Illinois does not license insurance adjusters. For Illinois residents wanting to become a licensed independent adjuster, a nonresident Designated Home State (DHS) License can be obtained from Texas. We have the courses you need to fulfill your licensing requirements.
Illinois Insurance Adjuster Licensing
Get Your Adjuster License for the State of Illinois Here
Several midwestern states don’t have their own state-specific licensing exams, including Illinois. To work as an insurance adjuster in Illinois, 2021 Training recommends getting your Texas All-Lines Adjuster License and choosing Texas as your “Designated Home State”. A Texas state license will allow you to work in states like Illinois who don’t have their own licensing program. Not only will this open the door to more deployment opportunities, it will also ensure that you don’t miss out on the necessary Continuing Education courses you need to stay current. Texas is a large state with severe weather, so many adjusters choose to become licensed here. As a result, CE courses are plentiful in Texas.
You can earn your Texas license online through 2021 Training! Work at your own pace without the hassle of sitting in traffic on the way to a classroom. You can read and review the materials as much as you need to in order to fully understand the concepts, and your instructor will be available to answer any questions you have. It’s a modern solution for anyone who wants to become a licensed insurance adjuster.
2021 Training offers a fully-online licensing curriculum that makes it easy to get your Texas Insurance Adjuster License. Our nontraditional setting was designed for your convenience. You have the freedom to do your coursework anywhere, so students with jobs or families can do their classwork in their spare time. Our curriculum is 100% online and available from your computer 24 hours a day. We also provide state-approved CE classes that meet all your Continuing Education requirements. You can take them at any time to keep your license current.
Why Get a TEXAS Insurance Adjuster License?
You’ll need a certain number of Continuing Education credits to renew your license. While you might be able to earn your license faster in some states, Texas is always on the list for approved CE courses. When you’re licensed here, you can be sure you’ll always have plenty of state-approved CE courses available. The same is not true for all states.
Texas is also recognized by many states for reciprocity. This makes it easy to get licensed in other states if you keep your Texas license current. Reciprocity means the other states recognize your Texas license and don’t require you to take their own state licensing exams. This also applies to states like Illinois that don’t have their own licensing.
Steps to Get Your Texas All-Lines Insurance Adjuster License
Step 1: Take the Texas All-Lines Pre-Licensing Class
Step 2: Get Fingerprints to Submit with Application
Step 3: Complete Texas Application Choosing Texas as Your “Designated Home State”
Step 4: Submit Application to State With:
- State Fee: $50
- Class Completion Certificate from Our Online Course
- Fingerprint Receipt
- Completed Application (See How To Fill Out License Application)
Life as an Illinois Insurance Adjuster
Being a Licensed Insurance Adjuster in Illinois
According to the statistics at Indeed.com, “The average salary for a Claims Adjuster is $56,514 per year in Illinois, which is 6% above the national average.” Salaries reported in the past 36 months range from $40,000 to $80,000 per year. This will only increase with experience, multi-state licensing, and the ability to work deployments across the country.
The Weather in Illinois
Illinois is nearly 400 miles long, so its weather varies depending on which part of the state you’re in. It mostly gets cool to cold winters and warm to hot summers. Illinois has an average number of thunderstorms every year, but it does tend to be vulnerable to tornadoes. The deadliest tornado in America, 1925’s Tri-State Tornado that took 695 lives, occurred mostly in Illinois.
The Chicago area and northern parts of the state receive an annual snowfall of 38 inches, while the southern regions get barely 14 inches each year. The north sometimes experiences extremely rapid and dramatic temperature drops, leaving residents without power and unprepared for the ensuing winter storms.
As an adjuster, you can expect most of your work to deal with storm damage, accidents caused by snow and icy conditions, and flooding.
2021 Training: Your License to Succeed
2021 Training teaches you everything you need to know about insurance adjusting, from ethics and caseload management to Xactimate software – at home, in your spare time. Call us today to learn more about the Texas All-Lines Insurance Adjuster License and adjusting claims in Texas, Illinois, and all across the USA!
Texas All-Lines Pre-Licensing Course
Ethical Principles (2 CE Hrs)$20.00
Adjuster Concepts and Ethics Through Xactimate® X1
Other Types of Insurance – Farm, Crop, Flood, etc. (8 CE Hrs)$40.00
Basics of Contracts (1 CE Hr)$10.00
Understanding Commercial Insurance & Coverages (7 CE Hrs)$35.00