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How to Become a Licensed Insurance Adjuster

Resident Insurance Adjuster  

  • File an Electronic Resident Licensing (ERL) application through the National Producer License Registry (NIPR) website. The application/license fee is $15.00 plus a $5.00 transaction fee. An application is good for six months from entry into our database. For questions relating to electronic application submission, contact NIPR Customer Service at 855-674-6477.

  • Lines of authority available are:

    • Fire and other hazards
    • Worker's Compensation
    • Crop
      • Includes multi-peril crop insurance as administered by the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
      • Review Bulletin 2010-05-INS for requirements to obtain a license without an examination for applicants holding an MPCI or FCIC certificate
      • Application must include the name and co code of the insurance company

  • If an adjuster works for an adjusting firm, he or she must respond "YES" to the corresponding question on the application and enter the requested information.

  • Successful completion of the examination. If the examination is not passed within six months, the applicant must submit a new license application and fee and reschedule their examination. Visit our Examination Information page for information specific to the examinations.

Non-Resident Insurance Adjuster
 
Non-Resident adjuster applicants must be licensed in a state that required successful completion of an examination to obtain a license or they must take the Michigan examination.  Applicants who need to take the Michigan examination should refer to our Examination Information page to review the examination requirements for Resident applicants.  

  • File an Electronic Resident Licensing (ERL) application through the National Producer License Registry (NIPR) website. The application/license fee is $15.00 plus a $6.18 transaction fee. An application is good for six months from entry into our database. For questions relating to electronic application submission, contact NIPR Customer Service at 855-674-6477.

  • Lines of authority available are:

    • Fire and other hazards
    • Worker's Compensation
    • Crop
      • Includes multi-peril crop insurance as administered by the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
      • Review Bulletin 2010-05-INS for requirements to obtain a license without an examination for applicants holding an MPCI or FCIC certificate
      • Application must include the name and co code of the insurance company
  • If an adjuster works for an adjusting firm, he or she must respond "YES" to the corresponding question on the application form and enter the requested information.

  • Successful completion of the examination if the applicant is not active in another state that requires an examination. If the examination is not passed within six months, the applicant must submit a new license application and fee and reschedule their examination. Visit our Examination Information page for information specific to the examinations.
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