WC Adjuster License Info

Information about licensing requirements, how to apply for a license and FAQs. Vermont Law defines a Workers’ Compensation(WC) Adjuster to mean, any person who investigates claims and negotiates settlement of claims arising under policies of workers’ compensation insurance in behalf of insurers under such policies, or who advertises or solicits business from insurers as an adjuster. Lawyers settling claims of clients shall not be considered an adjuster. See Title 8,  §4791.

License Requirements

In order to obtain a WC Adjuster license an applicant must be at least 18 years of age; must be deemed to be competent, trustworthy and financially responsible; have passed the Vermont WC Adjuster written examination; meet an experience requirement and submit a license application and fees. In order to renew a WC Adjusters license you must attend and satisfactorily participate in a continuing education seminar administered by the Vermont Department of Labor and Industry. The Department of Labor and Industry may be contacted at 802-828-2286 for additional information about continuing education seminars.

The experience requirement may be satisfied in three different ways:

  1. The applicant possesses two years’ experience in handling of WC claims.
  2. The applicant has undergone special training of sufficient duration and scope to make him/her competent to fulfill the responsibilities of the license sought. A person seeking to have special training recognized should submit a detailed description of the training, including syllabi, curriculum and training material.
  3. The applicant is employed by and subject to the immediate personal supervision of a licensed WC Adjuster who is licensed in Vermont and who has been licensed for not less than three years next preceding the date of application for the license.

For further information, See Title 8, §4803


How to Apply for A License

Resident AND Nonresident:

An applicant must submit to the Department the following:

  1. NAIC Uniform Individual Application (This application is used for ALL license types, though they are not all specified on the form);
  2. The original score report showing passage of the Vermont Adjuster's Workers' Compensation examination;
  3. Attachment #2 Certification print a hard copy, fill in; and,
  4. A license application fee of $30.00 and license fee of $60.00. Non-Residents application fee of $30.00 and a license fee. Please locate the state in which you reside to determine the license fee (see Fee Chart). Checks may be made payable to VT Dept. of Financial Regulation.

Attachment #1 Social Security Disclosure is for your information.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ADJUSTERS

ALL applicants for a Workers’ Compensation Adjuster license must take and pass the Vermont Workers' Compensation Adjuster examination. Once licensed, all Workers’ Compensation Adjusters must attend and satisfactorily participate in continuing education seminars administered by the Vermont Department of Labor and Industry in order to renew a license. The Department of Labor and Industry may be contacted at 802-828-2286 for additional information about continuing education.


FAQs

What is a Workers' Compensation Adjuster?

A Workers' Compensation Adjuster is any person who investigates claims and negotiates settlement of claims arising under policies of workers' compensation insurance in behalf of insurers under such policies, or who advertises or solicits business from insurers as an adjuster. 

What is the license term?

The license term is April 1st to March 31st of even years.  The Department will send out renewal notices for existing licensees at the beginning of the even year.   Note, license fees are not prorated and the license term is fixed, regardless of time of application.

Does an applicant have to pass the Vermont Workers' Compensation examination, or is passing another state’s examination satisfy the examination requirement?

An applicant must pass the Vermont Workers' Compensation Adjuster examination.

Is Vermont specific CE required for Workers' Compensation Adjusters?

Yes.  After a licensee’s first license renewal or first eligibility for renewal, a licensee must attend one CE seminar offered by the Vermont Department of Labor every two years.  The CE term is the same as the license term.

Where can I go for more information about how to attend a Vermont Workers Compensation CE seminar?

The Department of Labor administers the CE program.  For more information Click Here

Is a Property and Casualty adjuster authorized to adjust Workers' Compensation claims?

No.  A person adjusting Workers' Compensation claims on behalf of an insurer must possess a Workers' Compensation Adjuster license.

Who should I contact with questions about Vermont’s Workers' Compensation requirements or the claims processing requirements of the Vermont Department of Labor?

For all questions related to Workers’ Compensation and claims processing, you should contact the Vermont Department of Labor at 802-828-2286.


For answers to additional questions that have not been addressed in the FAQs above, send an email to dfr.producerlicensing@state.vt.us please be sure to provide a telephone number where we can contact you.

Vermont Department of Financial Regulation
Insurance Division – Producer Licensing
89 Main Street
Montpelier, VT 05620-3101
(802) 828-3303 Telephone
(802) 828-1633 Fax 

Vermont Licensing Bulletin