Membership Benefits and Information
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What FAPIA does for You
Our organization boasts a professional membership of nearly 400 members and associates who protect the interests of everyone who has suffered an insurance loss, from single family homeowners to Fortune 500 companies. We are the largest state trade association for public adjusters in the nation.
How much would it cost you to have a team of lobbyists in
How much would you have to pay for a professional award-winning public relations firm to promote your industry? To respond to negative articles or editorials? To formulate positive stories? As a FAPIA member, it’s part of your dues.
How much would you pay to have the best public adjuster specific continuing education courses? With two conferences per year, FAPIA does that. Our membership gathers twice a year at the finest resorts, with memorable speakers and excellent exhibitors. Not to mention great networking, fabulous food and fun.
Just as the service to you provide to insured consumers proves extremely valuable , so is the value in membership in FAPIA. INVEST IN YOURSELF & FAPIA… Now is the time to invest in yourself and your career as a public adjuster.
FAPIA members have exclusive access to our Members Only area on FAPIA.net. There you can find special member benefits, associate members who can assist you and your clients, even past presentations from top industry experts.
You also get the forms and documents, including the model PA contract developed for and by FAPIA members. You even get a listing on the FAPIA “Find An Adjuster” section where the public goes to find public adjusters.
The annual dues for FAPIA MEMBERSHIP are $495.00 which equals $1.35 daily ... about the cost of a cup of coffee.
WHAT DO OUR MEMBERS THINK?
“It is “the” organization of public adjusters in the State of
“It offers state representation for our industry” ...Frank Finlay
“It’s very important to be a FAPIA member. You stay informed on all the changes in our industry”
“Great Conferences!” ...Steve McCaffrey
“I’ve learned how to put more money in my pocket and settle claims quicker.” ...Jerason White
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What You Need to Do to Apply for FAPIA Membership
Review the goals and objectives of FAPIA to ensure that membership will be of benefit to you professionally and personally
Visit the FAPIA website to:
Requirements to be a FAPIA member
Only persons who are duly licensed by the Florida Department of Financial Services as Public Insurance Adjusters may apply for full membership. Membership is limited to individuals who fulfill all the requirements of FAPIA as set by the Board of Directors. Those requirements include:
Apply for Membership – this should be a hyperlink to the membership application
Complete and submit the following along with your membership application
a. FAPIA membership application
b. Payment of the FAPIA annual dues of $495.00
c. Send a photo in jpeg format by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Your membership application will not be considered or processed until all of the above have been completed. This application must be completed in full and honestly. Additional information may be needed to complete your request for membership. You will be contacted if applicable.
Your information will be reviewed by:
Once you have completed Steps 1, 2 and 3, you will be granted temporary membership on a probationary period of 90 days. This will allow ample time for review of your application. Once your application receives final approval, you will be granted full membership which includes voting rights at the general membership meetings and access to member benefits.
If your application is not approved, your application fee will be refunded.
The best way to reap the full benefits of FAPIA membership is to get involved. There are various standing committees for which you can volunteer. Committees often conduct their business via email so the time and travel commitment is not overwhelming. However, this will allow you to get to know FAPIA officers who serve as chairpersons of the committee. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to attend both FAPIA conferences (winter & summer) where you have access to the finest PA specific education in the country, as well as interacting with vendors and associate members; networking with other PAs from around the state; and briefings by our lobbyists and officers on the business of both FAPIA and the industry. Finally, you will receive constant updates throughout the year on the various programs and actions FAPIA is taking to protect and preserve the public adjusting industry.
***If an application for membership is made within 90 days of a FAPIA Conference and the applicant is attending that Conference, the applicant must submit payment equal to the amount charged for non member attendees. Upon final approval of membership, the applicant will be refunded any amount that exceeded the FAPIA member conference fee and the FAPIA annual membership fee.