Florida Insurance Agent 24-Hour Continuing Education Course (Life, Health, Property, and Casualty)

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How to Renew Your Florida Insurance License

General Requirements:

Total Hours

  • 24 hours biennially for Producers and Adjusters licensed less than 6 years
  • 20 hours biennially for Producers and Adjusters licensed 6 years or more

Compliance Renewal Date

Florida producer licenses are perpetual but will expire if more than 48 months go by without an appointment.

Continuing education is due by the last day of the licensee’s birth month, biennially. The first renewal will not be due until after the licensee has been licensed for at least 2 years.

You may also need to take specific courses or earn specific credit types to renew your license. These course completions will count toward the total hour requirement.

Line-Specific Requirements:

No line specific requirement is required.  Any course type is allowed.

For All Licenses:

Law & Ethics
5 hrs – Producers & Adjusters must complete 5 hrs of Law & Ethics as part of the total requirement. If licensed in more than one line, only one 5-hour course must be completed. (This requirement replaces the previous Ethics and Senior Suitability requirements.)

Long-Term Care Training

All health agents must complete 8 hours of initial long-term care insurance training, and must complete 4 hours of additional training each 24-month period thereafter. Appointing insurers bear the responsibility of confirming that this training requirement has been met by their agents.


Flood Requirements

This state has issued a notice reminding licensees who sell flood insurance of their requirement to comply with the minimum 3 hours of training requirements established by FEMA and the National Flood Insurance Program.


All Other State Requirements

Resident Requirements

A licensee (Producer & Adjuster) who has been licensed for 6 years or less must complete a minimum of 24 hours of continuing education every 2 years (5 hours of Law and Ethics update & 19 hours of Elective credits) for compliance cycles ending 10/31/2014 or later.

A licensee (Producer & Adjuster) who has been licensed for 6 or more years must complete a minimum of 20 hours of continuing education every 2 years (5 hours of Law and Ethics update & 15 hours of Elective credits) for compliance cycles ending 10/31/2014 or later. As part of the total hours, each licensee must complete a 5-hour Law and Ethics update course every 2 years which is specific to the license held by the licensee. A licensee who holds multiple insurance licenses must complete an update course that is specific to at least one of the licenses held. Except as otherwise specified, any remaining required hours of continuing education are elective and may consist of any approved continuing education course.

Life (02-16 & 02-14) = 5 hours of Law and Ethics update (5-214) and Elective credits

Health (02-40) = 5 hours of Law and Ethics update (5-240) and Elective credits

Life and Health (02-15 & 02-18) = 5 hours of Law and Ethics update (5-215) and Elective credits

General Lines (02-20) = 5 hours of Law and Ethics update (5-220) and Elective credits

Personal Lines (20-44) = 5 hours of Law and Ethics update (5-220) and Elective credits

All Lines Adjusters (06-20, 05-20 & 70-20) = 5 hours of Law and Ethics update (5-620) and Elective credits

Public Adjusters* (03-20) = 5 hours of Law and Ethics update (5-320) and Public Adjuster Elective Credits

*Public Adjusters (03-20) can only satisfy elective credits by taking CE courses specifically approved for Public Adjusters. These courses are not currently offered by Kaplan

This state has issued a notice reminding licensees who sell flood insurance of their requirement to comply with the minimum training requirements established by FEMA and the National Flood Insurance Program.

To find out your CE requirement and your CE status, please go to www.myfloridacfo.com/division/agents/#U_PwnmOTE08. Click on My Profile, log in, and click on CE Status. Contact the department at 850-413-3137 if you have questions regarding your requirement.

Non Resident Requirements

Non-resident Florida licensees who comply with the CE requirements in their resident state are exempt from Florida CE. Non-resident adjusters may meet the CE requirement of their resident state or any state’s CE requirement where an adjuster license is held. Non-resident agents must comply with the LTC training for this state or another state which meets the NAIC LTC Model training outline.

Course Repetition

A course may not be taken for credit more than once within two (2) years from the original completion date.

Exam Rules

Online certification exams are closed book. Course materials are not available while the exam is in progress. The final exam must be passed with a score of 70% or higher to receive CE credit. If the exam is not passed on the first attempt, students have an unlimited number of retakes.

Proctor/Monitor Requirements

Students are required to acknowledge their understanding that the course examination must be completed unassisted by any person. The student acknowledgement shall also include the student’s understanding that a violation of such standards shall result in the loss of course credit and administrative sanction by the Florida Department of Financial Services.

Period Requirements

Florida resident licensees must complete their CE requirements by the last day of their birth month every two years. If they have not been licensed for a full two year period by the initial CE deadline, then the deadline is extended to the next year’s birth month.

Carryover Requirements

Excess hours up to 24 hours may be carried over to the next reporting period.

Reporting Requirements

Report within 21 days of completion. Need Agent’s license number to report.

Instructor Credit

Individuals acting as instructors for continuing education courses receive the same amount of CE credit as his or her students receive for taking the class.

Exemptions

Agents licensed for 25 years or more, who also hold a CLU or CPCU designation, or who also have a B.S. degree in risk management or insurance with 18 or more semester hours in upper-level insurance-related courses, must complete 12 hours biennially.

Acceptable Training Methods

  • Company Seminars
  • Classroom
  • Correspondence (Print)
  • Online (Internet Delivery)

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