Titular de Insurance Insights
Volume 1, No. 1 - June 2012

Central de Educación

- Lo que debe saber acerca de su educación continua

How to Verify We Received Your CE Hours Online

Congratulations! You took the major step of pausing from your everyday business to make sure you can stay in business, you took a required CE course. Now you go online to view your CE records in your Mi Perfil account and don't see the posting of credits from the course you just took. What do you do now?

It can be very nerve-racking when your CE records in your MyProfile account do not match your actual completed courses, especially if you waited to complete them right before your compliance due date. Here are some bits of information to remember when verifying your online CE records.

  1. Education providers, by statute, have up to 30 days to report the successful completion of CE hours. Seminar courses usually take the longest to be reported.
  2. If the allowed time has passed since you successfully completed your course, call the education provider and ask them to update your record.
  3. Do not mail or fax in your certificate of completion unless it has been specifically requested by the Department. The Department works with the providers to get credit reported through our online system.
  4. Be sure to review your transcript online via your Mi Perfil account for a complete list of all reported credits.
  5. Be sure to review prior compliance cycles when trying to verify the allocation of your completed hours.
  6. Any hours eligible for carry over to the next compliance cycle will take 45 days after the end of your current compliance period to post.
  7. If you are having difficulties communicating with your CE provider, please call our main help line at (850) 413-3137,

Cómo Buscar Cursos de EC Aprobados

¿Está buscando cursos de educación continua (EC) para asegurarse de completar todas sus horas? Puede usar nuestra búsqueda de cursos en línea que incluye una lista de cursos aprobados por el Departamento.

  1. Ingrese a nuestro sitio web en www.MyFloridaCFO.com/Division/Agents.
  2. Haga clic en Mi Perfil en el panel izquierdo e inicie sesión en su cuenta.
  3. Desde la bandeja de entrada de Mi Perfil, haga clic en Localizar en la parte superior izquierda. Luego haga clic en Cursos Ofrecidos Futuros.
  4. Seleccione la Autorización para el Curso para el tipo de licencia que tiene o el curso que necesita hacer.
  5. También tiene otras opciones como Método de Estudio y Ubicación para reducir los resultados de la búsqueda.
  6. Si hace clic en Realizar una Búsqueda Avanzada, accederá a opciones adicionales para reducir los resultados de su búsqueda, como Fecha del Curso y Nivel del Curso.

Debido a que los requisitos de educación continua pueden verse afectados por distintos factores (por ejemplo, las licencias en su poder, la cantidad de años desde que la obtuvo, etc.), le recomendamos que revise su cuenta Mi Perfil periódicamente para determinar su estado y los requisitos de cumplimiento de educación continua. Además, una vez que ha iniciado sesión en su cuenta Mi Perfil podrá encontrar más cursos de EC aprobados ya que la búsqueda pública limita los resultados a los primeros 100 cursos ofrecidos.

Le deseamos lo mejor en su esfuerzo continuo por completar sus horas para actualizar sus conocimientos en un mercado de seguros en constante cambio. Y recuerde, su fecha de cumplimiento de ED es su fecha de VENCIMIENTO y no la fecha para HACERLO.  

CE Providers: Are you ready to advertise your course?

Advertising is important in procuring students for your course and will help to expand your customer base. However, failing to abide by the Florida Administrative Code rules in your advertising can create serious damage to your reputation as a CE provider.

Many education providers have found it effective to advertise, in addition to the information provided on our website, to our vast pool of licensed insurance agents and adjusters of the availability of courses that can help them meet their CE requirements. It is also important to remember to play by the rules. Here is some helpful information to keep in mind when preparing to advertise your approved CE course.

Key factors to remember:

  1. No advertisement is permitted of courses that have not been pre-approved by the Department.
  2. Advertisements shall be truthful, clear and not misleading.
  3. The following should be prominently displayed on any advertisement:
    • The statement: "This course has been approved by the Florida Department of Financial Services for insurance continuing education credit."
    • Name and ID# of sponsoring provider.
    • The number of CE hours for which the course has been approved.
    • Any discrepancies between total hours of the coursework and approved CE hours
    • Course level assigned to the course.
    • Insurance license classification(s) for which the course has been approved.
    • When multiple courses are advertised in a single offering: Individual course names, ID numbers, and credit hours.
  4. The following are not permitted on advertisements:
    • The wording "approval pending" or similar language.
    • Any sales promotion for any entity including those that may be underwriting the cost of the course.
    • Any guarantee of passing.

Please note that education providers must send email advertisements from their own email domain. The domain name used must not be deceptive or misleading.