Florida Public Adjuster Apprentice Training Program
The Florida Public Adjuster Licensing Program is the ONLY program in the nation specifically designed to meet the needs of those who wish to become a Florida public adjuster! Three (3) exceptional courses provide EVERYTHING a candidate needs to complete the necessary training in property insurance adjusting, Florida’s laws and regulations for public adjusting, and unlimited practice exams to prepare for the Florida Public Adjuster Exam.
To become a Florida public adjuster, one must, at a minimum, fulfill three major requirements:
- Successfully complete one of Florida’s adjuster designation programs and secure one of the approved adjuster designations in accordance with F.S. 626.8651(4), thereby earning an All-Lines Adjusters License
- Be appointed as a Public Adjuster Apprentice for at least 6 months
- Pass the Florida Public Adjuster Exam offered by Pearson Vue on behalf of the Florida Department of Financial Services and its Bureau of Licensing.
The Public Adjuster Apprentice Training Program is comprised of three courses:
1. AE21’s “Florida Certified Claims Adjuster Licensing Course”, which will allow you to secure your All-Lines Adjuster’s License… the first step in becoming a Public Adjuster.
For more detailed information on this comprehensive licensing program, click HERE.
2. The Laws & Rules of Florida Public Adjusting: Florida law and regulations are strict and unforgiving regarding public adjusters, and failure to comply with these laws and regulations can quickly result in not only loss of licensure, but severe financial penalties, and in some cases, felony convictions. This program provides the history behind Florida’s strict oversight, and then thoroughly explains and educates prospective licensees on these requirements while also providing valuable insight and advice to guide new licensees toward proper, productive, and profitable claims practices.
3. Florida Public Adjuster Practice Exams: This course provides student with unlimited access to practice exams that are specifically designed to mimic the official state exam, including the apportionment of questions to specific subject matter as prepared by the testing provider, Pearson Vue. These practice exams randomly replace and mix quiz questions each time you take an exam. This gives the student numerous opportunities to approach the material from different perspectives and conduct further research into areas that require further understanding.
*The access period for the Florida “CCA” Designation course is limited to 6 months from the enrollment date. “The Laws & Rules of Florida Public Adjusting” and “Florida Public Adjuster Practice Exams” will be available for 1 year from the enrollment date to allow ample time to study and prepare for the exam during your apprenticeship. For continued study of the material from the Florida “CCA” Designation course, please be sure to download the Section Reference Manuals from the File Repository Area prior to the course expiration date.
Purchased separately, the individual costs of the above courses are as follows:
Florida Certified Claims Adjuster Licensing Program: $275
The Laws & Rules of Florida Public Adjusting: $129
Florida Adjuster Practice Exams: $119
Save money and get the best value by purchasing all three together for a total of $419… a 20% savings!
Frequently Asked Questions
For the Certified Claims Adjuster Licensing Program:
- We offer a complimentary one-time 60-day extension. To qualify for the complimentary extension, your request must be made no more than 60 days after the course's expiration date. All subsequent extensions will be subject to a $25 fee per 30 days.
- Extension requests received more than 60 days following the original course expiration will be subject to a $25 fee per 30 days.
- If the course is not completed within 1 year of the enrollment date, extensions will be granted with the following repurchase prices and conditions:
- If it has been less than one year since the last course activity, the course may be repurchased at 50% of the full course price ($137.50) and the student may continue the course where they left off.
- If a year or more has passed since the last course activity, the course must be repurchased at the discounted price of $225 and restarted from the beginning.
For the Laws & Rules of Public Adjusting and Practice Exams:
The extension policy above applies with the following changes:
- No extensions will be granted beyond 18 months following the enrollment date. At this point, the course(s) must be repurchased.
- First, secure your All-Lines license by taking the Florida Certified Claims Adjuster Licensing Course (which will allow you to waive the state exam for this license type).
- Next, you must be appointed by a fully-licensed Public Adjuster as a Public Adjuster Apprentice for a period of 6 months. During this time, while you are receiving on-the-job training with your mentor, we recommend studying for the exam using the Laws and Rules of Florida Public Adjusting, the Practice Exams, and referring back to the material in the Certified Claims Adjuster Licensing Program.
- Then, once you have completed your apprenticeship and feel that you are ready, schedule and take your state-administered Public Adjuster exam and embark on your new career!
In other words, a Public Adjuster works on behalf of the policy holder. Public Adjusters ONLY represent policyholders in property losses... most commonly, homeowner's claims.
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