New Adjuster CE Law Takes Effect September 1
A law passed unanimously by the Texas Legislature regarding continuing education requirements for insurance adjusters will take effect on September 1, 2019.
SB 1584 provides that the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) will accept claims certifications that the adjuster receives during a license period for continuing education credit if:
- The claims certification is issued by a national or state claims association with a certification program;
- The number of hours required to complete the certification program is not less than the number of hours of continuing education that an adjuster is required to complete during the license period;
- The content of the certification program includes:
- Content required under Texas law, and
- Is made available through an electronic portal maintained by the association for review and audit by TDI;
- The association is approved by TDI as a continuing education provider;
- The association reports the adjuster’s completion of the certification program to TDI through an electronic portal maintained by the department; and
- The association provides TDI access to the adjuster’s transcript showing the adjuster’s completion of the certification program.
Though the law takes effect in September 2019, it applies to continuing education requirements for an insurance adjuster’s license period beginning on or after January 1, 2020. More information about continuing education requirements can be found on the TDI website.