For Producers

Public adjuster

"Adjuster" means any person who either investigates and negotiates settlement relative to insurance claims, or applies the factual circumstances of an insurance claim to the insurance policy provisions, or both, arising under property and casualty insurance contracts.  An appraiser or umpire functioning under the appraisal clause in an insurance contract is not deemed to be an "adjuster" for the purpose of this chapter.  See RCW 48.17.010 ( for the entire definition.  Washington State issues three different adjuster licenses: Crop, Independent and Public.

  1. Meet the experience and education requirements.
  2. Schedule and pass your exam (
  3. Have your fingerprints taken.
  4. Apply for your license online.

Have your proof of experience, exam score report and bond information (PDF, 110KB) ready; you'll need to attach them electronically or mail them in.