To save time, make sure you’ve got these things ready to go before you start diving into these rosters:
Licenses: Definitely use Sircon to manage your licenses, and have your own spreadsheet with that information and other information like issue date and expiration date. You’ll also want to download your licenses in .pdf, because you’ll need to upload them when you’re signing on to a roster. The more you have when you start, the better.
Your resume: You need to have a professional, up to date resume to upload. A .pdf file is preferred, but Word will work as well. We won’t go into what your resume needs to look like here, but we will at least say that it should be oriented towards your desired career as an independent adjuster.
A Photograph of yourself: Take a nice picture of yourself, similar to a passport photo, but don’t be afraid to smile. You should be dressed professionally and the photo should be taken against a white background, as this photo will be used on your ID badge when you get deployed. Most firms want the photo in .jpg format.
Certifications: Have you gotten any certifications like xactimate level 2, or your State Farm cert? You’re going to want to have that information handy when you apply to IA firms. Be ready to fill in the certification number and upload a .pdf of the certification.
NIPR: Always have your National Producer Number (NPN) handy. What is your NPN? The National Producer Number is a unique NAIC identifier assigned through the licensing application process or the NAIC reporting systems to individuals and business entities (including, but not limited to producers, adjusters, and navigators) engaged in insurance related activities regulated by a state insurance department. The NPN is used to track those individuals and business entities on a national basis. Many portals have a backend connection directly to NIPR, and with this number they can pull in your licensing information automatically.