Adjuster License Requirements
To become a licensed Texas insurance adjuster, individuals must:
- Be 18 years of age or more.
- Submit the appropriate application and fees.
- Be a United States citizen or legal alien who possesses a work authorization from the US Immigration and Naturalization Services.
- Take a certified adjuster pre-licensing course or training program in adjusting losses as prescribed and approved by TDI, or successfully complete the Pearson Vue Exam.
If residing in another state that licenses adjusters, you must hold your home state’s license before becoming eligible for the Texas non-resident adjuster license.
NOTE: Sept. 1, 2012 Texas changed their exam administrator to Pearson Vue, HOWEVER, students do not have to take that exam and can fulfill the TDI requirement by taking an approved pre-licensing course.
The following applicants are not required to pass the state exam or take a pre-licensing course:
- Texas Adjuster whose license has been expired for more than 90 days but less than one year;
- Non-resident applicant holding an adjuster license in a reciprocal state;
- Applicant holding an AIC (Associate in Claims) or CPCU (Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter) designation.
Resident applicants gain exemption from the Texas state exam by completing the Texas All-Lines Adjuster Pre-Licensing program This 40 hour course is available through American Adjuster Academy in both online and classroom environments.
We offer the following Texas Pre-Licensing courses for Adjusters:
Texas License Application
If you choose to qualify for the license by taking one of our Pre-Licensing courses, in our class or online, you must submit the following to the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) once the course an exam have been completed:
- Texas Adjuster Application Form FIN506; and
- Applicable fees set by TDI; and
- Fingerprint receipt; and
- Course completion certificate. (we will provide this to you after receiving the notarized affidavit of your monitored final exam)
Note: Non-resident applicants from non-licensing states who plan on designating Texas as their home state will need to submit fingerprints for the criminal background check. We recommend you follow the exception for electronic fingerprinting instructions on page 13 of the application.
NOTE: The Texas Department of Insurance specifically says to allow no less than 15 days for applications to be processed beginning from the day the application is received. Allow 8-10 business days from the day the application is sent out for TDI to verify it had been received.
For detailed information about the licensing process, review the Texas Insurance Candidate Bulletin, OR the Texas Department of Insurance Licensing FAQs.
Checking Your License Status
You can review your license number, status, and expiration through the Texas Insurance Licensing Search and Renewal online.
*Fees are subject to change, please check with TDI to confirm current fee amounts.
Initial Licensing and Application Fee: $50.
License Renewal Fee: $50.
Late Fee: $25
Fingerprinting Fee: $41.25
Maintaining Your License
24 hours CE are required per 2 years. Two of these hours must be in Consumer Protection and/or Adjuster Ethics.
Contact The Texas Dept. of Insurance
Texas Insurance Department
333 Guadalupe PO Box 149104
Austin, TX 78701
Licensing Customer Service Phone: (512) 322-3503
Fax: (512) 332-4209