Florida Insurance Licensing State Requirements
On this page, you will find all of the state-specific information for Insurance Licensing in the state of Florida. This information pertains to resident license applicants. For additional information for resident licensing, or for non-resident license information, please refer to the Florida Department of Financial Services website at http://www.myfloridacfo.com. Information is subject to change, and we will do our very best to make the process of completing your licensing education requirements as simple as possible.
Florida Department of Financial Services
Division of Agent and Agency Services - Bureau of Licensing
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0319
Prelicensing Education Hour Requirements
- Life (including Annuities & Variable Contracts) - 40 Hours
- Health - 40 Hours
- Health & Life (including Annuities & Variable Contracts) - 60 Hours
- General Lines (Property & Casualty) - 200 Hours
- Personal Lines - 60 Hours
The hours stated above must include three (3) hours on the subject of Ethics.
The Florida Health & Life (Including Annuities & Variable Contracts) Study Manual is published under contract with the Florida Department of Financial Services by NAIFA-Florida for the Florida Life, Health, and Variable Contracts Prelicensing courses. It is a requirement that you purchase this manual. This manual is not included in your online course.
Exam Provider: Pearson VUE
- To obtain a Licensing Information Bulletin, go to the Pearson VUE website at http://www.pearsonvue.com/fl/insurance/.
- To schedule an exam, contact Pearson VUE at http://www.pearsonvue.com or 888-274-2020.
- New examination candidate handbook: http://www.asisvcs.com/publications/pdf/121000.pdf
- A license can only be issued to an applicant who not only earned a passing score but has also completed the application for licensure and has been approved, has paid both the application fee and the license fee, and has submitted fingerprints.
Pearson VUE handles the entire examination process, including the examination fees. The cost of an examination is $42 per exam. Applicants do not need to apply with the Florida Department of Insurance and become authorized before taking the exam, except
bail bond applicants. All applicants, including bail bond applicants, will schedule and pay for their examination on Pearson VUE’s website. Effective October 1, 2012, a new Florida law established a limit of five (5) exam attempts for the same
exam type during a twelve-month period. Individuals who have reached the five exam limit are not permitted to sit for their next exam attempt until the one-year time window only contains four exams.
NOTE: A passing score is valid for one (1) year from the date that the score was earned. If you fail to complete the licensing processing within the one (1) year timeframe, you will be required to retake and pass the examination.
Acceptable Methods of Education
- Self-study (Proctor requirements explained in “Online Course Requirements” below)
Online Course Requirements
- Forced progression: This requires the user to successfully complete each page of the online course before being allowed to proceed to the next.
- Proctor: For correspondence self-study (i.e, textbook) courses only, in order for a certificate of completion to be earned and issued the certification exam must be monitored by a disinterested third party (someone other than a relative, friend, or business associate). Note: Online courses are not classified as correspondence self-study courses.
Certificate of Completion Requirements
- Applicants should retain original certificate for their records.
Exam and/or Prelicensing Education Exemptions
- Health & Life (including Annuities & Variable Contracts) applicants who have been designated as a CLU® and have been engaged in the insurance business within the past four years. Applicant must provide an original letter from the American College of Life Underwriters certifying this fact.
- General Lines (Property & Casualty) and Personal Lines applicants who have been designated as a CPCU® and have been engaged in the insurance business within the past four years. Applicant must provide an original letter from the American Institute for Property and Liability Underwriters certifying this fact.