Public Adjuster


NOTICE: Effective July 1, 2019, the North Dakota consultant license will no longer include the authority to act as a public adjuster. Individuals who currently hold an active consultant license in North Dakota and act as a public adjuster will need to reapply for the new public adjuster license. 

Effective July 1, 2019, North Dakota will issue both individual and business entity public adjuster licenses.



Resident Individual
  • Public adjuster examination.
  • Criminal history record check to include fingerprinting.
  • Application and $100 fee.
  • Provide proof of surety bond for a minimum of $20,000.
  • No exam is required if application received within 90 days of the cancellation of an applicant’s previous state’s public adjuster license.
  • No exam required if the application is received within 12 months of the termination of the previous license in this state (resident or non-resident license status).
Non-resident Individual (Reciprocity)
  • Application and $100 fee.
  • Licensed as a resident public adjuster and in good standing in the home state.
  • Provide proof of surety bond for a minimum of $20,000.
Business Entity (Resident and Non-resident)
  • Business entity application form and $150 application fee.
  • Designated responsible licensed producer (DRLP) – must designate a licensed resident or non-resident public adjuster.
  • Provide proof of surety bond for a minimum of $20,000.

Renewal and Reinstatement:

Resident and Non-resident Individual Renewal
  • Renews on the last day of the individual's birth month.
  • Renewal application and $25 fee.
Resident and Non-resident Individual Reinstatement
  • May reinstate within 12 months with a $150 reinstatement fee – no exam required.
Business Entity Renewal (Resident and Non-resident)
  • Expires on the two-year anniversary of issuance.
  • Renewal application and $150 fee.
  • 30-day grace period following expiration date with $125 late renewal fee in addition to the $150 renewal fee for a total of $275.
  • The reapplication fee is $150.