Many people are interested in obtaining a General Lines Agent Insurance License but are working full time and cannot arrange their lives to sit in a classroom for 40 hours. This Course was designed with these busy, self-motivated individuals in mind.
Students who follow the study process should be able to complete the 17-unit course in three months. At the end of each unit, the student will be given a multiple-choice exam. Experience indicates students should strive for a 90% grade on each of the unit quizzes; however a score of 70% or higher is a passing grade. The 90% grade average will help ensure that you pass the final exam at the end of the course. Unit quizzes can be attempted as many times as needed in order to achieve a 90% score.
You will be required to pass a Final Examination upon the completion of the 17 units. Your scores for each unit exam and your final examination score will be averaged together. You must have a final grade of 70% or higher to pass and receive your Certificate of Completion. Upon passing the course, please complete the Grade Submittal Form and your Certificate of Completion will be sent to you by the college through which you registered.
In order to pass the State Exam, you must take the test seriously and you must study the entire Florida State Study Manual.
The Florida State Licensing Exam is based entirely on information in the Florida General Lines Agent Study Manual. The Florida 40 Hour Conversion course was written as an aid to help students with previous insurance experience successfully pass the Florida General Lines State Examination The course is not intended to replace the Florida Study Manual issued by the Florida Department of Financial Services.
Students must successfully complete each chapter of the online course by reading the corresponding chapter in the Florida State Study Manual and by passing the quiz at the end of each segment of the study guide.
Upon completion of the 17 units students are required to pass a final examination. The unit exam scores and the final examination score are averaged together. You must have a final course average of 70% or higher to pass the course and receive a Certificate of Completion. The College where the student is registered will report the student's course completion to FLDFS and issue the Certificate of Completion to the student. Students must submit a copy of the Certificate of Completion to the Florida Department of Financial Services (FLDFS) before they can apply for the state exam. Remember to keep your original Certificate of Completion and send a copy of the certificate to FLDFS.
After receiving a Certificate of Completion, students can apply at the FLDFS website (www.fldfs.com) to take the Florida General Lines State Examination.
How To Use This Course
This course is designed to assist each student in becoming thoroughly familiar with the information contained in the Florida General Lines Agent Study Manual so that they may be prepared for the Florida State Licensing Exam. This course is to be used in conjunction with this manual.
This course is divided into 17 units. Each of the course units corresponds to a chapter in the Florida State Study Manual. At the beginning of each unit the student is given the corresponding pages to be read in the Florida State Study Manual.
The course also contains additional information to help you understand the material in the Florida State Study Manual.
Each online unit contains:
Unit overview: a brief statement about the unit's content and importance.
Questions: key areas you need to understand from the reading assignment.
Unit Quiz: an exam that assesses the student's grasp of the subject matter in the unit.
The following is a listing of the hours assigned to each unit for suggested hours of study. The percentages are given by the Department of Financial Services for exam content.
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE - 3 HOURS; 6 EXAM QUESTIONS
AUTOMOBILE - 5 HOURS; 20 EXAM QUESTIONS
PROPERTY POLICIES - 5 HOURS; 18 EXAM QUESTIONS
PACKAGE POLICIES - 5 HOURS; 18 EXAM QUESTIONS
GENERAL LIABILITY - 5 HOURS; 18 EXAM QUESTIONS
WORKER'S COMPENSATION - 3 HOURS; 8 EXAM QUESTIONS
CRIME - 1 HOUR; 7 EXAM QUESTIONS
BONDS - 1 HOUR; 5 EXAM QUESTIONS
MARINE - 1 HOUR; 5 EXAM QUESTIONS
AVIATION - 1 HOUR; 3 EXAM QUESTIONS
BOILER & MACHINERY - 1 HOUR; 5 EXAM QUESTIONS
HEALTH - 2 HOURS; 8 EXAM QUESTIONS
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER - 1 HOUR; 5 EXAM QUESTIONS
MISC. AUTOMOBILE LAWS - 1 HOUR; 3 EXAM QUESTIONS
AGENT LICENSING - 1 HOUR; 6 EXAM QUESTIONS
UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES - 1 HOUR; 4 EXAM QUESTIONS
DEFINITIONS - 1 HOUR; 5 EXAM QUESTIONS
RESIDUAL MARKETS - 1 HOUR; 4 EXAM QUESTIONS
UNLICENSED ENTITIES - 1 HOUR; 2 EXAM QUESTIONS
TOTAL - 40 hours; STATE EXAM IS 150 QUESTIONS.