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Insurance Journal: “Florida to Grant Temporary Agent Licenses Amid Testing Freeze”


The Florida Division of Agent and Agency Services will resume its ability to begin processing insurance agent licenses despite the closure of testing centers around the state, under a directive from Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis.
This directive issued April 17 gives insurance agencies the ability to hire new agents who have completed all the other requirements to obtain a license but are unable to take the state exam because of the COVID-19 pandemic, DFS said in a statement. These individuals will be thoroughly vetted by the Division of Agent and Agency Services and if they meet the requirements to obtain a license, the Division would issue applicants a temporary license pending examination.
Read the full article at Insurance Journal.

About CFO Jimmy Patronis 
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).