Every State is different and may have different requirements for licensing. When choosing Claims Adjusting as a career look into the requirements of the state of residence and hopeful operation. In states that require no licensing look to other states requirements and take a course through another state to obtain a license.
States like Indiana, Texas and Florida have the most comprehensive courses for licensing in the country. Always check with in the state of residence before obtaining a license from another state. Many states require passing a state exam to operate in the state. Indiana, Texas and Florida licenses rarely require other state exams to operate.
There are many different types of Claims Adjusters. The first step to obtaining a license as a claims adjuster is to choose the type of course to take. All lines Adjuster courses will cover many of the types of claims adjusting, be it home property damage, auto collision or causality adjusting courses. Some states offer courses in one type of claims adjustment per course.
There are many types of courses available. It is wise to start with the preparation classes such as exam preparation courses and adjusting 101.
Becoming licensed as a claims adjuster is not as time consuming or costly as attending college. The course can be completed in a matter of day rather than years. Each course has a specific cost that is stated before taking the course.
Some Insurance companies such as State Farm and All State do offer some courses. Although taking the course through a specific company is possible it does not preclude the need in most states to pass the state exam before licensing is granted.
The more courses taken the more knowledgeable the adjuster will be and the more job opportunities that will be available.