Any person who acts as a damage appraiser must hold a licence. Offering, promising, or attempting to act or claiming in any manner to be authorized to act as a damage appraiser is considered acting as a damage appraiser. Full details regarding eligibility requirements, limitations and authority of each licence type can be found in the Damage Appraisers Regulation – Insurance Act.
First-time applicants wishing to obtain a Damage Appraiser Licence under the Insurance Act must meet the following conditions:
- submit a completed application via the FCNB Self-Serve Portal
- attach a completed Criminal Record Check, conducted at a detachment of the RCMP or a municipal or provincial police force, or an approved background check vendor, which has been issued in the last six months
- If the applicant is working for a corporation other than an insurer, that corporation must be registered. This is a requirement under the New Brunswick Business Corporation Act, which states that any extra-provincial corporation conducting business in New Brunswick must register. Information available at snb.ca. In compliance with the above mentioned Act, an applicant’s insurance licence cannot be issued for an unregistered corporation
- must meet requirements and qualifications
- submit the applicable licensing fee, payable to the Financial and Consumer Services Commission
All damage appraiser licences expire annually on September 30.
Damage Appraisers $25.00
Applicants must have a minimum of two years’ experience in automobile repair and automobile body work. Other experience and qualifications presented to this office as equivalent may be taken into consideration.