Individual Insurance Adjuster Licence

Insurance Adjuster levels 1–3, and Insurance Adjuster sole proprietor licence qualifications and application information for first-time or returning individuals applying for an Insurance Adjuster licence in BC.

Section 168 of the Act defines an insurance adjuster as: "a person who makes an adjustment or settlement of a claim under a contract of insurance other than a contract of marine insurance."

All individuals, including non-residents, whose applications are received by Council on or after March 1, 2019, must complete the Council Rules Course to qualify for licensure with Council, except those that qualify for licensure under Reactivation Provision in Council Rule 2(19). Please refer to Council Notice ICN 18-003 Revision of the Council Rules Course Requirement.

Insurance Adjuster Level 1 Licence

Licence requirements, education prerequisites and application package for a general insurance adjuster level 1 licence:

An insurance adjuster level 1 licence is an entry-level licence that:
  • Requires the licensee have all reports signed by an insurance adjuster level 2 or 3.
  • Requires the licensee to be authorized to represent a licensed adjusting firm.
  • Requires the licensee meet education prerequisites.

Successful completion of the education course listed below. Results (including from courses granted under equivalency, if any) remain valid up to one year from successful course or exam completion date, after which the applicant is required to retake the course or exam.

Please note, Council does not have any information about the course details, including costs, delivery methods, or scheduling: 

 

  • Complete the application yourself, following the instructions in the application package. 
  • Answer all questions and attach all required documents, including the application fee, before submitting your application to Council, as incomplete applications may take longer to process.
  • If your application has been pending for more than our displayed processing times, please feel free to contact Council's Licensing Department.

View and download the Insurance Adjuster Level I Licence Application

View and download the Insurance Adjuster Salesperson Level I Licence Fee Schedule

View and download the Continuing Education Re-application Supplement (if applicable)

Insurance Adjuster Level 2 Licence

Licence requirements, education prerequisites and application package for a general insurance adjuster level 2 licence:

An insurance adjuster level 2 licensee:
  • Must be authorized to represent a licensed adjusting firm.
  • Must have met the education prerequisites.

Successful completion of ONE of the four education and experience combinations listed below. Results (including from courses granted under equivalency, if any) remain valid up to one year from successful course or exam completion date, after which the applicant is required to retake the course or exam.

Please note, Council does not have any information about the course details, including costs, delivery methods, or scheduling:

* Please note: With the additional education, Council will consider adjusting experience in a capacity that did not require a licence, for example, a staff adjuster.

 

  • Complete the application yourself, following the instructions in the application package. 
  • Answer all questions and attach all required documents, including the application fee, before submitting your application to Council, as incomplete applications may take longer to process.
  • If your application has been pending for more than our displayed processing times, please feel free to contact Council's Licensing Department.

View and download the Insurance Adjuster Level 2 Licence Application

View and download the Insurance Adjuster Level 2 Licence Fee Schedule

View and download the Continuing Education Re-application Supplement (if applicable)

Insurance Adjuster Level 3 Licence

Licence requirements, education prerequisites and application package for a general insurance adjuster level 3 licence:

An insurance adjuster level 3 licensee is in a supervisory or management position and must have a higher level of education and experience than a level 2 licensee. Applicants must:
  • Have been licensed as an adjuster for 5 of the last 7 years.
  • Have a minimum of 3 years as a level 2 insurance adjuster
  • Must have met the education prerequisites.

Insurance Adjuster Level 3: Education Prerequisites

Results (including from courses granted under equivalency, if any) remain valid up to one year from successful course or exam completion date, after which the applicant is required to retake the course or exam.

Please note, Council does not have any information about the course details, including costs, delivery methods, or scheduling.

 

  • Complete the application yourself, following the instructions in the application package. 
  • Answer all questions and attach all required documents, including the application fee, before submitting your application to Council, as incomplete applications may take longer to process.
  • If your application has been pending for more than our displayed processing times, please feel free to contact Council's Licensing Department.

View and download the Insurance Adjuster Level 3 Licence Application

View and download the Insurance Adjuster Level 3 Application Supplement

View and download the Insurance Adjuster Level 3 Licence Fee Schedule

View and download the Continuing Education Re-application Supplement (if applicable)

Insurance Adjuster Sole Proprietor Licence

Get an insurance adjuster sole proprietor licence if you are an individual wishing to act as an agency, without forming a corporation or partnership.

An insurance adjuster sole proprietor licence is subject to the same standard licence qualifications and conditions as individual, corporate, and partnership licences. An individual sole proprietor must:
  • Meet the same insurance licensing requirements as an individual insurance adjuster.
  • Meet the following corporate or partnership general insurance licensing requirements:
    • Register with the BC Corporate Registry.
    • Meet the agency name requirements.
    • Meet the nominee requirements. If the individual sole-proprietor does not meet the requirements to act as a nominee, then a nominee must be appointed to represent the sole proprietorship.
  • Complete the application yourself, following the instructions in the application package. 
  • Answer all questions and attach all required documents, including the application fee, before submitting your application to Council, as incomplete applications may take longer to process.
  • If your application has been pending for more than our displayed processing times, please feel free to contact Council's Licensing Department.

View and download the Insurance Adjuster Sole Proprietor Licence Application

View and download the Insurance Adjuster Sole Proprietor Licence Fee Schedule

View and download the Continuing Education Re-application Supplement (if applicable)