I realize I may be rehashing some common knowledge to experienced claims professionals but to knew doods like me I think sum clarification is in order especially as it pertains to auto adjusters. Just kidding with the spelling. I may not know how to work claims yet but I hope to not make any one's head hurt too bad from reading my posts.
I have read quite a bit in various places about getting your home state license, if required, first and then applying to other states you think you may need/want to work in. And in an emergency situation you may not even need a license for the state that declared the emergency, right?
This is all well and good for property and auto adjusters working major events but what about auto guys that want to work smaller events. Am I correct in thinking that we often times will not have the luxury (if you can call it that) of working in other states under a declared emergency? No emergency means I can't work there with out that particular states license, right? I mean, they don't often declare a state of emergency for a little hail damage, right? But on the other hand that little hail storm might provide a few weeks work if I am licensed in that state. This also assumes, and we all know what happens when we assume, that auto guys are mainly looking at work from hail and flood events, events that aren't always on a large enough scale to be called an emergency. Or am I missing something?
So all that being said, I guess my main question would be what states would you procure licenses from looking for the best bang for the buck for an auto adjuster? I know no one has a crystal ball and storms are somewhat elusive and all but where do y'all recommend? Even though they make it pretty easy to get multiple licenses once you get your home license it can get quite expensive getting licensed in multiple places. If the idea is to be a deploy-able as possible in as many places as possible, I am already late. June is halfway over and I only hold a license in one state.
Oh yeah, one more question, with Texas having 40K+/- licensed adjusters already, is it even worth getting a Texas license for auto claims? Seems like they might have it covered?
Thanks for listening to my rambling.