Here is a "Protocol for Expediting Adjuster Certificates" put out by the Alberta Insurance Council.
Alberta legislation requires that all independent adjusters must hold a valid adjuster’s certificate of authority in order to act as an adjuster in the Province of Alberta. There are no provisions in the legislation to allow for the issuance of a “temporary” certificate during situations involving storms, flooding or other disasters. Only staff adjusters who are employees of insurance companies are exempt from licensing in Alberta.
The Alberta Insurance Council (“Council”) has put a protocol of procedures in place to expedite the issuance of adjusters’ certificates of authority to non-residents applying as a result of a storm, flooding or other disasters in Alberta.
In circumstances where the Insurance Adjusters’ Council considers it beneficial and necessary to utilize this protocol, Council will exercise the processes described in the document. Council will process properly completed applications on the following basis:
- without the original non-resident endorsement if the applicant holds a valid adjuster’s certificate in their resident jurisdiction where the Council can confirm their licensing status on the web site of their resident licensing authority;
- without the criminal record check on the assurance that a criminal record check will be provided within 60 days of the issuance of the certificate.
The application submitted must be the original and signed by both the applicant and the Designated Representative of the adjusting firm the applicant is applying to represent. The AIC will accept a faxed or photocopied application to initiate the certification process, however the Certificate will not be issued until the original application, is received. The application must be fully completed and provide all required information, including address information. A fee payment must be included with the application.
In order for the Council to assess an applicant’s eligibility to qualify for an Alberta Level 2 or 3 Adjuster’s certificate, we require a transcript from the Insurance Institute of Canada of the courses the applicant completed. In addition we must receive proof that the applicant holds an Associate, Fellow, CIP or FCIP designation as well as a short one-page summary detailing the applicant’s adjusting experience. If you are unable to provide this information at the time of application, the Council will issue a certificate as a Level 1 adjuster in order to expedite the issuance of the certificate.
An application to upgrade a certificate at a later date may be made upon submission of the appropriate documentation and a $25 upgrade fee.
If you have any questions, please contact Sylvia Boyetchko, Director of Licensing at 780-421-4148.
The pdf of the actual document is listed below. Here is a link to their website: http://www.abcouncil.ab.ca/index.html