Adjuster (Independent)


  • Fingerprint Requirements and Information
    • Applicants must submit an FBI FD 258 fingerprint card to the Alaska Division of Insurance for the division to conduct a state and national criminal background check. A fingerprint card is only required if the applicant does not hold an active insurance license.
    • The fingerprint card is required for a state and national criminal background check to occur.
    • The Code of Federal Regulations provides a procedure to obtain change, correction, or updating of identification records in 28 CFR 16.34. You may direct any challenge as to the accuracy or completeness of any entry on your record to the FBI, who will then forward your challenge to the agency which submitted the data. Please refer to for additional information.


Business Transaction Form

Public Adjusters

At present, Alaska's insurance code does not require licensing of "public adjusters" or adjusters who handle claims on behalf of insured, not insurance companies. The Alaska Division of Insurance does not have jurisdiction to either authorize or prohibit such activities in this state except to the extent such activities involve unfair or deceptive trade practices under Chapter 36 of Alaska's insurance code (AS 21.36.125, Unfair Claim Settlement Practices).

While public adjusters are not licensed under the insurance code, licensing may be required under other provisions of Alaska law. In particular, public adjusting may constitute the practice of law, and thus, may require a license to practice law depending on the nature and scope of the activities performed in the state. See Christiansen vs. Melinda, 857, P .2d 345 (Alaska 1993) addressing the definition of "practice of law for civil and criminal purposes".

Study Materials For Adjusters

Trainee Adjusters

Unlicensed Adjuster Single Loss or Catastrophe Form