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Division of Agent and Agency Services



00-57 Neutral Evaluator

Florida Statute 627.706(2)(c) defines a "neutral evaluator" as a professional engineer or a professional geologist who has completed a course of study in alternative dispute resolution designed or approved by the department for use in the neutral evaluation process, who is determined to be fair and impartial.

All applicants must file an application under oath to the department for approval

State Qualifications

Must be completed within the last four years:

  • Applicant must have successfully completed a 40-hour county or circuit mediation training program in alternative dispute resolution listed at http://www.flcourts.org/gen_public/adr/provider.shtml, which has been approved by the Department of Financial Services; and
  • Applicant can not be currently employed by a property insurer, property insurance adjuster, or adjusting firm; and
  • Applicant must hold a Bachelors degree or higher in Engineering, Geology or related earth science; and
  • Applicant must be a Professional Engineer or Professional Geologist with experience and expertise in the identification of sinkhole activity as well as other potential causes of structural damage.