Titular de Insurance Insights
Volume 1, No. 5 - October 2012

Central de Educación

- Lo que debe saber acerca de su educación continua

Save Your Postage, Save Your Time

You finally found time to break away from work and complete your CE course. Great!

Now what? Of course, you want to make sure the Department is made aware that you have successfully taken this CE course. If you are sending a copy of your certificates of completion to the Department to make certain of this, you may be unnecessarily spending time and money.

The mandatory certificate of completion given to you by the course provider is for your records. The responsibility to notify the Department falls on the course provider. The course provider has 21 days from the completion date to upload a roster. The course will automatically post to your records with the corresponding date of completion.

So how do I know if the course provider notified the Department? The Department has a database to track the completion of all approved CE courses. Each licensee must create their own Mi Perfil account to view their records, if they have not already. You may log in to your Mi Perfil account to securely check your continuing education requirements, verify the hours you have completed by reviewing your transcript, search for approved courses being offered and see important information about your license.

The Department encourages you to monitor your MyProfile account and make certain that your completed CE courses are updated.

What if the course provider has not notified the Department? If you find that a course was not updated to your account, it is best to contact the course provider immediately and make them aware.

If a course provider does not add you to the roster or you are unsuccessful in reaching them, contact the Department by emailing Education@MyFloridaCFO.com. The Department may request your certificate of completion as documented proof of your course completion.

As always, if you believe that any course provider is not complying with their requirements outlined in the Florida Insurance Code, you are encouraged to inform us.

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.

We wish you success as you continue to complete your hours to keep your knowledge current in an ever-changing insurance market. And remember, your CE compliance date is your DUE date, not your DO de la agencia.

Updated Study Manuals

The Department has just completed a review and approved revisions made to all the following study manuals used in preparation for examinations for licensure:

  • Vida, Salud y Anualidad Variable
  • Líneas Generales
  • Peritos
  • Líneas Excedentes
  • Título
  • Industrial Fire and Burglary

These manuals will be available for sale through the authorized vendors starting November 1, 2012.

Contact information for each authorized vendor may be found on the Department's website at www.MyFloridaCFO.com/Division/Agents/Licensure/Examinations/studyManuals.htm.

Education Providers: Conference Call Set for November 6

Please join us on November 6, 2012, 2:00pm - 3:00pm ET for the Education Bi-monthly Conference Call and Webinar. The first 250 callers will be able to participate. Documents for the conference call will be available at www.MyFloridaCFO.com/Division/Agents/Licensure/Education on or before November 2, 2012.

The agenda has discussion topics, which include the following:

  1. Self Study Submissions
  2. Information Required for Instructor Resume
  3. Course Ownership
  4. Information on Certificate of Completion
  5. Adding Course Authorities
  6. Exam Content Outline

To prevent any inadvertent change to the meeting URL address, the Department will email out the login URL and Passcode on Monday, November 5, 2012, if not earlier.

Any questions regarding the conference call can be addressed to Education@MyFloridaCFO.com.

New Exam Content Outlines

Every year the Department, along with its exam vendor and subject matter experts in the industry, thoroughly review exams for licensure. This past year several changes were made to the content outline of some of the exams. These changes will impact exams that are taken January 1, 2013 or after.

Pre-licensing course providers are advised to update their study manual versions and be aware of the content outline changes. The new content outlines are available on Pearson VUE's website at http://www.pearsonvue.com/fl/insurance.

The Education Unit will have a brief discussion on the new content outlines during our November 6th conference call. For more information about our conference calls please continue to monitor your email, MyProfile notifications, and our website at www.MyFloridaCFO.com/Division/Agents/Licensure/Education.

Education Providers: Monitor Your Contact Information

Have you had any changes in staff recently?

Education providers are reminded to monitor your contact information and lists with the Department through your Mi Perfil account. This includes adding and removing contacts and school officials from your records when appropriate.

Whenever someone new comes on board and will be acting as a school official, be sure to apply for them to be a school official on your account. Under the "Apply" menu tab found at the top of the home page of your Mi Perfil provider account, select 'School official'. Then fill out and submit the application.

When a school official leaves, be sure to email the Education Unit at Education@MyFloridaCFO.com with a request to remove that individual's approval as a school official on your account.

When was the last time you verified who is on your account? You can do that anytime. Under the "Maintenance" menu tab found at the top of the home page of your Mi Perfil provider account, select 'Contact List'. This will pull up a list of all individuals listed as school officials or contact persons. If there is anyone listed who is no longer a part of your company, please notify the Department immediately to have him/her removed.