What is a Public Adjuster?

A Public Adjuster is hired by the property owner when there is a disagreement with the loss settlement offered by the property owner’s insurance company. A Public Adjuster reevaluates the loss and determines a fair settlement, sometimes tens (or hundreds!) of thousands of dollars in favor of the owner. The Public Adjuster receives a percentage commission for the difference. In Illinois, a Public Adjuster can set the commission to any percentage negotiated with the property owner.

Can I talk directly to the owner’s insurance adjuster if there is a dispute on the policy?

Yes, as a licensed Public Adjuster you are entitled to communicate directly with the owner’s insurance adjuster. You will also have access to the client’s detailed insurance policy. This gives you maximum leverage. And if there is disagreement, you can demand an appraiser to umpire the loss.

What if I need help with a complicated claim?

As a paid student with Contractors Network and Training Center, you will have access to our network of experienced Public Adjusters. We can connect you with the right one, who will be able to help you and increase your claim settlement.

Where are the final claim checks sent?

The Public Adjuster is added as a loss payee, with the checks sent directly to the Public Adjuster. This helps the Public Adjuster receive payment quickly.

What does your Public Adjuster exam preparation course cover?

  • General Insurance Concepts and Terminology
  • Illinois Insurance Laws Relating to Public Adjusters
  • Construction Terminology and Estimating
  • Specific Property Insurance Coverages

Will I pass the Public Adjuster exam?

Since 2012, our public adjuster school has helped more than 1,300 contractors prepare for Illinois and Chicago licensure exams, with a student passing rate as high as 95% per class.

How do I get started?


No Deadline — Sign up when you’re ready!


October 18 – October 20, 2021



STEP 1: Sign up for our public adjuster exam preparation course. Call us ASAP at (773) 508-4209 to hear if we have available seats. If not, you can always sign up for our next course 3 months from now.

STEP 2: Take our public adjuster course and study. When you feel you are ready, go to Step 3.

STEP 3: Call Pearson VUE directly at (800) 274-0402, at least 24 hours in advance of when you wish to take the exam. You can also register for the exam here.

Questions? Call Contractors Network and Training Center in Chicago today at (773) 508-4209!

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