Professional advocates for insurance consumer rights; including public adjusting companies, restoration contractors, professional property managers, and attorneys, can become an Advocate Member of the APA upon application.
Acceptance of an APA Professional Advocate member is conditioned upon the Professional Advocate signing the APA Fiduciary Pledge that the Professional Advocate is free of conflicts of interest to work in the best interest of policyholders and any work taken by the Professional Advocate will include an APA Fiduciary Pledge to each client that the Professional Advocate serves. Upon taking such pledge, and for as long as the Professional Advocate remains in good standing with the APA, the Professional Advocate may have use of the APA logo to signify the Professional Advocate’s membership in the APA.
Professional Advocates have full APA membership benefits including access to the APA Forum, library and database. Like nonprofit members, if an APA Professional Advocate member is representing a victim of insurer fraud, the Professional Advocate may request assistance, lobbying and intervention by the APA. APA members may also make confidential donations to the APA and earmark such donations for targeted lobbying efforts. The yearly donation of the APA Professional Advocate is $985. If the APA receives complaints from any policyholder or APA member about any violation of this fiduciary pledge, the APA reserves the right to expel any APA Professional Advocate from APA Membership.