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Division Director

Greg Thomas


Insurance Agent and Agency Services
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0318
Bureau of Licensing
(850) 413-3137
Bureau of Investigation
(850) 413-3136
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Nonresident Surplus Lines License Reciprocity

Florida law requires that in order for a nonresident surplus lines agent to obtain a license in Florida, the applicant must hold a surplus lines license in his/her home state (where they live or have a principal place of business).

Florida Surplus Lines Examination Exemption

A person who took and passed a surplus lines license examination in his/her home state will NOT be required to take a Florida surplus lines license examination to obtain a Florida nonresident surplus lines agent license.

The following states meet these requirements:

States that do meet Florida SURPLUS LINES examination exemption

Alaska

Iowa

South Carolina

Arizona

Louisiana

Texas

Arkansas

Michigan

Utah

Colorado

Missouri

Washington

Connecticut

New Jersey

West Virginia

Georgia

North Carolina

Wyoming

Hawaii

Oregon

 

Indiana

Pennsylvania

 

 

A person whose home state does NOT require an examination to obtain a surplus lines license will be required to pass the Florida surplus lines examination. 

States that do not meet Florida SURPLUS LINES examination exemption

Alabama

Massachusetts

Ohio

California

Minnesota

Oklahoma

Delaware

Mississippi

Rhode Island

District of Columbia

Montana

South Dakota

Idaho

Nebraska

Tennessee

Illinois

Nevada

Vermont

Kansas

New Hampshire

Virginia

Kentucky

New Mexico

Wisconsin

Maine

New York

 

Maryland

North Dakota