Every licensed work comp adjuster in Texas should be aware that their license is only valid for two years. To renew it, they need to submit a new application along with proof of completing appropriate continuing education.

As an adjuster, making continuing education a top priority is crucial not only for legal compliance but also for several other significant reasons that should not be overlooked. These reasons include:

  1. In the state of Texas, the legislature convenes every two years and may or may not make changes to the workers’ compensation statute during that session. As a workers’ compensation adjuster, it’s crucial to have a solid understanding of all current statutory requirements. One effective way to stay informed about the latest changes is through education. This ensures that you can provide the best possible services to your employer, client, and most importantly, the injured employee.
  2. The workers’ compensation ecosystem is constantly evolving, and staying up-to-date with current “best practices” is essential for adjusters to stay ahead of the curve. By learning new skills and understanding available technology, completing tasks becomes easier. For instance, think about the first cell phone you owned and compare it to today’s smartphones. Similarly, managing workers’ compensation claims requires learning new tasks and applying new “best practices.”
  3. It is important to regularly showcase your skill development to your employer. Displaying a strong dedication to your job and investing in yourself is crucial. Implementing best practices can benefit both you and your employer, ultimately leading to a positive performance review.
  4. As previously mentioned, renewing your license to work as an adjuster requires completing continuing education requirements. These requirements may seem like a necessary evil, but they are crucial in ensuring that we can provide the best possible care for injured citizens in Texas.

To succeed in your profession, it is essential to have a thorough understanding of the latest best practices. Show your employer that you are committed to self-improvement and maintaining the standards set by your licensure. There are many resources available to help you achieve your goals. Strive to be the best professional you can be.