- Things to know about your continuing education
The Department recognizes that knowledge comes with experience. As such, if you have 25 or more years experience as a licensed insurance representative and have met one of the following additional educational requirements, you may qualify for a reduction in hours of your CE requirement.
You must apply and be approved to receive this reduction. To apply, completely fill out the Application for CLU/CPCU/College Degree & Experience Status form (DFS-H2-1109). Proof of obtaining a CLU, CPCU, or college degree in risk management insurance needs to be provided with your application in one of the following formats:
Once completed, you can either email the completed form and supporting documentation to AgentLicensing@MyFloridaCFO.com.
Reductions cannot be applied retroactively; they can only be applied to current and future CE compliance cycles from the date of approval. Those licensees who are approved for the 25-year reduction will only be required to complete ten hours of continuing education every two years.
The reduction reduces the amount of total hours due, but the adjustment is only made in the electives requirement. It does not reduce the amount of hours due for the 5-hour update course or any other license-specific requirement.
Please note the following license types do not qualify for a 25-year reduction: Customer Representative, Title, Industrial Fire and Burglary, and Bail Bond. A licensee holding any of these license types would need to hold another license type that does qualify for a reduction in order to receive one.
As always send any comments or questions about CE to Education@MyFloridaCFO.com.
If you have ever felt confused about what it means to be continuing education (CE) compliant, you are not alone. That's why we are continuously finding and implementing ways to help you with this. To be CE compliant requires more than just taking CE courses. Below are a few often overlooked suggestions for remaining CE compliant.
We wish you success in completing your hours to remain knowledgeable in an ever-changing insurance market. And remember, your CE compliance date is your DUE date, not your DO date.
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.
Being the subject of a Department audit does not infer that you did something wrong and should not be viewed negatively. Step back for a moment and think about why audits are performed. Generally speaking, an audit is used as a tool to identify opportunities for transforming procedures to be more efficient and compliance-aligned, which translates into greater integrity in the marketplace and awareness of applicable Florida Statutes and Administrative Code. Consider a Department audit as a means of managing risk - you may notice some strong similarities to the basic model of risk management:
It's all about attitude. Approach a Department audit with a positive, cooperative disposition. We're here to help individual organizations analyze internal practices or policies that may inhibit compliance or the effectiveness of an educational program. For more information on the laws, rules, and guidelines follow the links on the Education Central section of our website located at www.MyFloridaCFO.com/Division/Agents/Licensure/Education.