The Public Adjuster Academy student enrollment is open every two months.
Seats are limited, courses are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, so get registered as early as possible.

The three-day class is held from 9 AM-4 PM

  • May 24, 2024
  • June 5-7, 2024
  • July 26, 2024
  • August 7-9, 2024
  • September 27, 2024
  • October 2-4, 2024
  • November 22, 2024
  • December 4-6, 2024

Overview of the
Public Adjuster Academy Course

This course is designed specifically to help you pass your Illinois public adjuster license Exam.To cover the four principal areas that you are tested on, the course text includes details on the four C’s: Illinois legal code, insurance concepts, policy coverages, and construction terminology.

Mastery of these fundamentals helps you to better determine and understand the context of the exam questions. Whether you or new in the business of insurance or not, it is important for all exam-takers to carefully review and understand the Public Adjuster Academy materials.

Traditional Classroom Vs Online Course
The evidence is clear: the learning outcomes of classroom courses are superior to online courses. A traditional classroom course offers live, immediate interaction and feedback. Online courses are just digitized textbooks.

Who can apply for an
Illinois Public Adjuster

In Illinois, you can apply to become a public adjuster if you are over
18 years old.

To get your license, you must do four things:

  • $250 application fee to Illinois Department of Insurance
  • $20,000 surety bond
  • Fingerprint verification document from Live Scan
  • Tailored version of your proposed public adjuster contract
  • Pass the Illinois public adjuster license 100-question exam with a 70% passing rate
The Public Adjuster Academy will help assist you with all of the above
required documents.

Attending a Public Adjuster Academy Course

Matching a lively presentation with specially designed materials, the Public Adjuster three-day Illinois public adjuster license pre-exam course gives you the knowledge and skills you need to pass the Illinois public adjuster license exam. On the final day of the course, a practice exam is given and then graded on the spot.

Networking Opportunites
During most of our classes, former students now acting as Illinois public adjusters will take the podium and speak to Public Adjuster Academy students.

They share their experiences in the field, and how obtaining the Illinois public adjuster license has impacted their business and their lives. Students are given an opportunity to ask questions and obtain contact information.

“The first thing that struck me about this program was the very solid foundation. I’m currently in the process of closing my first claim since taking this course, and it’s really helped me to gain confidence in this field.”

Jon W.

Overview of the Illinois State Exam

The Illinois public adjuster license examination probes knowledge in four principal areas:

The exam is developed and administered by a private company called Pearson VUE that has multiple exam centers. The examination presents 100 multiple questions to the test-taker randomly, drawing from a large database of questions.

While some questions involve simple memory of certain terms, most questions require the test taker to think, using a good understanding of basic insurance concepts, specific property coverages and Illinois insurance laws.

The exam fee is $100 and a 70% score is required for passing. You’ll choose the date, time, and location of the Illinois exam. You will have 2 hours and 45 minutes to complete the exam. English and Spanish versions of the exam are available.

Written results are presented to exam-takers before they leave the exam center. An exam-taker who fails the exam the first try can re-test after 7 days; if they fail two or more times, they must wait 30 days to re-test.

To sit for your examination, you will need to register with Pearson VUE and schedule an exam at any one of its many testing centers. You can also view and download a license candidate handbook that will provide more information about your exam and other state licensing exams.