Universal Claims Certification (UCC)
The UCC addresses those issues while protecting the public's interests and providing a universal certification that maintains consistent requirements, governance, and continuing education standards. The UCC was developed utilizing the most stringent states’ requirements and regulations.
• Complete a 40-hour pre-certification online education program
• Successfully pass an examination
If you hold a current home state license, you are exempt from the UCC's 40-hour pre-certification program and exam, however you must complete the UCC online registration form. The UCC will be valid for two years. To renew a UCC, all Independent and Company Claim Adjusters must:
The UCC is not a license and individuals must obtain licenses directly with each state requiring licensure. UCC holders in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, and Mississippi will not need to complete the state's pre-licensing course exam or maintain the state's continuing education requirements, as these are met by maintaining the UCC. UCC adjuster candidates seeking a resident or designated home state license in Texas must first complete the UCC precertification course and exam before applying for licensure in Texas. UCC holders seeking a nonresident adjuster license in Texas must submit an application for review and approval by the TDI.
The UCC is approved in the following states:
• Indiana (Effective July 1, 2020)
* UCC continuing education satisfies the Texas continuing education requirement effective January 1, 2020.