These are your responsibilities when maintaining an active adjuster license in Texas. Notify the Texas Department of Insurance immediately if you change your address. Submit a renewal request with the appropriate fee every two years. In Texas, insurance licenses expire every two years.
The expiration date will be the day of your birth, every two years, depending on the anniversary of your original license year. This means that if you were licensed in an even year, your license will expire on your birthday in the next even-numbered year. Once you have your license, you'll need to complete a few additional steps every few years to keep it active. Texas resident adjusters must complete 24 hours of continuing education (CE) every two years to renew their license.
Licenses must be renewed every two years, on the last day of the licensee's birthday month. The online licensing course for adjusters of all lines in Texas is a 40-hour course. The School of Adjusters will give you up to 6 months (starting from the date of purchase) to complete this course and the final exam. It usually takes our students between 4 days and 3 weeks to complete the entire course and the final exam.
If the course expires, you'll need to buy the course again. You won't lose all your information, as our system will keep the progress of your course and you can resume it from where you left off. Texas grants reciprocal licenses to appraisers who are licensed in their home state or who hold a license from the designated state of residence (DHS), provided that that state grants reciprocal licenses to Texas appraisers. Some states require that you obtain an insurance adjuster's license in your state before applying for a Texas adjuster license.
Independent adjusters and CAT adjusters get the most out of it and usually only work five to six months a year. The first step in obtaining your appraiser license is to complete the pre-license course “All Lines” or “Property %26 Casualty Adjuster Adjuster”. Reciprocity means that an adjuster who holds a state residence license can apply for an appraiser's license in another state without having to take that state's exam. A list is a list of disaster signatures (see the Adaptation Contractors List on the navigation button for professional support) that contains qualified adjusters that are ready to be deployed in the event of a storm or disaster.
If you live in one of the other states, you must first obtain the appraiser's license from your home state and then you can obtain a Texas appraiser's license.