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Division of Agent and Agency Services
  

RESIDENT TITLE INSURANCE AGENT

TYPE AND CLASS: 4-10 Title Insurance Agent

Florida Statutes 626.841 (1) defines a “TITLE INSURANCE AGENT” as a person, appointed in writing by a title insurer for the purpose of issuing and countersigning binders, commitments, policies of title insurance, or guarantees of title in its behalf.

Application Qualifications:

  • Complete an online application for License and submit appropriate fees. Apply for license
  • Be a natural person at least 18 years of age.
  • Be a resident of the state of Florida.
  • Be a United States citizen or legal alien who possesses a work authorization from the United States Immigration and Naturalization Services.
  • Be fingerprinted at one of the Department's fingerprint sites. Fingerprint locations and additional information
  • If licensed in another state within three years, provide a Letter of Clearance.

State Examination Qualifications:

Must be completed within four years of application date

  • Successfully completed a 40 hour insurance classroom course in title insurance approved by the Department (Find a Course); or
  • Completed at least one year in responsible title insurance duties while working for a title agency, title agent, title insurer or an attorney (Qualification and Verification Form Link)

  Exemptions for State Examination

  • A letter of clearance indicating the licensee held a title agent license for at least one (1) year in his/her home state and must be applying for a license within 90 days after becoming a resident of the State of Florida.
  • Attorneys at law duly licensed to practice law in the courts of this state, and in good standing with The Florida Bar are exempt from having to obtain a license per ss. 626.8417(4)(a), Florida Statutes.