Insurance Council of BC to issue temporary adjuster licences

Published December 20, 2021

Last month’s extreme weather impacted many British Columbians who are now anxious to rebuild and restore their homes and communities. To provide adequate support, more qualified insurance professionals are needed to assist with insurance claims. In response to customer needs to assess the damages in a timely manner and address the anticipated influx of insurance claims, the Insurance Council will issue and expedite temporary adjuster licences effective immediately.

The temporary licence will allow experienced adjusters to provide service in BC, so insurers are able to handle the volume of insurance claims more quickly. The temporary licence will be valid for three months and the adjuster will only be authorized to adjust claims related to the recent flooding event. If the temporary licensee wishes to continue to practice in BC, they will have to submit a new application (including fees) and meet the requirements to apply for and maintain a fully authorized licence.

Applicant requirements for a temporary adjuster licence are as follows:

  • They must be licensed in their home jurisdiction for the same level of licence they are applying for in BC.
  • They must be authorized to represent a licensed adjusting firm in BC.
  • They must satisfy all suitability checks including suitability issues with other regulators and checks for money laundering and terrorist affiliations.
  • They are accountable to understand and abide by the Insurance Council’s Rules and Code of Conduct.
Requirements for a criminal record check and completion of the Insurance Council Rules Course have been waived for the temporary adjuster licence.

Temporary adjuster licences can be applied online or via email.

View instructions to apply.

The Insurance Council is committed to working with the government and industry to help minimize the negative impacts to the public during catastrophic events such as the recent flooding and mudslides that devastated many communities. The issuance of temporary adjuster licences will help increase the workforce to meet demands and increase recovery response time.