A career as an insurance adjuster can be rewarding, demanding and lucrative all at the same time. Some individuals thrive when challenged, which is why they’re attracted to Becoming an Insurance Adjuster!
Claims Adjuster Academy (CAA) is an accredited training approved (licensed) (provider) by the Texas Department of Insurance (provider #136474). CAA provides you with experienced, licensed facilitators teaching a full range of approved (curriculums): inclusive the pre-licensing courses and exam, continuing education courses, vendor programs, as well as online member-accessible self-study curricula. All courses and programs will provide you the foundations for understanding to perform an exciting and rewarding profession in its fields of discipline.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are no educational requirements; you must be 18 years are older and be a US citizen or legal alien who possesses a work authorization from the US Immigration and Naturalization Services. 1) Complete CAA’s approved certified pre-licensing course and exam, 2) Submit the appropriate application and fees along with fingerprints to the Texas Department of Insurance to become an adjuster. Additional fees may be associated with notary and fingerprinting services.
This does not automatically disqualify you. However, the real answer is it is taken on a case-by-case basis. Just because you have a criminal history doesn’t automatically preclude you from being an adjuster. Make sure you provide all the specific details to the Texas Department of Insurance. Please follow the exact instructions on the TDI application. For more information; contact TDI @ 512-322-3503
CAA is passionate about providing the best training courses and online classroom experience in the industry. We are committed to helping you succeed at every step of your adjusting career. At Claims Adjuster Academy, we believe in serving our customers with transparency and honesty.
An insurance adjuster license is only the starting point in a new career. Software training like Xactimate is essential. Also, register with some (IA) Independent Agency firms like Alacrity, BestIRS, Crawford, Eberl, Pilot, and Renfroe they can prepare you for the Statefarm Auto and Property certification. Secondly, you should obtain some additional licenses. The Gulf State licenses are good to have during hurricane season; Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Texas would be a great starting point.
There are hundreds of independent claims adjusting firms across the nation in need of quality adjusters. A good starting point is to research the National Association of Independent Insurance Adjusters at www.naiia.com . This site has a list of hundreds of firms in need of independent adjusters.
Insurance is big business in today’s world, we insure everything from homes and cars to data and yes, even body parts…if there is something on the line to lose, chances are there is insurance for it. So what does this mean for you, the potential claims adjuster? Insurance policies result in insurance claims and the need for a claims adjuster. Secondly, people are surprised when they find out how much money independent insurance adjusters make. Losses occur regardless of economic conditions, and the country needs insurance adjusters to adjust these losses every month of the year. Hurricanes can hit at the same time as a recession.
Texas insurance adjusters need 24 hours of TDI-approved continuing education during every 2-year renewal cycle on your birthdate. Also, you need 3 hours of ethics training as part of your 24 hours
(See Continuing Educations under our CE Courses, for a complete list of courses available.)