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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

Nonresident Surplus Lines License Reciprocity

Florida law requires that in order for a nonresident surplus lines agent to obtain a license in Florida, the applicant must hold a resident surplus lines license in his/her home state (Residents of New York are not eligible to obtain a Florida surplus lines license)

Florida Surplus Lines Examination Exemption

A person who took and passed a surplus lines license examination in his/her home state will NOT be required to take a Florida surplus lines license examination to obtain a Florida nonresident surplus lines agent license.

The following states meet these requirements:

States that do meet Florida SURPLUS LINES examination exemption

Alaska

Iowa

South Carolina

Arizona

Louisiana

Texas

Arkansas

Michigan

Utah

Colorado

Missouri

Washington

Connecticut

New Jersey

West Virginia

Georgia

North Carolina

Wyoming

Hawaii

Oregon

 

Indiana

Pennsylvania

 

 

A person whose home state does NOT require an examination to obtain a surplus lines license will be required to pass the Florida surplus lines examination. 

States that do not meet Florida SURPLUS LINES examination exemption

Alabama

Massachusetts

Oklahoma

California

Minnesota

Rhode Island

Delaware

Mississippi

South Dakota

District of Columbia

Montana

Tennessee

Idaho

Nebraska

Vermont

Illinois

Nevada

Virginia

Kansas

New Hampshire

Wisconsin

Kentucky

New Mexico

 

Maine

North Dakota

 

Maryland

Ohio