I had a gentleman post some information about getting his Washington State Resident license and He posted a letter from the Insurance commissioner
Here is a quote from the Insurance Commissioner:
"You had asked me to research the RCW and WAC to define the adjuster special education which is listed in RCW 48.17.380(3)(d) and the trainee program in WAC 284-17-123. You had also mentioned your inability to find an agency or company willing to accommodate your need to fulfill the required 6-9 month adjuster trainee program. I’ve discussed this situation at length with my Deputy Commissioner and with our Legal department. This, of course, was not a short discussion nor was a definition or decision reached within a few minutes. You have my apologies for this taking a bit longer than I’d originally thought.
What has been decided is that the resident special education for adjusters mentioned in RCW was not defined but allows latitude for determining what would be “evidence satisfactory to the commissioner that the individual or responsible officer of the business entity is qualified…” With this in mind, we have defined satisfactory special education for the resident adjuster applicant to be successful completion of the Associate in Claims designation. I have provided a link for what this entails (http://www.aicpcu.org/comet/program.../aic.htm).
Once you have complete this designation and have provided proof of completion to this office, you will need to pass the WA state adjuster exam in order to obtain your license."
I have heard that an AIC designation will exempt folks from an exam, but I have never heard of it being a requirement to take the Prometric exam.
I have written about an Independent Adjuster Apprentice Program before and actually think this is a GREAT idea, but it just seems not in line with every other state, is this somehow a huge misunderstanding with the IC because I cannot find that AIC requirement anywhere in anything even on the Washington State DOI website.
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