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 Adjuster Authorization Overview
Qualified applicants applying for a National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Adjuster Authorization are certified through the Adjuster Authorization process administered by the NFIP Bureau & Statistical Agent, iService, on behalf of FEMA.

All qualified applicants are subject to NFIP standards and requirements. NFIP standards and requirements for Adjuster Authorization may be viewed here.

New applicants and adjusters seeking upgrades to their existing certification are required to submit a completed application to the NFIP Bureau & Statistical Agent, iService. NFIP-certified adjusters who are seeking to maintain their active certification status with no change to their existing authorization are not required to submit an adjuster authorization application. Once attendance is verified at an annual NFIP Adjuster workshop for the current calendar year, previously certified adjusters are automatically updated in the database maintained by the iService Claims Administration team. New applicants as well as existing NFIP-certified adjusters are required to attend an annual NFIP Adjuster workshop for the current calendar year in order to maintain active certification status.

The Adjuster Authorization Application, FEMA Form 086-0-21, may be downloaded at:
FEMA Form 086-0-21

The authority to collect the information is Title 42, U.S. Code, Section 4001-4028.

  Adjuster Authorization Submission and Questions  
The completed Adjuster Authorization Application should be transmitted to iService via any of the following methods:

  Contact Information

  Email to:;

  Fax to: 301-577-3421; or

  Mail to:
iService Claims Administration Team
NFIP Bureau & Statistical Agent
P.O. Box 310
Lanham, MD 20706

If you have specific questions in regard to the NFIP Adjuster Authorization process or your Flood Certification Number (FCN) card, please direct your questions to

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