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Catastrophe or Emergency Adjusters In Texas

Reciprocity

Texas will grant reciprocity in licensing non-resident adjusters. To the best of our knowledge, the following states issue an adjuster license that would allow reciprocal licensing in Texas.

  1. Alabama
  2. Alaska
  3. Arizona
  4. Arkansas
  5. California
  6. Connecticut
  7. Delaware
  8. Florida
  9. Georgia
  10. Hawaii
  11. Idaho
  12. Kentucky
  13. Maine
  14. Massachusetts
  15. Michigan
  16. Minnesota
  17. Mississippi
  18. Montana
  19. Nevada
  20. New Hampshire
  21. New Mexico
  22. New York
  23. North Carolina
  24. Oklahoma
  25. Oregon
  26. Rhode Island
  27. South Carolina
  28. Utah
  29. Vermont
  30. Washington
  31. West Virginia
  32. Wyoming
  1. Individuals not otherwise licensed as adjusters may obtain an emergency adjuster license: In the event of a catastrophe, an emergency adjuster license may be issued to residents or nonresidents of Texas who may or may not be otherwise licensed adjusters.
  2. An Emergency license is effective for a period not to exceed 90 days. The commissioner may extend the term of the emergency license for an additional period of 90 days.
  3. Emergency Adjusters are not required to receive a Texas license before commencing work. An employer must submit an application for the emergency adjuster no later than the fifth day after the date on which the person begins work as an Emergency Adjuster.
  4. Emergency adjuster applications given first priority in processing: Emergency adjuster applications are processed on the day received ahead of all other applications.
  5. The application for an Emergency Adjuster license is available on our website. The link for the application form (FIN506): www.tdi.texas.gov/
    forms/finagentlicense/FIN506.pdf
  6. Nonresident insurance adjusters, otherwise licensed elsewhere, may act as a temporary substitute for a licensed adjuster adjusting losses arising out of a catastrophe common to all such losses. 

§ 4101.101. EMERGENCY LICENSE.
(a) If a catastrophe or an emergency arises out of a disaster, act of God, riot, civil commotion, conflagration, or other similar occurrence, the commissioner shall, on application, issue an emergency license to a person if the application is certified to the commissioner not later than the fifth day after the date on which the person begins work as an adjuster by:
(1) a person who holds a license under this chapter; or
(2) an insurer that maintains an office in this state and holds a certificate of authority to engage in the business of insurance in this state.
(b) The person or insurer that certifies an application under Subsection (a) is responsible for the loss or claims practices of the emergency license holder whom the person or insurer certifies.
(c) The commissioner may, after notice and hearing, revoke an emergency license on grounds specified by Section 4101.201.
(d) An emergency license is effective for a period not to exceed 90 days. The commissioner may extend the term of the emergency license for an additional period of 90 days.
(e) The commissioner shall establish a fee for an emergency license in an amount not to exceed $20. A person issued an emergency license shall remit the fee to the department not later than the 30th day after the date on which the department issues the license.
(f) The commissioner may issue an emergency license to an applicant who meets the requirements of Subsection (a) regardless of whether the applicant is:
(1) a resident of this state; or
(2) an otherwise licensed adjuster.



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Last updated: 09/06/2017

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