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 Program you can apply for your Florida All Lines Adjuster license and will be exempt from taking the state examination. The PPIA designation letter and course certificate, which will be mailed to you, will allow you to secure your Florida All Lines Adjuster license after completing the following steps:
- Apply for your license with the Florida Department of Financial Services.
- Make sure that you have your Certificate of Satisfactory Completion and Letter of Designation awarding you your PPIA designation, so that you can send it to Florida DFS, Bureau of Licensing.
- Get your fingerprints taken and possess a valid Social Security Number(SSN) to complete the application.
For more information about Florida Licensure and Compliance refer to the Florida DFS web sites below:
- Becoming an Agent or Adjuster
- Licensing and Compliance
- Adjuster Licensing Qualifications and Adjuster Types
- Florida Accepted Designations
- Address for Florida Division of Insurance Agent and Agency Services
- Payment Methods and Fees
The Florida PPIA Adjuster Licensing and Designation course has been designed and developed by real-world insurance professionals. Its goal is not just to enable you to “pass a test” but to give you the information you need to get started with a claims career. The format is engaging and maximizes the student’s learning through the use of interactive graphics and links to a wide range of additional references.
Adjuster Licensing Requirements
- 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.
- Fingerprinting Requirement:
For Florida residents: Fingerprints must be taken through the specified vendor and submitted by LiveScan at one of the Department's fingerprinting sites. View additional fingerprinting information on the Florida website.
For nonresidents: Fingerprint cards with instructions will be mailed to the applicant by MorphoTrust USA after payment is made. View additional fingerprinting information on the Florida website.
Note: Criminal history checks are valid for one (1) YEAR. This means that if an applicant applies for an additional class of insurance license during this one (1) 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.
- Licensing Fees:
Get the most current information for agent and adjuster licensing fees by visiting myFlorida.com.
Florida DFS Contact Information
Visit the Florida Department of Financial Services (DFS) website for current contact information. You may phone or fax them using the numbers below:
Bureau of Licensing Phone: (850) 413-3137
Fax: (850) 413-3291
If you would like to submit an online request to Florida DFS you may do so by visiting: http://www.myfloridacfo.com/askFLDFS/