TYPE AND CLASS:
2-40 Health Agent License
Common Use(s) of License:
representing a health maintenance organization or, as to health
insurance only, an insurer transacting health insurance against loss through sickness or accidental bodily injury.
Related Florida Statutes:
624.603, 626.015 & 626.8305
Continuing Education (CE) Requirement:
24 hours due bi-annually by end of licensee's birth month. When the CE requirement has been generated, the requirement can be viewed in licensee's MyProfile account. Section 626.2815, Florida Statutes.
Note: Additional information can be found on our Continuing Education page.
Appointment of License:
This license requires an appointment to be valid. Section 626.112(4), Florida Statutes.
Expiration of License:
This license will expire if unappointed for 48 months. Section 626.431(3), Florida Statutes.
STEPS TO OBTAIN RESIDENT 2-40 HEALTH LICENSE:
Step 1 - You must be:
- A natural person at least 18 years of age.
- A resident of the state of Florida.
- A United States citizen or legal alien who possesses a work authorization
from the United States Immigration and Naturalization Services. [Click here for more
Step 2 - Must have the following prerequisite(s) before applying:
- Successfully taught or completed a department approved 40 hour health course within four (4) years of application date. [Click here
to find a course] [Requires State Examination]
NOTE: F.A.C. rule 69B-227.260, Study Manuals are required for all attendees of a pre-licensing course.
- Successfully completed at least nine semester hours of a health course from an accredited college or university [an
official transcript required]. [Requires State Examination]
- Have been awarded one of the following designations within four years of application date:
- Registered Health Underwriter (RHU), or
- Chartered Healthcare Consultant (ChHC), or
- Registered Employee Benefits Consultant (REBC), or
- Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBC), or
- Health Insurance Associate (HIA)
[Requires State Examination]
- Become a resident of Florida, held a valid resident license with the
equivalent line of authority for at least one (1) continuous year prior to
applying for a license in Florida, and submit the application for the Florida health license within 90 days of
becoming a resident of Florida. [Transfer of License]. [Exempt from State Examination]
- Have an original letter from the American College of Life Underwriters
certifying the licensee was awarded the Chartered Life
Underwriters (CLU) designation. [Exempt from State Examination]
Step 3 - Apply:
Step 4 - Send prerequisite(s) to department:
- Send proof of prerequisite, as indicated in Step 2, to the Bureau.
Note: If you have taken a prelicensing course, your
prelicensing education provider will automatically send the Bureau proof within
20 days of your passing date. This does not include designations.
Department of Financial
Bureau of Licensing, Room 419
200 East Gaines
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0319
Step 5 - Fingerprints:
Step 6 - Status notification(s):
- Once an application has been submitted, you may check your MyProfile account for the status of your application. Deficiencies will be listed under
the pending license type.
Step 7 - Examination:
Disregard this step if you are not required to take
- Upon approval, an email will be sent to you directing you to check your
messages in your MyProfile account. Messages are where you may view your
notifications from the department, such as an authorization for an examination.
Follow the message's instructions to schedule the examination.
[Click here for the Exam
Step 8 - Print license:
- Once all the above steps have been satisfied, the department will send your
approval by email. You may then go to your MyProfile account and print your license.
Note: If you are required to take an
examination, you will not be able to print your license until the department has
received a passing result from the testing vendor.
- Must not be an employee of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs
or state service office, as referred to in Section 626.788, Florida Statutes.
- Cannot be licensed for Credit Life and Disability,
Motor Vehicle Physical Damage and Mechanical Breakdown or Credit