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PPIA Licensing and Designation Program

Please read this information carefully for steps on obtaining your Florida All-lines Adjuster License.

Getting Your Florida Adjuster License

General Information

Under the authority of Florida Statute §626.221 and the endorsement of the Florida Department of Financial Services (DFS), after you have successfully completed the Florida PPIA Licensing and Designation course and passed the exam with a 70% or above, you will apply for your Florida All-lines Adjuster License and will be exempt from taking the State examination. To get your Florida All-lines license, simply follow the steps below:

  • Apply for your license with the Florida Department of Financial Services. Detailed steps for completing the application are below.
  • Check your profile on the training area to be sure your full name and mailing address match what you used on the adjuster application.
  • The PPIA Certificate of Completion will be processed and sent to you via email using the email address on your student profile.
  • Send us the required information using the link "Let us upload your results to Florida DFS for you" at the bottom of the course page.
  • Get your fingerprints taken and pass the security check.

For more information about Florida Licensure and Compliance visit the Florida Division of Insurance Agent and Agency Services web sites below:

Adjuster Licensing Requirements

  1. Citizenship Requirement:
    An applicant for licensure must be a United States citizen or legal alien who possesses work authorization from the United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services. ALL APPLICANTS MUST PROVIDE A VALID SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER. If you are a legal alien with a work authorization visa, you must apply for and obtain a Social Security Card prior to applying for licensure with the Florida Department of Financial Services.

  2. Fingerprinting Requirement:
    Fingerprinting is required for almost all licenses for both Florida residents and non-residents. They must be completed through the vendor IdentoGO by Idemia (formerly MorphoTrust USA) and will be submitted to Florida DFS electronically.

    For additional details and to make an appointment, view the Fingerprinting Information page on the Florida DFS website.

    Note: Criminal history checks are valid for only ONE (1) YEAR. This means that if an applicant applies for an additional class of insurance license during this one one year period, he/she will NOT be required to file another fingerprint card unless specifically requested to by the Department.

    Requirements for applicants with prior criminal history.

  3. Licensing Fees:
    Get the most current information on adjuster licensing fees by viewing the Payment Methods & FeesDivision on the Insurance Agent and Agency Licesing Services website.

Steps to Apply For Your License

Following successful completion of the course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from the HurriClaim Training Academy (a partner of MindCross Training). You must update your profile with your correct name and address before your paperwork can be processed. Your name and address should match that which you will use when you apply for your license.

After completing the course and passing the tests, follow the steps below to apply for your license online or view the steps outlined by the Florida Department of Financial Services:

  1. Before you begin, have your SSN and a valid credit card available.

  2. Open a browser (the Florida DFS site runs best using Internet Explorer) on your PC and go to the Florida Department of Financial Services - My Profile Login to begin the application process.

  3. Create an account or login if you already have an account.

  4. When creating an account, select the Account Type - "Individual"

  5. Complete the online application.
    • You will be required to supply some personal background information.
    • There will be a section where you will be asked,

      "Do you currently hold a Florida 9-20 or 2-20 General Lines license?"
      "Do you currently hold or are in the process of obtaining one of the following professional designations?

      Select YES

      • When getting your license by designation, you will be automatically exempt from the examination fee.
      • If you are applying for a nonresident license, the above question will not appear, and you will automatically be exempt from the examination fee.
  6. At the end of the application process you will be given a summary page with your information.

Florida DFS Contact Information

Visit the Florida Department of Financial Services (DFS) website for current contact information. Paperwork can be mailed, faxed, or emailed to the Bureau of Licensing using the information below.

Phone: (850) 413-3137
Fax: (850) 413-3291

Department of Financial Services
Bureau of Licensing, Room 419
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0319