Adjusters, Counselors, & Surplus Lines Brokers

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Frequently Asked Questions

Adjusters FAQs

  • How do I change my address, change my name, or request a duplicate license?

    All of these tasks can be completed electronically via Sircon.

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  • How do I obtain a certification/status letter?

    This can be done electronically via Sircon.

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  • How do I obtain a clearance letter?

    Complete the form Request for Clearance Letter. The associated fee is $10.

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  • How can I register to become a crop hail adjuster in Georgia?

    You will need to achieve a passing score on the Crop Hail Adjuster examination. Information regarding examination procedures is available on our website.

    Complete the Resident Insurance License Application (GID-103-AL) form.

    Pay the $115 fee.

    A waiver of examination can be granted if the applicant holds CPCU designation. You must attach a copy of CPCU designation to the application.

    A waiver of examination can be granted if the applicant was previously licensed for same lines in his or her prior home state. The license in that state must be active at the time of moving to Georgia, the applicant must attach the original clearance letter from his or her prior home state and must apply for licensure within 90 days of the date of the move to Georgia.

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  • How can I register to become a nonresident adjuster in Georgia?

    Complete the Nonresident Uniform Application for Individual Producer form.

    Provide proof of home state licensure for the license type requested. Proof may be in the form of an original certification letter dated within 90 days from resident state or PDB printout.

    Pay the $115 fee.

    If you are from a state that does not have a license requirement, you may still be licensed in Georgia. However, you must take the Georgia Adjuster Examination to qualify.

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  • How do I submit a registration of staff adjusters?

    Each Insurer having salaried employees, who adjust claims on a regular basis in the State of Georgia, wherever such employees are located, shall upload a list of such employees with the Commissioner annually by March 31. The upload is accessed by the insurer via the company portal.

    The term 'adjuster' does not include a salaried employee of an insurer who adjusts or assists in adjusting losses under policies issued by such insurer. Therefore, persons who fit in this category are not included in the definition of "adjuster" and are no longer subject to the continuing education requirements.

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  • How do I renew an existing adjuster license?

    Renewal notices are available to all eligible licensees 45 days prior to renewal date. Renewals can be filed electronically via Sircon.

    If you have renewal processing questions, please contact the Georgia Department of Insurance at 404-656-2101.

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  • How do I become a certified workers compensation professional?

    Complete the Certified Workers Compensation Professional Designation (CWCP). You must attach CWCP certificate to the license application.

    Complete the Resident Insurance License Application (GID-103-AL) form.

    Pay the $115 fee.

    Waiver of Prelicensing course and examination can be granted if applicant holds CPCU designation. You must attach copy of CPCU designation to application.

    Waiver of Prelicensing course and examination can be granted if the applicant was previously licensed for same lines in prior home state. The license in that state must be active at the time of moving to Georgia, the applicant must attach the original clearance letter from his or her prior home state and must apply for licensure within 90 days of the date of the move to Georgia.

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Counselors FAQs

  • How do I change my address, change my name, or request a duplicate license?

    All of these tasks can be completed electronically via Sircon.

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  • How do I obtain a certification/status letter?

    This can be done electronically via Sircon

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  • How do I obtain a clearance letter?

    Complete the form Request for Clearance Letter. The associated fee is $10.

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  • How do I become a life, accident, and sickness counselor?

    You must have experience in lines requested.

    You will need to achieve a passing score on counselor life, accident and sickness examination. Information regarding examination procedures is available on our website.

    Complete the Resident Insurance License Application (GID-103-AL) form.

    Complete the $5,000 counselor bond.

    Pay the $115 fee.

    Waiver of examination can be granted if the applicant holds CLU, CIC or FLMI designation. You must attach proof of CLU, CIC or FLMI designation to the application.

    Waiver of examination can be granted if the applicant was previously licensed for same lines in his or her prior home state. The license in that state must be active at the time of moving to Georgia. The applicant must attach original clearance letter from his or her prior home state and must apply for licensure within 90 days of the date of the move to Georgia.

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  • How can I register to become a nonresident counselor in Georgia?

    Complete the Nonresident Uniform Application for Individual Producer (GID-433-AL) form.

    Provide proof of home state licensure for the license type requested. Proof may be in the form of an original certification letter dated within 90 days from resident state or PDB printout.

    Pay the $115 fee.

    If you are from a state that does not have a license requirement, you may still be licensed in Georgia. However, you must take the Georgia Counselor Examination to qualify.

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  • How do I become a property and casualty counselor?

    You must have experience in lines requested.

    You will need to achieve a passing score on counselor property and casualty examination. Information regarding examination procedures is available on our website.

    Complete the Resident Insurance License Application (GID-103-AL) form.

    Complete the $5,000 counselor bond.

    Pay the $115 fee.

    Waiver of examination can be granted if the applicant holds CLU, CIC or FLMI designation. You must attach proof of CLU, CIC or FLMI designation to the application.

    Waiver of examination can be granted if the applicant was previously licensed for same lines in his or her prior home state. The license in that state must be active at the time of moving to Georgia. The applicant must attach original clearance letter from his or her prior home state and must apply for licensure within 90 days of the date of the move to Georgia.

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  • How do I renew an existing counselor license?

    Renewal notices are available to all eligible licensees 45 days prior to renewal date. Renewals can be filed electronically via Sircon.

    If you have renewal processing questions, please contact the Georgia Department of Insurance at 404-656-2101.

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Surplus Lines Brokers FAQs

  • How can I register to become a nonresident surplus lines broker in Georgia?

    Complete the Nonresident Uniform Application for Individual Producer (GID-433-AL) form.

    Provide an original certification letter dated within 90 days from resident state.

    Pay the $615 fee.

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  • How can I become a resident surplus lines broker?

    You must also hold or apply for a property and casualty agent license.

    You must achieve a passing score on Surplus Lines Broker examination. For information regarding examination procedures, visit the Pearson Vue website.

    Complete the Resident Insurance License Application (GID-103-AL) form.

    Complete a $50,000 surplus lines broker bond.

    Pay the $615 fee.

    Waiver of examination can be granted if the applicant holds CPCU designation. You must attach proof of CPCU designation to the application.

    Waiver of examination can be granted if the applicant was previously licensed for same lines in his or her prior home state. The license in that state must be active at the time of moving to Georgia, the applicant must attach original clearance letter from his or her prior home state and must apply for licensure within 90 days of the date of the move to Georgia.

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