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California Adjuster Exam Prep
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Getting your California adjuster license is easy with AdjusterPro. Our online course thoroughly prepares you to ace the state exam on your first try. Offered 100% online, our program allows you to prep for your adjuster exam anywhere, anytime.

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  • California Adjuster
    Exam Prep

    Our California adjuster exam prep course will prepare you to pass the challenging state adjuster exam, a required step for getting your license.

    • California Independent Adjuster exam prep course
      • Printable PDFs and glossary
      • Practice exams and flash cards


  • Total Adjuster Package Exam Prep + Xactimate

    Save hundreds of dollars with our Total Adjuster Package. This bundle goes beyond the exam prep course to offer vital training on Xactimate, the industry’s leading software. Along with courses that will teach you the basics of the construction process and terminology, how to find work, inspect and close a claim, and roofing fundamentals…it’s everything you need to kick start a successful career.

    • California Independent Adjuster exam prep course
      • Printable PDFs and glossary
      • Practice exams and flash cards
    • Construction 101 for Insurance Adjusters
    • Tactical Xactimate Training – Live Webinar
      • The most important skill new adjusters must acquire
    • The Adjuster Success Method course


    Retail Value: $776

Additional Training

  • Estimating Property Damages
    Discounted Package

    This discounted bundle includes courses that will teach you how to accurately identify construction materials and components in order to write accurate damage estimates in Xactimate. It is an excellent option for those looking to become more efficient and accurate when assessing property damage in the field. Included in the package:

    • Estimating a Home’s Internal Structures
    • Estimating Cabinets, Countertops, & Trim
    • Estimating Commercial Damage Claims
    • Estimating Foundations, Framing, Windows, & Doors
    • Estimating Interior Walls & Floors
    • Estimating Mitigation & Remediation
    • Estimating Roofs & Exterior Walls


    Retail Value: $357

  • Customer Service in Claims Handling

    The Fundamentals of Customer Service is a new course designed to help you develop and nurture one of the most important aspects of claims adjusting. The video-based training provides tips and advice for delivering excellent customer service during the claims-handling process.

    This is not a CE course but should take roughly 2 hours to complete.



  • Adjuster Success Method – Series 1

    Veteran adjusters share best practices for getting hired, what tools you’ll need to get the job done, and explain what to expect and how to successfully close your first claims in this one-of-a-kind new training course.




  • What is the difference in the Total Package versus Essential?

    Our Adjuster Essentials offers the single course you need for your state. For some states, it’s the required pre-licensing course and for others, it is an exam prep course. Either way, the essentials will prepare you to ace your state’s adjuster licensing exam.

    The Total Adjuster Package includes your state’s exam prep or pre-licensing course as well as additional training to help prepare you for the job itself. Having this knowledge before you start will mean you can get hired and start closing claims (and making money!) faster.

    • Construction 101 covers how to determine and estimate the type, grade, and quantity of building materials, as well as the basics of the construction process and rooftop assessments and inspections. It was created by a veteran adjuster and is a great precursor to XM8 training.
    • The Xactimate Live Webinar will teach you how to work a claim from start to finish so you can hit the ground running when you get assigned those first claims.
    • Our Adjuster Success Method course is a new, one-of-a-kind career training webinar. It was created by veteran adjusters who wanted to share what they wished they’d known when they started – everything from how to find work, what tools you’ll need, how to adjust and inspect your first claim, and most importantly, how to set yourself up for a lasting and successful career.
  • How do I get a California Adjuster License?

    To obtain your California adjuster license, complete the following steps:

    1. Meet the basic California Adjuster Licensing Requirements

    • Be at least 18 years old
    • Have two years of certified experience in the insurance adjusting field, equal to 4,000 compensated hours

    2. While California does not require a pre-licensing course, we highly recommend completing AdjusterPro’s California Exam Prep Course to ensure passing the state exam

    3. Process and submit Fingerprints through Accurate Biometrics or view directions on obtaining your Fingerprints through the PSI Testing Center

    • California recommends applicants complete fingerprinting prior to taking the exam. This will help ensure your license is not held up due to processing. See complete fingerprinting details on the California Department of Insurance (CDI) Fingerprinting Requirements page

    4. Register for and pass the California State Exam

    • Register for the ‘Independent Insurance Adjuster Examination’ online with PSI

    5. Obtain and submit a $2,000 Bond of Insurance adjuster using form CDI Form 31A-14


    6. If you intend to conduct business from any location in California other than the principal place of business, a Branch Office Certificate must be obtained by submitting an Application for a Branch Office Certificate, form LIC 31A-13, and fee.


    7. Submit a 2×2 passport photo

    8. Submit application using Sircon or Form LIC 041-A

    9. Check to see if your license has been issued at CDI License Search

    See additional licensing details, including nonresident information on the CDI Licensing Guide website. Or read complete licensing and compliance instructions in our How to Become an Insurance Adjuster in California article.

  • What are the total licensing fees for California?

    • AdjusterPro Course Fee: $179
    • Exam Fee:
      • $122 at a PSI Testing Site (21 sites located throughout state)
      • $79 at CDI Testing Site in Downtown Los Angeles
    • Exam Retake fee: $32
    • Fingerprint Fee (through PSI): $68.95 or
    • Fingerprint Fee (Through CDI): $59
    • License Application Fee: $79
    • Licensing Fee: $311
    • Bond Fee: Varies depending on credit rating and other factors
    • Branch Office Certificate (if applicable): $52
    • License Renewal Fee: $311
  • What does reciprocity look like for California?

    California does not grant reciprocal licenses. To become a licensed adjuster in California, you must pass the state exam.

  • California Department of Insurance contact information

    Website: http://www.insurance.ca.gov/0200-industry/0050-renew-license/0200-requirements/insurance-adjuster.cfm

    Mailing Address:
    California Department of Insurance
    Visit CDI Contact Us to find the office closest to you

    Phone: 800-967-9331
    Email: Use CDI Contact Form

  • Why should I choose AdjusterPro?

    Our team is passionate about providing the best insurance training courses and online classroom experience in the industry. We are committed to helping you succeed at every step of your adjusting career.

    At AdjusterPro, we believe in serving our customers with transparency, honesty, and adhering to the Golden Rule, treating others as we would want to be treated.

    Building our company upon these principles, here are a few other ways we differentiate from the competition:

    • We offer over 170 courses – the most comprehensive catalog in the country
    • Our simple, engaging online training was created to help you comprehend and retain information
    • Keeping your license compliant is simple with our convenient continuing education courses
    • You’ll receive honest answers from our dedicated (real-people) customer engagement team
    • 50 states strong: we offer a path to licensing for every state
    • Over 50,000 people have trained with us
    • 8 of the country’s top 10 insurance carriers train with AdjusterPro
    • 98.4% customer satisfaction rating
    • AdjusterPro is more than just online courses. We’re the nation’s go-to resource for all things adjuster. Whether it’s licensing, reciprocity, CE, networking, tips of the trade, or career advice, we’ve got you covered.

    Whether you are just starting to explore the insurance claims industry, a Fortune 500 company, or are a veteran adjuster looking for additional training, we are here to help you reach your goals and achieve success.

California Exam Prep Course

“I just wanted to let you know I have passed my California State Insurance Adjuster exam. Wow! Not an easy test, but I did well. I can’t thank you enough for your support, but I do want to let you know that you were wonderful and very professional. So much so that I have sent several people to Adjusterpro to take the course as well. I’ll always recommend Adjusterpro.

A. Delauney, California