When you obtain an adjuster license in Texas, there are certain responsibilities you must fulfill to keep it active. It's important to notify the Texas Department of Insurance immediately if you change your address, and you must submit a renewal request with the appropriate fee every two years. In Texas, insurance licenses expire every two years on the day of your birth, depending on the anniversary of your original license year. In addition to renewing your license every two years, you must also complete 24 hours of continuing education (CE) to maintain your license.
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 finish the entire course and the final exam. If the course expires, you'll need to buy it again, but you won't lose all your information as our system will keep track of your progress and you can resume it from where you left off. Texas also 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 their license 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 & 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.