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Division Director

Greg Thomas

Insurance Agent and Agency Services
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0318
Bureau of Licensing
(850) 413-3137
Bureau of Investigation
(850) 413-3136


2-33 Resident Industrial Fire or Burglary

Common Use(s) of License:

To transact insurance against loss by fire of either buildings and other structures or contents which may include extended coverage; windstorm insurance; basic limits owners’, landlord’s, or tenant’s liability insurance with single limits of $25,000; comprehensive personal liability insurance with a single limit of $25,000; or burglary insurance, under which the premiums are collected quarterly or more often and the face amount of the insurance provided by the policy on one risk is not more than $50,000, including the contents of such buildings and other structures, and the insurer issuing such policy is operating under a system of collecting a debit by its agents.


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 information]

Step 2 - Must have the following prerequisite(s) before applying:

  • Successfully completed a 20 hour approved insurance course in industrial fire approved by the Department. Must be completed within four years of application date. [Click here to find a course] [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 industrial fire or burglary license within 90 days of becoming a resident of Florida. [Transfer of License]. [Exempt from State Examination]
  • Have an original letter from the American Institute for Property and Liability Underwriters certifying the licensee was awarded the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters (CPCU) designation. [Exempt from State Examination]

Step 3 - Apply:

Step 4 - Send prerequisite(s) to department:

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.

Step 5 - Fingerprints:

Step 6 - Examination:

Please disregard this step if you are not required to take an exam.

  • Upon approval, an e-mail will be sent to the email on file directing you to check the messages in your MyProfile account. Messages are where you may print 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 Information page]

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.

Step 7 - 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.
  • 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 click the “Wallet” and/or “Letter” hyperlink(s), under the “Print Licenses” section, to generate a copy of your license for printing.

Special Note:

  • Licensees cannot be licensed as an agent as to any other or additional kind or class of insurance coverage except as to life and health insurances.
  • Third party access must be authorized by the licensee through MyProfile in order for the third party to manage the licensing submissions and changes on behalf of the licensee.
  • Related Florida Statute(s): 626.729