How to Become an Insurance Claims Adjuster in West Virginia
If you live in the state of West Virginia and are looking to become a licensed insurance claims adjuster, we are here to help. Here is how to begin a career as an adjuster in West Virginia in 3 easy steps.
Step 1: Meet the requirements.
- Be 18 years of age or older.
- Reside in West Virginia.
- Be trustworthy and competent.
Step 2: Prepare for and pass the WV state exam administered by Pearson Vue
West Virginia does NOT require pre-licensing education. However, a comprehensive course of study such as AE21 Online’s West Virginia License Prep Course is highly recommended to ensure that you are ready to pass the state exam. This program is a flexible study aid that can be used at your discretion and in the way that best suits you to prepare for the West Virginia adjuster licensing exam. Many choose to go through the entire program, complete every lesson in order, and then take the practice exam a few times. This is the recommended method for all new adjusters. However, it is also possible to use the course to study only specific areas. For example, a seasoned adjuster who just moved to West Virginia and now needs a West Virginia license may only need to study up on West Virginia’s unique laws and regulations. Therefore, it is not even necessary to fully “complete” the program.
AE21’s prep course will help remove the anxiety of taking the exam. The exam contains 75 questions and if you do not score 70% you will need to retake the exam and pay the exam fees again. Our practice exams contained within the course can be taken over and over with a new random shuffle of questions until you are consistently achieving a high score. You will know when you are ready to take on the official exam and can be confident in your ability to pass.
Once you are ready to take the exam you can find step-by-step instructions and schedule your exam appointment HERE
Step 3: Apply for your license. Once you have passed your exam, you can apply for the license here
A couple of things to know about being a licensed claims adjuster in West Virginia:
West Virginia does NOT require Continuing Education in order to renew your license.
For the most up-to-date renewal information, click HERE.
Reciprocity means an adjuster holding a home state license can apply for an adjuster license in another state without having to take that state’s exam. If you want to learn more about reciprocity and why it is vital to your success, visit our blog post on the topic.
West Virginia grants reciprocal licensing to adjusters holding a license in approximately 30 different states.
West Virginia will also accept a Designated Home State, or “DHS” license for adjusters whose home state does not license.
We’re here to help you get started on your way to becoming a successful claims adjuster in West Virginia. For more information click here or check out The West Virginia Department of Insurance website.