About the Exam
Overview of the State Examination
The Illinois Public Adjuster License examination probes knowledge in four principal areas: Illinois legal code relating to insurance adjusters property insurance terms and concepts major policy forms and coverages building construction terminology.
The exam is developed and administered by a private company called Pearson VUE. The examination presents 100 questions to the test-taker randomly, drawing from a large database of questions. While some questions involve simple memory of certain terms, most questions require the test taker to THINK, using a good understanding of basic insurance CONCEPTS, specific PROPERTY COVERAGES and ILLINOIS INSURANCE LAWS.
The 100 questions on the Illinois Public Adjuster examination are all multiple-choice.
A 70% score is required for passing. You will have 2 hours and 45 minutes to complete the exam.
To sit for your examination, you will need to register with Pearson VUE and schedule an exam at any one of its many testing centers. Further information about registering is available at PearsonVUE.com. You can also view and download a License Candidate Handbook from Pearson VUE or from the Illinois Department of Insurance at insurance.illinois.gov. The License Candidate Handbook will provide more information about your exam and other state licensing exams.
When you arrive at the testing center, you will be asked to show a government-issued ID and second ID such as a credit card that contains your signature. You will be prohibited from bringing ANY personal items into the exam area. Once you are seated in the exam area, be prepared to take a brief on-screen tutorial which explains the keyboard, rules about changing answers, and completing the exam. Pencils and scratch paper or a notepad will be provided for you.
CONTACT INFORMATION: Pearson VUE: Pearsonvue.com 800-274-0402 IL Dept of Insurance: insurance.illinois.gov 866-445-5364 Policies tested on the Illinois Public Adjuster License exam
Although the Illinois Public Adjuster License exam does not test you on all available standard property forms, you will be expected to understand certain features of the following policy forms:
● Standard Fire Policy
● Commercial Property
● Businessowner’s Policy
● Inland Marine
● Farm Owners
● Flood Insurance