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Public Adjuster FAQs

What is Public Adjuster Licensing Education? 


Individuals seeking a public adjusters license must score 70% or higher the Pennsylvania Public Adjuster's (Series 16-19) examination. The exam consists of 60 multiple-choice questions. Unlike the producer's licensing requirements, there is no Pre-Licensing Education requirement. Individuals can study our licensing materials and sit for their exam.


What material will be addressed on the Public Adjusters exam?

The Public Adjusters exam will address the following topics: Insurance Regulations, General Insurance, Property and Casualty Insurance Basics, Dwelling Policy, Homeowners Policy, Commercial Property Policies, Commercial Inland Marine, Businessowners Policy, Other Types of Insurance Policies, and the Adjustment Process. Magellan public adjusting licensing materials addresses all of these topics.


What materials are needed to prepare for the Public Adjusters exam?

In addition to our study manual and access to the Exam Master Online Course, you should have a current Pennsylvania Public Adjuster Licensing Examination Candidate Information Booklet. This booklet, which is included with your study manual, provides complete details of all relevant data pertaining to the licensing process including the exam outline, examples of test questions and an application to register for the examination. Please note that our study manuals and the Exam Master Online Course correspond to the state outlines and are revised annually. Currently, testing outlines are updated every July 1st. To promote the possibility of passing your exam, it is recommended you purchase the most current edition of our study manuals and companion Exam Master Online Course. 

What is the best way to use this Pre-licensing Education study program?

The key to exam success is to understand what you have to know for exam purposes. You can start this process by briefly scanning each of the chapters in your manual. After you have completed this general overview you can begin the systematic process of reviewing your study material and your Exam Master Online Course. First, read chapter one highlighting important concepts and topics. Make sure you pay attention to bolded or italicized words or phrases. You may also want to review the audio PowerPoint summaries in your Online course. Next review the chapter's electronic flashcards. These are key terms and concepts that you must master and understand. Finally, complete the practice exams that are at the end of each chapter including your final exam.


In addition to your printed manual, your Exam Master Online Course includes over 300 animated PowerPoint slides with over 10 hours of audio chapter summaries; over 400 key terms as flash cards, and over 700 practice exam questions with rationales. We recommend that students score that least 85% or higher on each chapter exam before moving forward to succeeding chapters.

After you have completed your studies and have scored 85% or higher on all of your exams, you will be ready to take your state public adjusting exam.

How does the actual state/PSI computer examination work?

ndividuals can take their state licensing exam at a PSI testing center or remotely from their home or office. Individuals taking their exam remotely must have a computer and webcam. Students will have the opportunity to take an introductory lesson to become familiarized with the computer and its testing functions. The exam questions appear on the screen giving the student the option of recording the answer or to "mark" the answer for later review. At the end of the exam a pass/fail grade will appear on the screen and a hard copy will be presented to the student. Complete details on the computer examination, testing locations, and related details are included in the Pennsylvania Public Adjuster Licensing Examination Candidate Information Booklet.

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