Volume 3, No. 1 - January 2012

News You Can Use

- Updating you on what's going on

PearsonVUE Will Begin Handling the Entire Examination Process Next Month

Beginning February 24, 2012, the Department will no longer collect any examination fees. Persons who wish to schedule an examination will be directed to the examination vendor's website for payment and scheduling. The examination vendor is PearsonVUE. This new process allows persons to test without first submitting an application with the Department, although the option of applying first remains. This change will improve customer service by speeding up the examination process since there will no longer be the requirement to apply for an examination-only application with the Department and become authorized before taking the exam. The Bail Bond application process has not changed and Bail Bond applicants must first apply for a license and become authorized before scheduling and paying for the examination.

This upcoming process improvement will lead to the examination cost dropping to $42 per exam, which is a 25% savings. The cost savings exemplifies our mission to keep more of your hard-earned dollars in your pocket, where it belongs.

Please note that passing an examination does not mean the person will automatically qualify to obtain the license.

For questions, please check our website at www.MyFloridaCFO.com/Agents for more information near the effective date.

Rule Chapter Regarding Customer Representatives Being Amended

Rule Chapter 69B-213, F.A.C., regarding customer representatives, has proposed amendments to conform with current statutory provisions in the Florida Insurance Code.
Click here to read the rule notice >>

Rule Regarding Forms for Limited Surety (Bail Bond) Agents Effective Jan. 8, 2012

Rule 69B-221.155, Florida Administrative Code became effective on January 8, 2012. The rule adopts four forms to be used by the bail bond industry to: provide the sworn statements required by Section 648.34(2)(d), F.S.; provide the information required by Section 648.355(1), F.S., to qualify for a temporary bail bond license; permit an appointing entity to appoint a licensee to act for the appointing entity by providing the information required by Section 648.382, F.S.; and permit the appointing entity to terminate the appointment of a licensee as provided in Sections 648.383(1) and 648.384(1), F.S.
Click here to read the adopted rule >>

Make Sure You Don't Miss Important Information From Us

Add our domain MyFloridaCFO.com to your email software's Trusted or Safe Senders List to ensure you are able to receive all notifications from us. Licensees who have a valid email address on file with the Department, as required by law, receive important email notifications when something that affects your application, license, continuing education, or appointment(s) occurs. Additionally, we can keep you informed with warnings regarding new schemes and scams being marketed to licensees. You can update your contact information through your MyProfile account. We want to keep you informed in a timely manner of pertinent information important to you. You are still required to abide by the Florida Insurance Code regardless of whether you read the information we provide or attempt to provide.


Copyright © 2012 All Rights Reserved. Florida Department of Financial Services
~ Reproduction in whole or in part of The Pulse without permission is prohibited.