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Questions about getting a reciprocal license in Florida
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02/22/2013 1:38 PM

    I have a question about getting licensed in Florida.

    I currently have my Texas All-Lines Adjuster license and want to get licensed in Florida. After reading Florida’s website, I am a bit confused.  As a non-resident of Florida, the license requirements are as follows:

    Step 2 - Qualifications for license:

     Hold a company or independent adjuster license (resident or non-resident) that Florida has a reciprocal agreement with. [Exempt from State Examination]
    [Click here to view the reciprocal list]

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    If you do not hold one of the prerequisites above, you will be required to take the state examination. [Requires State Examination]

    Texas is listed as a  reciprocal state.

    Does this mean I can get a Florida license without taking the state examination? Because as I was filing out my Florida license application, it indicated that I would have to take the exam.

    So, can someone tell me if, as a licensed Texas independent adjuster, I am exempt from taking the Florida examination? This is probably a very stupid question, but I wanted to make sure before I signed up for the exam.

    Thanks in advance.

    Chad

     

     

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    02/25/2013 5:49 AM
    Posted By Chad Bradford on 22 Feb 2013 01:38 PM

    I have a question about getting licensed in Florida.

    I currently have my Texas All-Lines Adjuster license and want to get licensed in Florida. After reading Florida’s website, I am a bit confused.  As a non-resident of Florida, the license requirements are as follows:

    Step 2 - Qualifications for license:

     Hold a company or independent adjuster license (resident or non-resident) that Florida has a reciprocal agreement with. [Exempt from State Examination]
    [Click here to view the reciprocal list]

    OR

    If you do not hold one of the prerequisites above, you will be required to take the state examination. [Requires State Examination]

    Texas is listed as a  reciprocal state.

    Does this mean I can get a Florida license without taking the state examination? Because as I was filing out my Florida license application, it indicated that I would have to take the exam.

    So, can someone tell me if, as a licensed Texas independent adjuster, I am exempt from taking the Florida examination? This is probably a very stupid question, but I wanted to make sure before I signed up for the exam.

    Thanks in advance.

    Chad

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    Chad,

    the quickest way to secure a solid answer would be to contact Florida's Business and Consumer services and...ask

    I cannot answer your question definitively with the limited information provided. Are you a resident of Texas? Do you hold a resident or non-resident Texas adjuster's license?

    If not a resident of Texas, which state do you reside in? Does your home state license adjusters? If they do, you MUST obtain that license before ANYTHING else.

    If your home state does NOT license adjusters, have you designated your home state to be Texas (for licensing purposes)

    One of the biggest dog and pony shows (IE scam) is to have folks flock to these Texas licensing courses without anyone asking the student if their home state licenses its adjusters.

    In any case Chad, answer the questions I put out there and we can go from there  

     



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    06/17/2013 3:36 PM
    Chad,

    I just got my non-resident Florida license and had the same questions about testing or not when i did the application. You do not need to test if you have your Texas all-lines license. Heads up on the fingerprinting process... It took two weeks to receive the fingerprint cards in the mail. However, after I submitted them to Morpho I received my license less than a week later.

    Now I have to figure out the "appointment" process Florida requires after you get your license. You either self appoint or your adjusting firm appoints you.

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    06/17/2013 8:21 PM
    You "actually" do not have an active license until you appoint. Just go on the site and "self appoint". This will activate license.
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    06/18/2013 5:08 AM
    Posted By gcoonfare on 6/17/2013 3:36:45 PM
    Chad,

    I just got my non-resident Florida license and had the same questions about testing or not when i did the application. You do not need to test if you have your Texas all-lines license. Heads up on the fingerprinting process... It took two weeks to receive the fingerprint cards in the mail. However, after I submitted them to Morpho I received my license less than a week later.

    Now I have to figure out the "appointment" process Florida requires after you get your license. You either self appoint or your adjusting firm appoints you.

    Greg Coonfare

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    Greg, you must be careful with your advice. Your statement, "you do not need to test if you have your Texas All Lines license" isn't correct. You must hold a resident Texas All Lines adjuster's license to qualify for reciprocity. There is a lot more to it. Many rookie adjusters think by getting the Texas license they bypass their home state's license requirements (if their home state licenses adjusters). If their home state DOES license adjusters, they must start there. If your home state does NOT license adjusters, you can designate Texas/Florida/Indiana as your home state for licensing purposes. In those examples you need a resident Texas/Florida/Indiana license, and NOT a non resident license. A resident license from Texas/Florida/Indiana is reciprocal with close to 32 states. A NON resident Texas license is reciprocal with maybe 6 states

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    07/20/2013 4:19 PM

    Hey Greg  [Click here to view the reciprocal list] Texas is listed as Nonresident All-Lines Adjuster Reciprocal State...Am I miss reading something.

    Regards,

    Jose

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    07/20/2013 11:33 PM
    Posted By JmAlfaya on 7/20/2013 4:19:07 PM

    Hey Greg  [Click here to view the reciprocal list] Texas is listed as Nonresident All-Lines Adjuster Reciprocal State...Am I miss reading something.

    Regards,

    Jose

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    Jose, yes you are misreading that. What it is saying is that you may receive a reciprocal non-resident Florida license provided you hold a resident license in your home state. There are a few exceptions, however in the vast majority of cases, if your home state licenses independent claims adjusters, you must obtain that license before any other to be eligible for reciprocal licensing in another state.

    Nevertheless, for those folks who live in a state that does not license adjusters (IE...Colorado) you may designate Texas/Florida/Indiana. as your home state (for licensing purposes). There "may" be other states that allow for a DHS, but these three are states with the highest degree of reciprocity (up to 32)

    Of those three, Indiana offers the quickest turn around and licenses are received within days as opposed to weeks and offers a more streamlined less cumbersome administrative process

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