Over 30 states recognize the Texas Adjuster License
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming
What is Reciprocity?
Reciprocity is the arrangement whereby a state will recognize the validity of another state's license and issue their own license accordingly. You are not required to take a course or exam. If you hold a Texas license you can merely submit your application to those states.
These States Don’t Require Special Residence License:
Colorado, District of Columbia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Adjuster Licensing Reciprocity does not guarantee you the right to work in any state, at any time. It simply allows you the right to work in a state which recognizes your states existing insurance adjuster license upon completion of the states non-resident Insurance Adjuster application. After completing the proper non-resident application and meeting the requirements the adjuster should then be eligible for the non-resident Insurance Adjuster License without having to waste time completing an exam or pre licensing course. This is the benefit of Reciprocity. Saving yourself valuable time that will allow you start working claims faster, meaning more money for you.
More days in the field = More Claims handled = More Money in the Bank
Continuing Education ReciprocityOn July 1, 1998, the Midwest Zone launched a project to simplify continuing education (CE) course approval filings for regulators and CE providers. Members of the Midwest Zone signed a reciprocity agreement which provides, in essence, that one member state will accept the CE credit award given to a course by another member state.
As of 3/31/04, 46 states and DC have signed addendum to Midwest Zone Declaration regarding CE course approval and have agreed to participate in what is now referred to as NAIC CE Reciprocity (CER) process. The agreement does not require any state to accept CE filings that are not otherwise approvable. For example, if a state does not award CE credit for a topic such as sales and marketing, that state is not required to give credits to that portion of a course that includes the prohibited topic.
If your state is interested in participating, the process is as follows:
- Review the information and forms on the NAIC web site.
- Make any needed changes in policies or forms to comply with the Agreement.
- The Commissioner signs an Addendum to the NAIC CE Reciprocity Agreement and forwards it to the Midwest Zone Chair. Please include a letter stating the date your state will be prepared to accept reciprocity filings.
- The Midwest Zone will act on requests to join the project at Zone meetings held at the NAIC quarterly meetings.
- Inform your providers of the start date for reciprocity filings.
NOTE: Reciprocity is subject to change. Please consult your state regulations for current information.