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RESIDENT PUBLIC ADJUSTER LICENSE

TYPE AND CLASS:

  • 3-20 All Lines
  • 3-21 Motor Vehicle Physical Damage and Mechanical Breakdown
  • 3-24 Workers’ Compensation (No Examination)
  • 3-40 Health (No Examination)
  • 3-44 Property and Casualty

Common Use(s) of License:

A person who for money, commission, or any thing of value, prepares, completes, or files an insurance claim form for an insured or third-party claimant or who for money, commission, or any other thing of value, acts or aids in any manner on behalf of an insured or third-party claimant in negotiating for or effecting settlement of a claim or claims for loss or damage covered by an insurance contract or who advertises for employment as an adjuster of such claims, and also includes any person who, for money, commission, or any other thing of value, solicits, investigates, or adjusts such claims on behalf of any such public adjuster.

Related Florida Statutes:

626.854


STEPS TO OBTAIN RESIDENT PUBLIC ADJUSTER LICENSE:

Step 1 - You must be:

  • A natural person at least 18 years of age.
  • A resident of the state of Florida.
  • A United States citizen or legal alien who possesses a work authorization from the United States Immigration and Naturalization Services. [Click here for more information]
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Step 2 - Must have the following prerequisite(s) before applying:

Step 3 - Apply:

Step 4 - Send prerequisite(s) to department:

  • Send proof of prerequisite, as indicated in Step 2, to the Bureau.
    Note: If you have taken a prelicensing course, your prelicensing education provider will automatically send the Bureau proof within 20 days of your passing date. This does not include designations.

    Mail to:
    Department of Financial Services
    Bureau of Licensing, Room 419
    200 East Gaines Street
    Tallahassee, FL 32399-0319

Step 5 - Fingerprints:

Step 6 - Status notification(s):

  • Once an application has been submitted, you may check your MyProfile account for the status of your application. Deficiencies will be listed under the pending license type.

Step 7 - Examination:

Disregard this step if you are not required to take an exam.

  • Upon approval, an e-mail will be sent to you directing you to check your messages in your MyProfile account. Messages are where you may print your notifications from the department, such as an authorization for an examination. Follow the message's instructions to schedule the examination.
    [Click here for the Exam Information page]

Step 8 - Print license:

  • Once all the above steps have been satisfied, the department will send your approval by email. You may then go to your MyProfile account and print your license.


  • Note: If you are required to take an examination, you will not be able to print your license until the department has received a passing result from the testing vendor.

Special Note:

  • Attorneys at law duly licensed to practice law in the courts of this state, and in good standing with The Florida Bar are exempt from having to obtain a license per Florida Statutes 626.860. Note: This does not exempt attorneys from the state examination if an adjuster license is applied for.
  • Upon licensure a public adjuster must be appointed in his or her own name, or by a public adjuster or a public adjusting firm. A public adjuster can only have one appointment.
  • There are (24) hours of continuing education required (2-ethics, 10-law; 12-optional). Must be public adjuster specific.
  • Can not hold more than one adjuster license at a time.
    This license can not be held with the following licenses:
  • 0-70 EMERGENCY ADJUSTER
  • 0-93 LIFE (FOREIGN/MILITARY)
  • 2-21 MOTOR VEHICLE AND MECHANICAL BREAKDOWN
  • COMPANY ADJUSTER (ALL)
  • INDEPENDENT ADJUSTER (ALL)