An adjuster acts solely on behalf of either the insurer or the insured, as an independent contractor or as an employee of an independent contractor; and investigates for, reports to or adjusts for the individual’s principal relative to claims arising out of insurance contracts. In checking with the New Mexico Insurance Department, an automobile appraiser who estimates damages or calculates the value of a car or other motor vehicle and reports to an insurance company need not be licensed as an insurance adjuster.
Phone: (505) 827-4601
NEW MEXICO LICENSED AND CERTIFIED AUTOMOBILE APPRAISER
Note: In many instances such as performing automobile valuation or diminished value appraisals for vehicle owners, there are no specific licensing requirements. It is advisable to hire an independent appraiser who is licensed in any state in order to assure a quality appraisal.
Some of the entities that advertise that they are certified appraisers are listed below. When hiring an appraiser who is certified by one of these companies, be sure to cross check with their state insurance department to determine whether they are properly licensed.
- The American Society of Certified Auto Appraisers
- Bureau of Certified Auto Appraisers
- Auto Appraisal Group
- The Appraisal Foundation
- Certified Automobile Appraisal LLC
- I-Van, International Vehicle Appraisers Network
- International Automotive Appraisers Association