Becoming an insurance adjuster can be a challenging, rewarding, and lucrative career. To help aspiring adjusters get started, Claims Adjuster Academy (CAA) offers accredited training approved by the Texas Department of Insurance. With experienced and licensed facilitators, CAA teaches a range of approved curriculums, including pre-licensing courses and exams, continuing education courses, vendor programs, and online self-study curricula accessible to members. All courses and programs provide a strong foundation for understanding the insurance industry and the skills needed to perform in this exciting and rewarding profession.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are no educational requirements; you must be 18 years or older and be a US citizen or legal alien with work authorization from the US Immigration and Naturalization Services. 1) Complete CAA’s approved certified pre-licensing course and pass the state exam, and 2) Submit the appropriate application fees along with fingerprints to the Texas Department of Insurance to become an adjuster. Additional fees may be associated with fingerprinting services.
This does not automatically disqualify you. However, the honest answer is it is taken on a case-by-case basis. Just because you have a criminal history doesn’t automatically disqualify you from being an adjuster. Make sure you provide the specific details of your offense to the Texas Department of Insurance. Please follow the exact instructions on the TDI application. For more information, contact TDI @ 512-676-6500.
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.
The Texas All-Lines Adjuster License permits adjusters to handle various insurance claims such as property, auto, and workers comp. It is recognized in over 30 states, which widens the adjuster’s job opportunities, making them more marketable, and increasing their chances of securing a job and earning more money. Additionally, this license enables adjusters to work across state lines, expanding their career prospects.
The National Association of Independent Insurance Adjusters’ website, www.naiia.com, provides a comprehensive list of hundreds of independent claims adjusting firms in need of quality adjusters across the nation..
In today’s world, insurance has become a significant industry that covers everything from homes and cars to data and body parts. This growing industry creates a demand for claims adjusters as insurance policies result in insurance claims. Additionally, many people are surprised to discover the high earning potential of independent insurance adjusters. Losses can occur at any time, regardless of economic conditions, and the country needs adjusters to adjust these losses every month of the year. This means that adjusters are always in demand, even during challenging times such as during hurricanes or a recession.
Texas insurance adjusters are required to complete 24 hours of TDI-approved continuing education on their birthdate during each 2-year renewal cycle. This includes 3 hours of ethics training as part of the 24-hour requirement. For a full list of available courses, please refer to our CE Courses section under CAA Continuing Education.