Portable Electronics Adjuster

All insurance professionals (both residents and nonresidents) can apply for licenses, renew licenses, and update addresses and phone numbers online through the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR), at www.nipr.com.  

NIPR license and renewal applications are easy to complete, and we can usually process them faster than applications that are mailed to us. NIPR charges a small transaction fee (around $5 to $7) to process a license application and fee payment.  Many people have found that overall, the added convenience plus the time and postage savings are worth paying the fee. 

USE NIPR FOR FREE to change an address, e-mail address or phone number!

WHAT IS A PORTABLE ELECTRONICS ADJUSTER?

A portable electronics adjuster is a person licensed in Arizona to adjust only portable electronics insurance claims.  The person must either be:

  • A resident of Canada who holds an adjuster license in another state that permits the person to adjust portable electronics insurance in that state; or,
  • A resident of another state who is not licensed as an insurance adjuster, but is permitted to adjust portable electronics insurance claims in the resident state.

WHO MUST BE LICENSED?

To adjust portable electronics insurance claims...

  • An Arizona resident must hold an insurance adjuster license. 
  • A person who resides in another state that licenses insurance adjusters must hold a resident insurance adjuster license in that state and become licensed as a nonresident insurance adjuster in Arizona.
  • A person who resides in another state that does not license adjusters but is allowed to adjust portable electronics insurance claims in that state must become licensed in Arizona as a portable electronics insurance adjuster.
  • A resident of Canada who holds an adjuster license in another state that permits the person to adjust portable electronics insurance in that state must become licensed in Arizona as a portable electronics insurance adjuster.

ARS § 41-1030(G) requires most Arizona government agencies to prominently print the provisions of ARS § 41-1030(B), (D), (E) and (F) on all license applications.  The following is the language in ARS § 41-1030(B), (D), (E) and (F):

B.        An agency shall not base a licensing decision in whole or in part on a licensing requirement or condition that is not specifically authorized by statute, rule or state tribal gaming compact. A general grant of authority in statute does not constitute a basis for imposing a licensing requirement or condition unless a rule is made pursuant to that general grant of authority that specifically authorizes the requirement or condition.

D.        This section may be enforced in a private civil action and relief may be awarded against the state.  The court may award reasonable attorney fees, damages and all fees associated with the license application to a party that prevails in an action against the state for a violation of this section.

E.        A state employee may not intentionally or knowingly violate this section.  A violation of this section is cause for disciplinary action or dismissal pursuant to the agency’s adopted personnel policy.

F.         This section does not abrogate the immunity provided by section 12-820.01 or 12-820.02.