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The 2003 Florida Statutes

Title XXXVII
INSURANCE
Chapter 626
INSURANCE FIELD REPRESENTATIVES AND OPERATIONS
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Section 626.171, Florida Statutes 2003

626.171  Application for license.--

(1)  The department or office shall not issue a license as agent, customer representative, adjuster, insurance agency, service representative, managing general agent, or reinsurance intermediary to any person except upon written application therefor filed with it, qualification therefor, and payment in advance of all applicable fees. Any such application shall be made under the oath of the applicant and be signed by the applicant. Beginning November 1, 2002, the department shall accept the uniform application for nonresident agent licensing. The department may adopt revised versions of the uniform application by rule.

(2)  In the application, the applicant shall set forth:

(a)  His or her full name, age, social security number, residence address, business address, and mailing address.

(b)  Proof that he or she has completed or is in the process of completing any required prelicensing course.

(c)  Whether he or she has been refused or has voluntarily surrendered or has had suspended or revoked a license to solicit insurance by the department or by the supervising officials of any state.

(d)  Whether any insurer or any managing general agent claims the applicant is indebted under any agency contract or otherwise and, if so, the name of the claimant, the nature of the claim, and the applicant's defense thereto, if any.

(e)  Proof that the applicant meets the requirements for the type of license for which he or she is applying.

(f)  Such other or additional information as the department or office may deem proper to enable it to determine the character, experience, ability, and other qualifications of the applicant to hold himself or herself out to the public as an insurance representative.

(3)  An application for an insurance agency license shall be signed by the owner or owners of the agency. If the agency is incorporated, the application shall be signed by the president and secretary of the corporation.

(4)  Each application shall be accompanied by payment of any applicable fee.

(5)  An application for a license as an agent, customer representative, adjuster, insurance agency, service representative, managing general agent, or reinsurance intermediary must be accompanied by a set of the individual applicant's fingerprints, or, if the applicant is not an individual, by a set of the fingerprints of the sole proprietor, majority owner, partners, officers, and directors, on a form adopted by rule of the department or commission and accompanied by the fingerprint processing fee set forth in s. 624.501. Fingerprints shall be used to investigate the applicant's qualifications pursuant to s. 626.201. The fingerprints shall be taken by a law enforcement agency or other department-approved entity.

(6)  The application for license filing fee prescribed in s. 624.501 is not subject to refund.

(7)  Pursuant to the federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, each party is required to provide his or her social security number in accordance with this section. Disclosure of social security numbers obtained through this requirement shall be limited to the purpose of administration of the Title IV-D program for child support enforcement.

History.--s. 196, ch. 59-205; ss. 13, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 4, ch. 71-86; s. 1, ch. 72-34; s. 3, ch. 76-168; s. 1, ch. 77-457; s. 3, ch. 81-282; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; ss. 158(2nd), 217, 807, 810, ch. 82-243; s. 3, ch. 85-208; ss. 16, 206, 207, ch. 90-363; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 42, ch. 92-146; s. 212, ch. 97-102; s. 66, ch. 97-170; s. 10, ch. 98-199; s. 4, ch. 2001-142; ss. 9, 50, ch. 2002-206; s. 912, ch. 2003-261; s. 23, ch. 2003-267; s. 16, ch. 2003-281.

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