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New York 17-71 Auto Appraiser Exam Prep
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In New York, a licensed adjuster also needs to hold an auto appraiser license in order to handle both the appraisal and the claim. Simplify the process with AdjusterPro’s Exam Prep courses. Offered 100% online, you can train anywhere, anytime.

  • Auto Appraiser Package Auto Appraiser 17-71 + Auto Adjuster 17-66 Exam Prep

    You must hold both an adjuster and an auto appraiser license to handle auto claims in New York. This discounted package will thoroughly prepare you to pass the challenging state exams. 

    • New York Independent Auto Appraiser: Series 17-71 exam prep course
    • New York Auto Adjuster: Series 17-66 exam prep course
    • Printable PDFs and glossary
    • Practice exams


  • Appraiser Essentials Auto Appraiser Exam Prep: Series 17-71

    Our Independent Auto Appraiser exam prep course will help you pass the challenging New York motor vehicle damage appraiser state exam.

    • New York Independent Auto Appraiser: Series 17-71 exam prep course
    • Printable PDFs and glossary
    • Practice exams



  • What is an auto damage appraiser? Do I need that license?

    There are two components to handling an auto claim; appraising the damage to the vehicle and settling the claim itself. Appraisers play a key role in this process, since motor vehicle claims require specialized knowledge of auto repair that most adjusters simply don’t have. That’s where auto damage appraisers come in: these insurance professionals inspect vehicle damage, calculate the worth of the vehicle, and write an estimate for repair. Then the adjuster settles the claim based on the appraisal. Many states require adjusters to hold both licenses if they want to work on both parts of the claim — the appraisal and the settlement. Two states, Connecticut and South Carolina, require adjusters to hold both licenses to work on any part of an auto claim.

  • How do I get New York Motor Vehicle Damage Appraiser (MVDA) Series 17-71 License?

    To obtain your New York MVDA license, complete the following steps:

    1. Meet the basic New York MVDA Licensing Requirements

      • Be at least 18 years old
      • Be trustworthy and competent
      • Never have been convicted of a felony or any crime involving fraud or dishonesty

    2. While New York does not require a pre-licensing course, we recommend completing the AdjusterPro New York Motor Vehicle Damage Appraiser Exam Prep Course to ensure passing the state exam

    3. Register for and pass the New York Damage Appraiser State Exam

      • Register online with PSI
      • When asked to select a provider from the drop-down menu, select 7777 Pre-Licensing Waived (because pre-licensing is not required for this license)

    4. Get your fingerprints processed through IdentoGo

      • Use ORI number: NY921270Z
      • Service number: 1544S3

    5. Submit an application through the New York Department of Financial Service Application Instructions. We recommend waiting a week to submit your application in order for your exam to be processed

    6. Check to see if your license has been issued at NY License Search

  • What are the auto appraiser licensing fees for New York?

    • AdjusterPro Course Fee: $149
    • Exam Fee: $33
    • Licensing Fee: $100
    • Fingerprinting Fee: $87
    • License Renewal Fee: $50
  • What are the renewal and CE requirements for New York auto appraisers?

    There is NO continuing education (CE) requirement for New York auto appraisers. Licenses are valid for two years and will expire on December 31st in each even-numbered year.

    Renew your license at NY License Renewal.

  • New York Department of Financial Services contact information

    Website: https://www.dfs.ny.gov/apps_and_licensing/agents_and_brokers/lic_app_ia_pa 

    Mailing Address:
    New York Department of Financial Services
    Licensing Bureau
    One Commerce Plaza,
    Albany, NY 12257

    Phone: 800-342-3736
    Email: licensing@dfs.ny.gov

  • 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.


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