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Licensed Motor Vehicle Body Damage Estimator

Description

A licensed New York State motor vehicle body damage estimator writes motor vehicle body repair estimates on behalf of a motor vehicle repair shop.

Licensing Requirements

Applicants seeking to become a licensed motor vehicle body damage estimator in New York State must submit an application (DMV forms) to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Consumer and Facility Services, PO Box 2700, Albany, New York 12220-0700. The latest information and requirements for licensing are available on the website of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles.

Education and Experience

Applicants must have at least one year of training and/or experience in body repair cost estimating for a registered repair shop; or at least one year of training and/or experience in adjusting body repair claims for an insurance company or independent adjuster; or a degree in automotive technology from an accredited college or university or vocational school, and at least six months of experience in body repair cost estimating for a registered repair shop.

Fees: (as of August 1, 2014)

$175 - $25 non-refundable application fee and $150 three-year license fee.
$150 - Three-year license renewal fee

Licenses Issued and Active

From January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013, there were 92 original body damage estimator licenses issued.
As of July 14, 2014, there were 1,820 active licenses for this occupation.

Licensing Authority

New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
Bureau of Consumer and Facility Services
PO box 2700
Albany, New York 12220-0700
Phone: (518) 474-7998

Standard Occupational Classification

13-1032.00 - Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage
To learn more about this occupation go to the Occupational Information Network (O*Net).

Disclaimer:

Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.

This page was last updated on 8/5/14.

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