Titular de Insurance Insights
Volume 1, No. 4 - September 2012

Central de Educación

- Lo que debe saber acerca de su educación continua

Title Insurance CE Changes

While most insurance representatives will see changes to their CE requirements starting with compliance cycles ending 10/31/2014 and later, title insurance agents will experience minimal modifications at this time.

According to HB 725 and HB 643, changes to CE requirements related to title insurance agents take effect only for compliance cycles ending 9/30/2016 or later.

For compliance cycles ending 8/31/2016 or before, all resident and non-resident title insurance agents must complete 10 hours of Florida-approved continuing education courses specific to title insurance; three of which must be on ethics.

For each compliance cycle ending 9/30/2016 and later, all resident and non-resident title insurance agents must complete 10 hours of Florida-approved continuing education courses in title insurance and escrow management specific to title insurance in this state; three of those hours must be on the subject matter of ethics, rules, or compliance with state and federal regulations related specifically to title insurance and closing services.

*This information supersedes any prior communication on changes to CE requirements for licensed title insurance agents in the state of Florida.

Are you one of the few?

Our Department values the service of men and women participating in the armed services. We also understand that anyone on active duty may have difficulty completing their continuing education requirements.

Therefore, an amendment to the continuing education law, Section 626.2815, F.S., was proposed and passed in HB 725 to allow qualifying licensees on active military duty the opportunity to request a waiver of their CE requirement for an applicable compliance cycle by submitting a written request to the Department.

Effective October 1, 2012, this written request may be sent to the Department electronically to Education@MyFloridaCFO.com. Supporting documentation such as written orders needs to be attached. The Department recommends submissions be made a minimum of 30 days before the compliance due date to assure proper processing time.

Waivers will only be granted for the most recent compliance cycle. A new written request must be submitted for each additional cycle thereafter.

Please be sure to log into your Mi Perfil account for notices from the Department on the status of a waiver request. Any questions can be directed to our licensing helpline at (850) 413-3137.

Education Providers: Did You Miss the September Conference Call?

The Education Unit has completed its first full year of bi-monthly conference calls. The most recent call was conducted on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 and had more than 95 providers participating. The topic of discussion was the 5-hour continuing education update course which will be required for all compliance cycles (except that of title agents) ending 10/31/2014 or later. The questions and answers from the conference call are now online, as well as the slides from the presentation. The next conference call will be held on November 6, 2012 from 2pm-3pm Eastern. Please be sure your email address is updated in your Mi Perfil account so we can keep you informed.

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.