Iowa does not license insurance adjusters. For Iowa 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.
Iowa Insurance Adjuster Licensing
Get Your Adjuster License for the State of Iowa Here
Iowa is part of the American Midwest, and as such, it is subject to catastrophic weather events like tornadoes and floods in the hotter months, and snowstorms in the winter. An insurance adjuster could have their hands full working in Iowa, but the state does not issue its own licensing for adjusters. If you want to be able to work on insurance claims in Iowa, 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 Iowa that don’t have their own licensing program. Not only will this open the door to more deployment opportunities, it will also ensure that you get all the Continuing Education courses you need to keep your license up to date. Texas is a popular state to get licensed in, so there are always plenty of courses for Texas adjusters.
Not sure you can commit to a licensing program? You can earn your Texas license online through 2021 Training! Work at your own pace anywhere you want, any time you want. You can read and review the materials as much as you need to in order to fully understand the concepts, and follow up with your instructor when you have questions. It’s a modern solution for anyone who wants to become a licensed insurance adjuster.
Having a license that covers multiple states is a huge benefit. The more states you can work in, the more money you can earn. Texas, being a huge state with frequent severe weather events, is a common location for adjusters to work. Tornadoes, hurricanes, and floods create disaster areas that require the attention of many adjusters. Most states will recognize your Texas license and welcome you to use it within their borders as well.
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 to choose from.
Texas is also recognized by many states for reciprocity. This makes it easy to get licensed in other states as long as 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 Iowa that don’t have their own licensing exam.
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 Iowa Insurance Adjuster
Being a Licensed Insurance Adjuster in Iowa
Insurance adjuster salaries in Iowa vary significantly depending on which agency you work for and how much experience you have. Entry-level positions pay around $24,000, while more advanced positions pay $56,000 – $101,000. The highest salaries are earned by adjusters who travel on disaster deployments in multiple states.
The Weather in Iowa
Iowa, like other states in the Midwest, gets a range of natural disasters from year to year. Its spring and summer months bring heavy rain and flooding, severe thunderstorms, and an increasing number of tornadoes. Hail damage is another hazard you’ll likely deal with in Iowa, as hail often occurs during tornado season.
In the winter, Iowa is vulnerable to extreme cold and snowstorms which can cause dangerous road conditions and power outages. Freezing conditions can also pose a hazard to residential and commercial plumbing, and icy buildup can cause roofs to become damaged or cave in. No matter the season, Iowa always has something worth investigating.
2021 Training: We Teach You All You Need to Know
2021 Training teaches you everything you need to know about insurance adjusting, from ethics and caseload management to Xactimate – 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, Iowa, and anywhere else!
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