Licensing Resources

How to become an insurance agent

To become a licensed insurance agent you’ll need to:

Licensing Resources

How to become an insurance agent

To become a licensed insurance agent you’ll need to:

Florida State licensing requirements

To become licensed, you must take your pre-licensing course, pass the state exam, and submit your fingerprints and license application to the Florida Department of Financial Services. Here is all the information you’ll need to get these steps done.

Schedule your state exam

You can schedule your state exam with Pearson Vue at or by calling 888-274-2020. You don’t have to wait until you’ve completed the course to schedule your exam - you can contact Pearson Vue and schedule the test whenever you want.

Get your fingerprints done

Schedule your fingerprint appointment with IdentiGo. Generally, everyone has to be fingerprinted, even if you are/were a teacher, nurse, have a concealed carry permit, etc. If you would like to see if you can skip this step, you can contact the Florida Department of Financial Services at 850-413-3134.

Complete your license application

The license application can be completed through the Florida Department of Financial Services. Once at the page, click create account at the right, and then choose individual in the dropdown menu. Please note that this step cannot be done until after you have completed your pre-licensing course.

We are nationwide! To see the other states where we off online pre-licensing check us out at American Online Insurance School.

Questions we get
asked a lot...

Remote courses are text courses, entirely online with short videos embedded in the course, and are backed up by live webcasts and support from instructors. In-person courses are taught live at our Tampa location. All courses are supported by a video library and practice tests. The complete video library is up to 12.5 hours of video content depending on the course, and the practice tests are built from a test bank of over 1200 practice test questions.

The Department of Financial Services makes all of those decisions and does not allow us to advise you in that department.  Generally speaking, once the DFS has your application and fingerprints, if they see anything in your background they usually want some kind of paperwork, just as proof of adjudication or other pertinent documentation.  Whether or not you will be allowed to get the insurance license is entirely up to them, and they will not consider it until they have your state application and fingerprints.  You are always welcome to call them at 850-413-3134 with additional questions.

You will need a valid photo ID to get fingerprinted and take the state exam, but it does not have to be a Florida ID.

Yes, you have to be a Florida resident to be issued a Florida insurance license.  If you already have an insurance license in another state, your state may be reciprocal with Florida.  You can check your reciprocity here.