Public Adjuster Apprentice Florida
FL PA Apprentice Program! To become a Public Adjuster in Florida, you must first spend six months as an apprentice and study under a fully licensed Florida Public Adjuster as an Apprentice. Each Public Adjuster can only have one apprentice at a time, so it is a highly coveted position. Before 2018, the apprentice time was designated as an entire year. Starting in 2018, the state of Florida reduced the apprentice program time to six months.
Public Adjuster Apprentice Qualifications
While there are are a few requirements to become a Florida Public Adjuster Apprentice per the State of Florida, each Public Adjuster is wise to only take on an apprentice if they have certain skills they already posses. A large majority of the work flow of a Public Adjuster has to do with sketching and drawing / documentation the damage and subsequent build back of the property. There is a program called Xactimate that is widely accepted as the platform used in the industry to prepare damage estimates. Obviously anyone with the ability to use Xactimate, would make a great candidate to be an apprentice. Former estimators for contractors and former insurance company adjusters make the best candidates to be a Public Adjuster apprentice.
Additional Skills that are helpful
Because the job of being a Public Adjuster involves insurance related damages, a wide or diverse background in construction would also possibly help you qualify to become a Public Adjuster Apprentice. A sales background would also go a long way to help you, if you are seeking a position as a Public Adjuster apprentice. It is up to the Public Adjuster to pick the best candidate because the state law states that there is a full six months required, so no other apprentice can be added for six months.
Do you have what it takes?
If you are currently an independent adjuster, or an Insurance Adjuster, and are looking for an exciting and rewarding career change, we will be willing to look at your resume and see if you are a good fit. At this time, there is one Public Adjuster Apprentice position available for Florida. If you think you have what it takes, we want to hear from you!