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Become an Adjuster in West Virginia

West Virginia residents, follow our step-by-step guide below to get your West Virginia insurance claims adjuster license. We’ve also included information on how to renew your West Virginia license and what reciprocity looks like for WV adjusters so you’ll have everything you need to obtain and maintain your license.

Not a West Virginia resident? Visit the West Virginia OIC website to see details on getting your DHS or nonresident license.

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#1: Meet the Basic Requirements for the West Virginia Adjuster License

Before you start taking steps to get your resident adjuster license, make sure you meet West Virginia’s basic requirements.

  • Be a resident of West Virginia
  • Be trustworthy and competent
  • Be at least 18 years of age

If you meet these basic requirements, it’s time to strategize how to ace the West Virginia Adjuster state exam.

#2: Prepare for the West Virginia Adjuster License State Exam

While a pre-licensing course isn’t required by the state, we highly recommend you take the AdjusterPro West Virginia Adjuster Exam Prep Course so you’ll be fully prepared to ace the state exam.

Our course has been rigorously prepared and is regularly updated. Our online classroom allows you to print reference materials, take practice tests, and even create your own quizzes to help with subjects you are struggling with. Once you’re consistently making 90% on your practice tests and passing all the quizzes with flying colors…it’s exam time!

#3: Register for and Pass the West Virginia Adjuster License State Exam

Register for and take your state exam through PearsonVue West Virginia.

The exam is comprised of 75 questions and you must score at least 70% to pass. Candidates who score below 70% will need to retake the exam and pay the exam fee again.

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#4: Submit an Application for Your West Virginia Adjuster License  

Once you pass the exam, submit the application using West Virginia Offices of the Insurance Commissioner (WVOIC) Application for Adjuster’s License.

You can check to see if your West Virginia Adjuster License has been issued through SBS.

#5: Complete West Virginia Adjuster Continuing Education and License Renewal Requirements 

Once you have your license, you’ll need to renew it annually to keep it active. Resident West Virginia adjusters are not required to complete continuing education hours as part of the license renewal process.

Your West Virginia adjuster license must be renewed every year on May 31st, regardless of when it was issued.

Renew your license through NIPR.

Additional Information for West Virginia Insurance Adjusters

Now that you know how to become an adjuster, let’s take a detailed look at the fees and costs of getting and maintaining your license.

West Virginia Adjuster Licensing Fees

West Virginia Adjuster License Reciprocity

Reciprocity means an adjuster holding a home state license can apply for an adjuster license in another state without having to take that state’s exam. If you want to learn more about reciprocity and why it’s vital to your success, visit our Reciprocity: The Truth About Adjuster Licensing Agreements Between States blog article.

Fees for reciprocal licenses vary by state, but on average you can expect to pay between $40 and $60 per application, although a few states charge up to $120. To see what states will offer reciprocal licensing privileges to West Virginia adjusters, visit our West Virginia Adjuster Reciprocity Map. At the bottom of the page, we also offer a downloadable guide to help you prioritize which reciprocal licenses you should get first.

West Virginia grants reciprocal licenses to adjusters who are licensed in their home state or who hold a Designated Home State (DHS) license, as long as that state requires an examination and grants reciprocal licenses to WV adjusters.

West Virginia Offices of the Insurance Commissioner Contact Information

Website: West Virginia Offices of the Insurance Commissioner

Mailing Address:
West Virginia Offices of the Insurance Commissioner
PO Box 50540
Charleston, WV 25305

Phone: 304-558-0610
Fax: 304-558-4966
Email: agent.licensing@wvinsurance.gov


Obtaining your home state license is the first step to a career as an insurance adjuster. Once you have your West Virginia home state or designated home state license, you should apply for reciprocal licenses so you can work in more states, making you more attractive to potential employers.

No matter where you’re at in your insurance adjusting career, we can help.

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