California Adjuster License Renewal & CE

Author: Ethan Peyton

This guide contains the costs, continuing education requirements, and links for California adjuster license renewal.

This guide is for California Residents. If you are renewing a non-resident license, scroll down to the non-resident section.

Resident Renewal

Continuing Education

CE Requirement | 24 credits

CE Cost | ~$49 + state fee

How to Renew Your California Adjuster License

CA adjuster license renewal is a simple process. Essentially, you’ll just need to complete your CE requirements and submit your renewal application before the expiration date. This guide will walk you through the process step-by-step.

In California, adjuster licenses expire on the last day of the month your license was issued, every two years.

You can find your expiration date using the Sircon license lookup tool.

Step 1: Complete your Continuing Education Requirements

The first step to renewing your California adjuster license is to complete your continuing education requirements (CE).

The CE requirement for adjusters is: 24 credits, including 3 in ethics. 

There are two ways to meet your continuing education requirements:

Take an Online CE Course

Online continuing education courses are the most common method to fill complete your CE. 

These are self-paced, video/text courses that fill your entire credit requirement. It’s the most simple and quick way to get the education you need. It’s also the most price-effective method.


Check out our recommended CE course – $49 + state fee.

Take a Class at an Adjuster Event

It is less common to fill your entire continuing education requirement at live events.

Adjuster conferences, conventions, and other events often offer CE credits for attending classes at the event. 

The downside is that these classes generally only offer 1-4 credit hours each. It’s better to see these classes as more targeted training, rather than a reliable CE path.

Check out our Adjuster Events page to find events near you.

When to Take Continuing Education Courses

You can take continuing education courses any time during your two year license term. 

The California Department of Insurance recommends you finish your CE credits 7 or more days before your expiration date. This allows time for the course provider to submit proof of completion and for the state’s system to update. 


Continuing education is easy to complete, but it’s also easy to forget. Don’t put it off until the last minute – late renewals are expensive!

Step 2: Adjuster License Renewal Application

Once you’ve completed your CE, you can submit your renewal application during the renewal window.

CDI will send you a renewal notice when the renewal window opens. This is generally 60-90 days before the expiration date.

If you’ve changed your mailing or email address since your last renewal, be sure to update your information in Sircon so you don’t miss any correspondence from the state.

Submit your renewal using Sircon.

The adjuster license renewal fee is: $311 x (number of qualified managers)

For crop adjusters, the renewal fee is: $311.

California Non-Resident Adjuster License Renewal

Non-Resident Renewal

Continuing Education

CE | 24 hours (in addition to home state CE)

The process for renewing your non-resident California adjuster license is the same as the process for residents – complete CE and submit a renewal application.

The CE requirement for adjusters is: 24 credits, including 3 in ethics. 

Since, however, California doesn’t reciprocate or allow reciprocation of their adjuster license, your home state CE doesn’t count toward California’s continuing education requirement.

This means that you will need to complete 24 hours of CE for California in addition to your home state’s CE requirement.


Check out our recommended CE course – $49 + state fee.

If that’s in order, all you have to do is submit your California non-resident adjuster license renewal.

Once you’ve completed your CE, you can submit your renewal using Sircon.

The non-resident adjuster license renewal fee is: $311 x (number of qualified managers)

For non-resident crop adjusters, the renewal fee is: $311.

License expiration dates from home states and non-resident states don’t often line up, so tracking all of your license data in a spreadsheet or calendar is a wise move.

California Adjuster License Late Renewal and Reinstatement

If you’ve let your license expire, depending on the length of time past the expiration date, there are options to reinstate your license

As with the standard renewal, you must complete your CE requirements before reinstatement.

Up to 1 year after the expiration date, you can file a reinstatement. The fee $311 x (number of qualified managers) + $79.

Letting your license expire will cancel all of your active insurance company appointments. These appointments are not required to reinstate your license, but must be in place before transacting business.

If your license is more than 1 year past the expiration date, you’ll need to apply for a new license. You can find those instructions on our California Adjuster License guide.

You can find the state’s verbiage regarding reinstatement on the CDI website.

California Adjuster License Renewal & CE FAQ

How much does it cost to renew an California adjuster license?

For residents, the cost to renew an California adjuster license is around $311 (per qualified manager) + state fees + $~49 for a CE course

What are the continuing education requirements for the California adjuster license?

The CE requirement for the California adjuster license is: 24 credits, including 3 in ethics. 

How do I check my CE credits in California?

You can use the Sircon license lookup tool to find your transcript of CE credits in California.

What happens if I let my adjuster license expire in California?

If your California adjuster license expires, you may be able to reinstate your license.
The amount of time past your expiration date will determine your options. Find further details on our California Adjuster License Renewal guide.