How to Become an Adjuster – Insurance Adjuster Licensing & Training
Is The Adjuster School certified by the Texas Department of Insurance?
Yes, the The Adjuster School is certified by the Texas Department of Insurance.
- Texas Department of Insurance Provider # 33399
- Adjuster All-Lines Pre-Licensing Course # 15605
- Online Texas All Lines Adjuster Pre-Licensing Course # 90535
- Xactimate Training Course # 15609
- 15 Hour Classroom Equivalent Package 1 # 90456
- 15 Hour Classroom Equivalent Package 2 # 90457
- Key Principles of Insurance # 90493Methods to Resolve Disputes # 90492
How much does your Classroom Texas All-Lines Pre-Licensing course cost?
The cost is $349. This cost covers everything (Course, Material and Exam).
The cost for the Xactimate Training is $299 and the Claims Adjuster Skills Mastery class is $237.
We currently have a Combo Package which allows you to get all the courses for $600.
When you take the Combo Package, you will save $275.00
How much does your On-Line Texas All Lines Adjuster Pre-Licensing Course cost?
The cost is $169.00. The course is 100% online and self paced.
How long do I have to complete the On-Line Texas All Lines Adjuser Pre-Licensing course?
The Online Texas All Lines Adjuster Licensing course is a 40 hour course. The Adjuster School will allow you up to 6 months (from the date of purchase) to complete this course and the Final Examination. It normally takes our students anywhere from 4 days to 3 weeks to complete the entire course and Final Examination. In the event of course expiration, you will have to repurchase the course. You will not lose all of your information, as our system will maintain your course progression and you will be able to resume wherever you left off.
You have up to 3 attempts to pass the Final Examination. The Final Examination is 150 questions. Students must obtain a 70 to successfully pass the Final Examination. (rev. 5/4/16).
The Adjuster School will allow you up to 6 months (from the date of purchase) to complete our Online Continuing Education courses. No exceptions will be made. In the event of course expiration, you will have to repurchase the course. You will not lose all of your information, as our system will maintain your course progression and you will be able to resume wherever you left off. You will not lose all of your information, as our system will maintain your course progression and you will be able to resume wherever you left off. (Rev. 5/4/2016)
How many days are the classes and which days of the week are they held on?
The All-Lines Adjuster Licensing class is 3 days. The Xactimate 28 Training is 2 days and the Claims Adjuster Skills Mastery class is 1 day. That’s a total of 6 days of training.
The class schedule is as follows:
Day 1 (Wednesday) Texas All-Lines Adjuster Licensing Class
Day 2 (Thursday) Texas All-Lines Adjuster Licensing Class
Day 3 (Friday) Texas All-Lines Adjuster Licensing Class + THE EXAM
Day 4 (Saturday) Xactimate 28 Training
Day 5 (Sunday) Xactimate 28 Training
Day 6 (Monday) Claims Adjuster Skills Mastery Class
What are the class times?
The Texas All-Lines Adjuster Licensing course is from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm.
The Xactimate 28 Training is from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Claims Adjuster Skills Mastery Class is from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Will I need a laptop for the Xactimate Training? If so, what kind of laptop?
Yes, you will need your own laptop in our Xactimate 28 Training. We provide the software. We recommend that you use a mouse with your laptop because you will be able to Sketch Rooms and Roofs easier with a mouse. Your laptop should meet the following standards:
- Windows XP Service Pack 3
- Windows Vista 32-bit
- Windows Vista 64-bit (Business or Ultimate)
- Windows 7 32-bit
- Windows 7 64-bit
- Windows 8
Xactimate 28 can also be used on any Desktop, Laptop, Tablet PC, Convertible, or Netbook that supports these system requirements.
Who teaches the class?
The class will be taught by Eric Thomas (owner of The Adjuster School).
For information on Eric’s professional insurance experience, click here.
How much money does an insurance claims adjuster make?
As an adjuster, there are typically two types of compensation:
Fee schedule – Each insurance company has their own fee schedule, but most pay on average of $400-$600 per claim. The average adjuster usually can handle between 3-5 claims per day, while the more efficient adjusters can handle more. You will typically be paid on a fee schedule during the initial 2-3 months on a Catastrophe assignment.
Daily Rate – Each insurance company has their own daily rate schedule, most most pay around $700 / day. One of the great things about being a Catastrophe Adjuster is that you can work whenever you want to work. Some adjusters work during the fall, while others work only in the summer. Some choose to work 3-4 months a year, while others work 4-6 months. Some choose to work year round also.
Is their much of a demand for adjusters?
The demand for available adjusters has never been greater. The largest demand usually occurs after a large catastrophic event such as a Hurricane. However, that demand is usually continuous due to isolated Hailstorms, Tornadoes, Floods and other weather related events. Another option is to work Daily claims. Daily claims are claims that you work in your local area. Eric Thomas, Inc.handles both Catastrophe and Daily claims.
Does the price of your course include the exam?
Yes, the course includes the exam. You will take the exam on Friday afternoon.
Will I have to pay any other fees to get my license?
Yes, the state licensing fee is $50.00. That will be made payable when you submit your application to the state.
What are the requirements to become a licensed adjuster?
- As for experience, there are no requirements.
- You do not have to have a college degree.
- You do not have to have prior military experience.
- You can be a male or female.
To acquire a Texas Adjuster’s License, the State of Texas requires either:
1. Successful completion of a Certified Pre-Licensing course (such as ours).
2. Completion of the state exam.
3. File a license application with the Texas Department of Insurance and submit fingerprints.