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Division Director

Greg Thomas


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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Transfer or Surrender of License

Transfer of License

Any individual licensed in good standing in another state may apply to the department to have the license transferred to this state to obtain a Florida resident all lines adjuster license or agent license for the same lines of authority covered by the license in the other state. A transfer of license may exempt you from a prelicensing prerequisite and state examination. Agents are defined as Property, Casualty, Life including Variable Annuity and Health. This does not include Customer Representatives, Limited Customer Representatives, Service Representatives, and Bail Bond agents.

Requirements for Agent Transfer

To qualify for a license based on the transfer of license option, an applicant must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Become a resident of Florida.
  • Has held a valid resident license for one (1) year prior to applying for a license in Florida.
  • Submit the application for the license and the appropriate fees within 90 days of becoming a resident of Florida. [Apply using MyProfile]
  • Submit a set of fingerprints. [See Fingerprint Requirements]

If you do not meet all of the requirements listed above, you must qualify as a first-time applicant. First-time applicants must meet a prelicensing prerequisite and pass the state examination, if required.
[626.292 & 626.015, F.S.]

Requirements for Adjuster Transfer

To qualify for an all lines adjuster license based on the transfer of license option, an applicant must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Become a resident of Florida.
  • Held a valid all lines or Property/Casualty adjuster license for a minimum of one (1) year in a reciprocal state prior to applying for a license in Florida; or
  • Held an all lines or Property/Casualty adjuster license in a non-reciprocal state for a minimum of one (1) year and the license was obtained by passing an exam. (Must provide proof of passing exam.)
  • Submit the application for the license and the appropriate fees within 90 days of becoming a resident of Florida. [Apply using MyProfile]
  • Submit a set of fingerprints. [See Fingerprint Requirements]

If you do not meet the requirements listed above, you must qualify as a first-time applicant. First-time applicants must pass the state examination or complete a Florida-approved adjuster designation course.

Surrender of License

To voluntarily surrender your license, please send a letter to the Bureau of Licensing stating that you wish to surrender your license. Please include the following:

  • Name
  • Florida License ID Number
  • Mailing address
  • Telephone number
  • Enclose your Florida insurance license ID or a statement indicating that you do not have the ID
  • Signature of the licensee


The address to mail the letter is:

AgentLicensing@MyFloridaCFO.com or

Florida Department of Financial Services
Division of Agent and Agency Services
Bureau of Licensing
200 East Gaines St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0319