Volume 2, No. 5 - July 2011

Education Central

- Things to know about your continuing education

How to Search for Approved CE Courses

Looking for continuing education (CE) courses to be sure you get all your hours completed? Our online course search can easily help you out and lists those courses approved by the Department.

  1. Go to our website at www.MyFloridaCFO.com/Agents
  2. Click on Education Central on the left.
  3. Click on Find a CE Course in the left column. This will open the CE Course Search.
  4. Select the Course Authority for the type of license held or course you need to take.
  5. You can also make other choices, like Study Method and Location, to narrow your search results.
  6. If you click on Perform an Advanced Search, you will have additional options to narrow your search results, such as Course Date and Course Level.

Because many factors may affect your continuing education requirement (e.g. licenses held, number of years licensed, etc.), we encourage you to periodically check your MyProfile account to determine your individual continuing education compliance requirements and status.

Are You Compliant with Your CE or Not ?

If you have ever felt confused about what it means to be continuing education (CE) compliant, you are not alone. That's why we're continuously finding and implementing ways to help you with this. To be CE compliant requires more than just taking CE courses. Below are a few often overlooked criteria to remaining CE compliant.

  • CE requirements change. You should regularly review your CE status through your MyProfile account. Your total hours have specific allocation requirements that must be met. You want to make sure to take all the right categories of CE courses. Also, check the level assigned to the courses. If you are an agent, after you have been licensed for more than 6 years, you are required to take courses at an intermediate level or higher (this does not apply to adjusters).
  • Check for late hours. Hours taken after your due will still post on your compliance evaluation screen (however it will show it as late). Though your hours requirement may have been met, you're still delinquent for being late in completing your CE hours. You will then have the option of paying a $250 fine to keep from losing your appointments.
  • Check past evaluation periods. Always check previous compliance periods to date to make sure that you are not delinquent for a prior period.  Be sure to click on VIEW ENFORCEMENT NOTICE just below the Not Compliant text to check for any outstanding fines .

We wish you well as you continue to complete your hours to keep your knowledge current in an ever changing insurance market. And remember your CE compliance date is your DUE date, not your DO date.

 

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