Texas Public Insurance Adjuster Licensing: A 2017 Guide

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Our 2018 guide to licensing for Texas public adjusters is now available! Find out if any license requirements have changed by reading our updated guide here.

Every Texas public insurance adjuster is required to be licensed by the Texas Department of Insurance prior to conducting business. An insurance adjuster is someone who investigates insurance claims to determine the amount of liability. The adjuster will often analyze hospital records, inspect property damage or interview witnesses when investigating claims. The licensing requirements for public insurance adjusters are established by the TIC § 4102.001.

What are the requirements to receive a Texas public insurance adjuster license?

Those applying for a Texas public adjuster license must meet the following requirements to legally conduct business in the state of Texas:

  • Must achieve passing score on the Pearson VUE exam OR a TDI certified course AND approved final examination
  • Applicants must complete 24 hours of continuing education every two years to maintain a license
    • Two hours must cover ethics, and at least 50% must be taken in a classroom or a classroom equivalent
  • The applicant must submit to fingerprinting for a background check
  • Must pay a $50 license fee, a $40 examination fee and a $50 renewal fee at the time of license expiration
  • Submit a $10,000 surety bond made payable to the Texas Department of Insurance

Where should applications be sent?

Physical applications and application materials should be sent via mail to the Texas Department of Insurance at the following address:

Texas Department of Insurance

Agent and Adjuster Licensing, MC 107-1A

P.O. BOX 12069

Austin, TX 78711-2069

How do I get a Texas public insurance adjuster surety bond?

Texas public insurance adjuster bonds may be purchased instantly for just $100. No underwriting is required, so your bond will be issued as soon as your information is submitted and your payment is received. Your bond will then be sent electronically via email, meaning you can receive your bond the very same day it is purchased. Save time and money by getting your $10,000 Texas public insurance adjuster bond with SuretyBonds.com!

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Lindsey Jenkins
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