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The purpose of obtaining an exemption is for officers of a corporation or members of a limited liability company to exclude themselves as employees from workers' compensation insurance laws.

Upon issuance of an exemption, the officer or member is not considered an employee of the business and may not recover workers' compensation benefits.

Exemptions are issued to officers of a corporation and members of limited liability companies - not to the business.

In order to apply for or renew an exemption from workers' compensation law, the exemption applicant must complete and submit a Notice of Election to be Exempt application online to the Florida Division of Workers' Compensation.

Important: The exemption applicant must personally sign the application and attest that he or she has reviewed, understands, and acknowledges the information as stated on the application. Furthermore, any person other than the applicant signing the application may be guilty of a felony of the third degree.

Questions? Need help? Call (850) 413-1609 or email

Click on the icon below to view a short video on Exemption Eligibility & Requirements.

For eligibility information and access to the application, please click on the appropriate industry button below.

To Apply or Renew:

Please choose one of the following industries to continue:

Not sure of your business classification? Please contact the National Council on Compensation Insurance at (800) 622-4123.