Can I become a insurance adjuster if I have a felony?

by hernandez » Sat Nov 13, 2010 04:03 pm

All licenses in the insurance industry are issued under the authority of the state, however, the federal Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act (18 USC 1033, 1034) specifies that persons who have committed certain felonies are prohibited from being involved without a consent waiver from the state regulator. If your felony specifically involved a money or property crime, among others, you will need the waiver. There is no statute of limitations on when the crime/conviction occurred.

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Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 09:23 pm Post Subject: insurance adjuster

My husband has felony record for a DUI 3 years ago, no jail time,will this prevent him from getting an adjusters license

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 09:29 pm Post Subject: ajuster

How do we obtain a waiver

Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 05:25 am Post Subject:

In most states, any felony conviction within 5 years of the application for an insurance license will result in denial of the application. When an application has been denied, it will usually mean that a new application cannot be filed within the next five years.

A DUI is not the kind of offense that would prevent someone from being licensed, but your husband's timing may be wrong. Contact your state's Dept of Insurance to discuss the matter BEFORE submitting an application.

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 02:31 am Post Subject: Felony

I was convicted (plea deal) of possession of a controlled substance. Would I be able to qualify in the state of Illinois. My conviction was 17 years ago.

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:40 am Post Subject:

Your conviction was not for any of the offenses that 18 USC 1033 is concerned about. But you may be required to attend a hearing to discuss the matter.

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 02:57 am Post Subject: Misdameanor

Hi, I have a misdemeanor on my record of theft by check. I have neve been in trouble. I am trying to get my temporary adjusters license in Texas. I want to become a property adjuster. Will they deny me?

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 07:22 am Post Subject:

Probably not. But failure to disclose = death penalty.

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 04:26 pm Post Subject: public adjuster in ohio

i took a plea bargain about 23 yrs ago on some stolen items it was counted as a felony
will this stop me from getting a public adjusters lic:

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 03:33 am Post Subject:

It could. The offense is within the scope of Sec 1033 and will require disclosure and a consent waiver. If you have no other criminal history, you should be able to obtain the waiver. On the other hand, if you were to fail to disclose the event thinking it won't be found, and indeed, it was not found initially, but was found later, you would be guilty of a federal felony and could be fined $10,000 and sentenced to up to 15 years in prison. So you probably don't want to consider that path.

Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:27 am Post Subject: Felony/claims adjuster

i have a felony out of Michigan for (NSF Checks) from 13 years ago. Will I be able to obtain a Florida adjuster license?

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