Licensed adjusters are almost in high demand in the state of New York. Therefore, becoming a licensed adjuster might be a very beneficial decision.
To do so, you must first obtain a New York adjuster license and make your first steps in the industry.
If you need to have the printed version of your New York adjuster license, then you should use this online tool. When you are on the page, you must log in to your account and provide your license number.
Then, you must follow the instructions and print your license.
Note that the department does not mail paper licenses and printing the license by yourself is very important.
To start your career as an adjuster, you must be at least 18 years old. Being competent, trustworthy, of good moral character and having no criminal past is among the other prerequisites.
New York State offers the following lines of authority for independent adjusters:
The state of New York does not require applicants to complete pre-licensing education and obtain a particular number of hours or credits. Hence, the preparation for the exam falls onto you and you are the only person responsible for your studies.
If you mind spending money on pre-licensing, or if you prefer preparing on your own, then independent study might be suitable for you. It will give you the opportunity to schedule the timeline of studies, as well as learn as much as you want.
Pre-licensing courses, however, are suitable for those applicants, who want to take classes from professionals of the industry. Usually, instructors share their experience while teaching the basics and details of an adjuster’s major.
The next step is taking the state licensing exam and you should register for it beforehand. To register online, click here and make an exam reservation. You may also register by phone, calling at (800) 733-9267.
If you want to cancel or reschedule the exam appointment, you should send a cancellation notice to the testing facility at least two days before the examination date. To change the examination day, call at (855) 579-4637.
In case you miss your appointment, they will not let you take the exam, thereby forfeiting the exam fee.
On the scheduled day, you must arrive thirty minutes earlier to complete sign-in, identification, and to understand the examination process. If you do not manage to arrive on time, you will not be let to the testing room and will lose the paid fee.
The final step is to apply to the Insurance Licensing Department , including a bond of $1000. You will need to pay $100 for the license application.
New York State Department of Financial Services
One State Street
New York, New York 10004
Phone: (518) 474-6630
In New York, you must renew the adjuster license every two years. You must also complete 15 credit hours of continuing education during this time.
Follow this link to renew the license and pay the $80 renewal fee.