Volume 3, No. 2 - March 2012

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 MyProfile on the left panel and log in to your account.
  3. Once in your MyProfile inbox, click on Locate at the top left. Then click on Future Course Offerings.
  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. You will also be able to find more approved CE courses after logging in to your MyProfile account as the public search limits the results to the first 100 course offerings.

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.

CE Providers: March 12 Conference Call Materials Available

Due to the high volume of requests for the materials covered during the March 12 CE provider conference call, we are publishing the information to all our providers. The course outlines and forms discussed are available on our website for future downloads. The instructions below will step you through the process to locate the documents:

  1. Go to our website at www.MyFloridaCFO.com/Agents.
  2. Click on Education Central on the left panel.
  3. In the right column, click on Continuing Education under the heading "What to submit in a course application".
  4. There you will find hyperlinks for each study method type that includes the applicable documents such as submission checklist forms.

A copy of the PowerPoint presentation can be found by clicking here.

The next CE provider conference call is scheduled for May 15, 2012 from 2:00p.m. to 3:00p.m. EDT. Please mark your calendars. We will be emailing all CE providers details about how to participate. In the meantime you may forward any questions to Education@MyFloridaCFO.com.

Pre-licensing Education Providers and Instructors: Criminal History of Applicants

Pre-licensing education providers and instructors should be aware that legislation passed during the 2011 Legislative Session carries significant impact on the eligibility of applicants for licensure who have prior criminal history. For complete information please visit this link: http://www.MyFloridaCFO.com/Agents/Licensure/General/PriorCrimHist.htm.

The Department encourages pre-licensing providers and instructors to refer applicants to the Department's webpage or helpline if they have any questions. Please do not attempt to advise any applicant as to what decision the Department would render on his/her application. All applicants should be advised to carefully consider their history and consult with the Department for guidance before enrolling in a pre-licensing course.

 

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