Get Your Florida All-Lines Adjuster License – Here’s Why and How
If you’re just starting out as an independent or staff adjuster, consider obtaining a Florida All-Lines Adjuster License.
Why Get a Florida All-Lines Adjuster License?
While obtaining a Florida license makes obvious sense for Florida residents, there are actually two major reasons someone from another state should consider getting a Florida all-lines adjuster license:
- Florida all-lines adjuster licenses are easy to obtain.
- Florida licenses are reciprocal with many other states, allowing you to bypass other state licensing exams when applying for a non-resident license.
What is an All-Lines Adjuster License?
An all-lines adjuster license covers all types of claims, making it a catch-all license for various types of perils and losses. An adjuster holding this license can handle any type of claim because it covers any line of coverage.
Which Florida All-Lines Adjuster License Should You Get?
The correct adjuster license to get in Florida depends on if you live in Florida or not, as well as whether or not your home state requires an adjuster license.
Florida residents should get the Florida All-Lines “6-20” License.
If you live outside of Florida, and you already have a home state license in a state that is reciprocal with Florida, you should obtain the “7-20” for non-resident adjusters.
If you live outside of Florida and in a state that does not require an adjuster’s license or is not reciprocal with Florida, then you should consider the “70-20” Designated Home State License.
*Note: There is one exception. Public Adjusters must hold a Public Adjuster License (3-20 license). However, one seeking licensure as a Public Adjuster must FIRST be licensed as a 620 or 720 All Lines Adjuster for 6 months prior to testing to become a Public Adjuster.
Steps to Get a Florida All-Lines Adjuster License
Step 1 for a 6-20 license:
You must be at least 18 years of age, a resident of Florida, and a US citizen or legal alien who possesses a work authorization from the US Immigration & Naturalization Service.
Step 1 for a 7-20 or 70-20 license:
You must be at least 18 years of age, a non-resident of Florida, and a US citizen or legal alien who possesses a work authorization from the US Immigration & Naturalization Service.
Step 2 for both the resident (6-20) and non-resident Designated Home State (70-20):
Choose your path to licensure. Two primary paths can lead to obtaining an adjuster license in Florida:
- Study for and take the state-administered test at a testing center.
- Complete and pass an approved licensing course from a certified training provider.
*If you live in a state that is reciprocal with Florida and you carry an all-lines license in that state and your license is in good standing, you will not be required to take an exam or pass a licensing course in order to obtain your Florida 7-20 license.
Most people choose the licensing course. It provides more information than just studying for an exam and waives the state exam requirement. Successful completion of an approved course allows the licensee to waive the state-administered exam.
Choose the Right Course to Succeed
Choosing the right course is critical to your future success! While most people opt for the standard licensing course, it’s important to note that not all of them will adequately prepare you to work as an adjuster. Insurance companies expect new hires to be productive from day one, so being well-versed in claims adjusting policies and principles is essential.
AE21’s Florida Certified Claims Adjuster Licensing Program is the best choice for aspiring adjusters. Our online program, developed by three generations of adjusters with over 60 years of combined experience, will walk you through all aspects of the job and provide you with a solid foundation of claims knowledge that will apply to all lines of insurance.
Not all courses are created equal. Choose AE21’s program to earn your Certified Claims Adjuster designation and waive the Florida Adjuster Exam. Be confident and productive from your very first day on the job. Take advantage of the best and most comprehensive licensing program available, and you’ll be on your way to becoming a productive adjuster in Florida.
Invest in your future success by choosing the right course today!
Contact us at AE21 if you have questions.