The Public Adjuster Academy accepts students every 2 months. Because seats are limited, classes are offered as a first-come, first-served basis so get in your registrations as early as possible.
The 4-day class is on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 8AM-4PM, and Wednesday 10AM-6PM.
- Public Adjuster Academy Course Schedule
- Overview of the Public Adjuster Academy Course
- Who can apply for an Illinois Public Adjuster License?
- Attending a Public Adjuster Academy Course
- Overview of the Illinois State Exam
- Taking the Illinois State Exam
Public Adjuster Academy Course Schedule
- Day One: Illinois insurance laws and regulations pertaining to the work of Illinois public adjusters
- Day Two: Important and relevant concepts of insurance
- Day Three: Specific property insurance coverages
- Day Four: Construction terms, overall review, and practice exam
Overview of the Public Adjuster Academy Course
This course is designed specifically to help you pass your Illinois public adjuster license Exam.
To cover the four principal areas that you are tested on, the course text includes details on the four C’s: Illinois legal code, insurance concepts, policy coverages, and construction terminology.
Mastery of these fundamentals helps you to better determine and understand the context of the exam questions. Whether you or new in the business of insurance or not, it is important for all exam-takers to carefully review and understand the Public Adjuster Academy school materials.
Traditional Classroom Vs Online Course
The evidence is clear: the learning outcomes of classroom courses are superior to online courses. A traditional classroom course offers live, immediate interaction and feedback. Online courses are just digitized textbooks.
Who can apply for an Illinois Public Adjuster License?
In Illinois, you can apply to become a public adjuster if you are over 18 years old.
To get your license, you must do four things:
- $250 application fee to Illinois Department of Insurance
- $20,000 surety bond
- Fingerprint verification document from Live Scan
- Tailored version of your proposed public adjuster contract
- Pass the Illinois public adjuster license 100-question exam with a
70% passing rate
The Public Adjuster Academy will help assist you with all of the above required documents.
Attending a Public Adjuster Academy Course
Matching a lively presentation with specially-designed materials, the Public Adjuster 4-day Illinois public adjuster license pre-exam course gives you the knowledge and skills you need to pass the Illinois public adjuster license exam. On the final day of the course, a practice exam is given and then graded on the spot.
During most of our classes, former students now acting as Illinois public adjusters will take the podium and speak to Public Adjuster Academy students.
They share their experiences in the field, and how obtaining the Illinois public adjuster license has impacted their business and their lives. Students are given an opportunity to ask questions and obtain contact information.
In addition, in nearly all past classes we have had a short talk given by the owner and/or key employees of Neighborhood Adjusters and Paramount Loss Consulting who engage the students and offer to help those who may, in the near future, seek assistance on a claim that they are working on.
The Public Adjuster Academy has a “virtual army” of hundreds and hundreds of former students who add value to insurance recovery and storm damage restoration by actively using their public adjuster licenses to help policyholders.
Post-class consulting services are available for license application assistance, contract creation, business model advice, as well as insurance policy acquisition and coverage interpretations.
Even if you know nothing about claims adjusting or insurance, and even if English is not your first language, Public Adjuster Academy’s way of presenting the material to you will give you the skills, and the knowledge, to pass the exam.
Overview of the Illinois State Exam
The Illinois public adjuster license examination probes knowledge in four principal areas:
- Illinois legal code relating to insurance adjusters
- Property insurance terms and concepts
- Major policy forms and coverages
- Building construction terminology
The exam is developed and administered by a private company called Pearson VUE that has multiple exam centers. The examination presents 100 multiple questions to the test-taker randomly, drawing from a large database of questions.
While some questions involve simple memory of certain terms, most questions require the test taker to think, using a good understanding of basic insurance concepts, specific property coverages and Illinois insurance laws.
The exam fee is $103 and a 70% score is required for passing. You’ll choose the date, time, and location of the Illinois exam. You will have 2 hours and 45 minutes to complete the exam. English and Spanish versions of the exam are available.
Written results are presented to exam-takers before they leave the exam center. An exam-taker who fails the exam the first try can re-test after 7 days; if they fail two or more times, they must wait 30 days to re-test.
To sit for your examination, you will need to register with Pearson VUE and schedule an exam at any one of its many testing centers. You can also view and download a license candidate handbook that will provide more information about your exam and other state licensing exams.
Taking the Illinois State Exam
When you arrive at the testing center, you will be asked to show a government-issued ID and second ID such as a credit card that contains your signature.
You will be prohibited from bringing any personal items into the exam area. Once you are seated in the exam area, be prepared to take a brief on-screen tutorial which explains the keyboard, rules about changing answers, and completing the exam. Pencils and scratch paper or a notepad will be provided for you.
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