TYPE AND CLASS:
91-20 Surplus Lines
Common Use(s) of License:
To handle placement of insurance coverages with
unauthorized insurers and to place such coverages with authorized insurers as to
which the licensee is not licensed as an agent.
Related Florida Statutes:
626.914 & 626.9272
STEPS TO OBTAIN NON-RESIDENT 91-20
SURPLUS LINES LICENSE:
Step 1 - You must be:
- A natural person at least 18 years of age.
- A non-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 - License Required:
- Be licensed and appointed as a Florida nonresident general lines insurance
agent (Type & Class 9-20)
- Be licensed and appointed as a Florida managing general agent
- Be licensed and appointed as a Florida service representative
- Hold a license as a resident surplus lines agent in the applicant's home state (principal place of residence or business).
Step 3 - Apply:
Step 4 - Prerequisite(s):
- Proof of your prerequisite(s), as indicated in Step 2, is
verified through the National Association Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). In the
event that your license can not be verified, the Bureau may request a Letter of
Certification from your home state to verify you are licensed. The Letter of
Certification can be obtained from your home state and it must be dated no
earlier than 30 days of your date of application.
Department of Financial Services
Bureau of Licensing, Room 419
East Gaines Street
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:
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.
Surplus lines agents must appoint themselves after
getting licensed. To do this:
- Log in to your MyProfile account.
- Select the "Access eAppoint" link on the right.
- If you have never used eAppoint, you must first register and will need to
select "Register to become an appointing entity".
- Once you have completed step #2 or #3 above, you will be able to select "New
Appointment" in the eAppoint Workbench. Once "New Appointment" has been
selected, follow the on screen instructions and pay the $150 appointment fee to
complete your self-appointment. Note: This appointment will need to be renewed
during your birth month 2 years after the initial appointment effective date,
and every 24 months after, to maintain this license.
licensed as a surplus lines agent under §626.927 and §626.9272, Florida
Statutes, shall be deemed a member of the Florida Surplus Lines Service Office (FSLSO), a not-for-profit, self-regulating association. Upon receiving your
Florida Surplus Lines Agent License, you will need to complete a New Agent Membership
form by visiting: https://slip.fslso.com and selecting "Register".
More information can be found by clicking here.
IMPORTANT: Throughout the existence of the Florida non-resident license, you must maintain the
required home state license.