes you to work the following types of claims:
Residential | Commercial | Farm | Ranch | Auto | Inland Marine | Ocean Marine
The Property and Casualty course is 40 hours and by taking it online through TXALA, you are empowered with the ability to study and work at your convenience on-line 24/7. TXALA is a web-based learning solution that follows the mandated structure set forth by the Texas Department of Insurance. These mandates consists of on-line reading assignments with quizzes, a downloadable 10 hour self study reading assignment, plus an on-line proctored 150 question final exam.
You are given three hours (180 minutes) to take the Final Examination. The exam consists of 150 multiple choice questions, each with four possible answers. You must score at least 70% to pass. A Proctor is required to monitor your taking of the exam, and they must verify no cheating takes place by way of an affidavit provided at the end of the exam. If you fail the Final Exam you will be allowed to take it three more times at no charge. There will be a $20 charge for any subsequent re-takes. Upon successfully completing the exam, you will receive a Completion Certificate sent to you by regular mail with detailed instructions on submitting it to TDI for your Texas All Lines Adjuster’s License, or your Texas Property & Casualty’s License.
Texas Department of Insurance.
P.O. Box 149104
Austin, TX 78714
If you are ready for a new career as an Insurance Claims Adjuster,
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