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  Vol. 7 No. 4 July 2018

Education Central

Hey Alexa, what is MyProfile?

Alexa is Amazon's voice activated artificial intelligence (AI) device. Alexa is one of many AI devices, like Apples' SIRI, that are used today to query information housed on the web. It is amazing the questions one may ask and get answered and the commands that can be made and carried out. Examples are:

Examples are:

"Alexa, what's the weather today?"

"Alexa, what movies are playing tonight?"

"Alexa, please play classical music."

While it is astonishing what emerging artificial intelligence can perform by voice prompt, there are still certain functions that can't be performed just yet.

Artificial intelligence cannot understand these functions:

"How many more hours do I need to complete my current cycle?"

"Do I have any carryover hours that will go to my next compliance cycle?"

"Have all of my completed courses been posted to my transcript?"

In the meantime, you will need to log into your MyProfile account to get the most accurate information to answer those questions. Using your user name and password, you may log into your MyProfile account: https://dice.fldfs.com/public/pb_index.aspx. There you may view information related to your continuing education, appointments and license.

This will prevent you from having to ask Alexa any of the following questions:
Amazon Alexa
"Alexa why have all my appointments been terminated?"

"Alexa, can you lend me $250 to pay for my late CE?"

"Alexa, what is a 5-hour Law and Ethics Update course?"

The Department recommends regular monitoring of information stored in your My Profile account. Until such a time when AI can provide that information at the command of your voice.

"Alexa, what do you think about that guidance?"

Alexa's response: "Best thing I've heard all day!"

Are You Compliant with Your CE or Not?

To be CE compliant requires more than just taking CE courses. Below are a few suggestions for remaining CE compliant:

CE requirements change. You should regularly review your CE status through your MyProfile account. Your total hours have specific allocation requirements that must be met. Be sure to take all the right categories of CE courses.

Check for late hours. Hours taken after your due date will still post on your compliance evaluation screen, but they will be noted as "Late". Though your hours requirement may have been met, late completion of your continuing education requirement will result in penalties.

Check prior evaluation periods. Always check previous compliance periods to make sure you are not delinquent for a prior period. Be sure to click on VIEW ENFORCEMENT NOTICE just below the Not Compliant text to check for any outstanding fines.

Check your transcript. The same course cannot be taken with the same provider within a two-year period and receive credit. This is noted on your transcript as a duplicate course. You will need to take a different course to meet your CE requirement.
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.

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.

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