- Things to know about your continuing education
Investing time to increase your education in your insurance profession will help you continue to be a qualified representative to the public. It may also help you meet continuing education requirements mandated by Florida Statutes.
If your purpose is solely to increase your knowledge, you're welcome to take any course offered. However, if you are also looking to meet your CE obligations, it is imperative that you are aware of the qualifications of CE credits.
Information on CE requirements and qualifications for CE credits can be found in Sections 626.2815 and 626.2816, Florida Statutes, and Rule Chapter 69B-228, Florida Administrative Code. The following will be helpful to keep in mind.
CE credits are only applied to your CE requirement when the course is:
Education course providers must have or know the following:
Course providers have 21 days to report to the state that you completed a course. If you did not receive credit for a course that qualifies per the Florida Statutes and Administrative Code, you may contact the Department after the 21-day period with the following information:
These tips should help you make certain you take the right course and follow the right steps to receive CE credit. Any questions may be sent to Education@MyFloridaCFO.com.
Looking for continuing education (CE) courses to be sure you get all your hours completed? Our online course search can easily help you by listing those courses approved by the Department.
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 versus the public search option, which limits the results to the first 100 course offerings.
We wish you success 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.
Have you ever heard someone comment about the questions on the State of Florida license exams? Ever wondered who comes up with them?
Every year the Department and our state exam vendor conduct a thorough review of every question on each of our license examinations. These questions are reviewed to make sure that they are accurate, test entry level knowledge, and are clear in how they read.
Along with having members from the Department and our exam vendor, we rely on the perspective from Florida licensed agents and adjusters. These licensees serve as subject matter experts who attend online and in-person meetings to review examination questions.
The payoff includes participating in the process that qualifies future licensed insurance agents and adjusters as well as additional hours credited to your transcript to help meet your continuing education requirement.*
If you would like more information on participating as a subject matter expert in our annual exam review workshop this summer, please send an email to Education@MyFloridaCFO.com and include in the subject line: Question about Exam Review Workshop.
We hope to see you in Orlando this summer!
*Some expenses are reimbursable.
Applicants who wish to be approved as an independent instructor must submit a resume with their applications per Rule 69B-228.060(2)(c), F.A.C. Individuals may submit Certification of Instructor Forms or Application for Supervising Instructor Approval forms separate from any education provider with only the applying instructor's signature. If an individual submits a certification form, a resume must be attached.
Some applicants have experienced issues uploading a resume online. If you do, you will receive notification from the Department to email a resume to Education@MyFloridaCFO.com. Applicants must then email their resume or risk having the application closed out.