48.17.410  <<  48.17.420 >>   48.17.430

Appointed agent may adjustWhen license or certification is requiredNonresident adjusters or crop adjusters.

(1) An insurance producer or title insurance agent may from time to time act as an adjuster on behalf of and as authorized by an insurer for which an insurance producer or title insurance agent has been appointed as an agent and investigate and report upon claims without being required to be licensed as an adjuster. An insurance producer or title insurance agent must not act as a crop adjuster or investigate or report upon claims arising under crop insurance without first obtaining a crop adjuster license or, if a salaried employee of an insurer or of a managing general agent, without first being certified by a crop adjuster proficiency program approved by the risk management agency of the United States department of agriculture.
(2) Except for losses arising under crop insurance, a license by this state is not required of a nonresident independent adjuster, for the adjustment in this state of a single loss, or of losses arising out of a catastrophe common to all such losses.
(3) For losses arising under crop insurance, a license by this state is not required of a nonresident crop adjuster, for the adjustment in this state of a single loss, or of losses arising out of a catastrophe common to all such losses, if the nonresident crop adjuster is:
(a) Licensed as a crop adjuster in another state;
(b) Certified by the risk management agency of the United States department of agriculture; or
(c) A salaried employee of an insurer or of a managing general agent who is certified by a crop adjuster proficiency program approved by the risk management agency of the United States department of agriculture.
[ 2010 c 67 § 7; 2007 c 117 § 21; 1947 c 79 § .17.42; Rem. Supp. 1947 § 45.17.42.]

NOTES:

Effective date2010 c 67: See note following RCW 48.14.010.
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