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Public Insurance Adjuster


A Public Adjuster is any person, firm, association or corporation who acts on behalf of an insured in negotiating for the settlement of a claim or claims for loss or damage to property of the insured.

Prelicensing Requirements:

To qualify for a license, the licensing candidate must meet the following prelicensing requirements:

  • the public adjuster candidate must complete a Department approved prelicensing education course totaling not less than 40 hours of instruction. Visit the Prelicensing Provider/Course List on the portal for provider contact information.
  • the applicant must pass, within 2 years of applying for the license, the licensing exam administered by PSI Services. Visit the Exam Vendor Information page for registration and scheduling instructions.

Exceptions from the prelicensing requirements:

A candidate for the public adjuster license may wave the education requirement if he/she were regularly employed in the insurance industry for no less than one year in duties involving sales, underwriting or claims. The candidate must submit a signed and completed Statement of Employer with the license application.

Licensing Fees and Renewal Period:

Licenses are issued for up to 2 years. A non-refundable fee of $100 is charged when a license is issued for a licensing period of more than one year. A non-refundable fee of $50 is charged when a license is issued for a period of one year or less.

Licensing Authority:

NYS Department of Financial Services
1 State Street
New York, NY 10004-1511

Standard Occupational Classification:

13-1031 - Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
To learn more about this occupation search the Occupational Information Network (O*Net).


Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.

This page was last updated on 2/17/21.

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