Section 626.869, Florida Statutes 2003
626.869 License, adjusters.--
(1) An applicant for a license as an adjuster may qualify and his or her license when issued may cover adjusting in any one of the following classes of insurance:
(a) All lines of insurance except life and annuities.
(b) Motor vehicle physical damage insurance.
(c) Property and casualty insurance.
(d) Workers' compensation insurance.
(e) Health insurance.
(2) All individuals who on October 1, 1990, hold an adjuster's license and appointment limited to fire and allied lines, including marine or casualty or boiler and machinery, may remain licensed and appointed under the limited license and may renew their appointment, but no license or appointment which has been terminated, not renewed, suspended, or revoked shall be reinstated, and no new or additional licenses or appointments shall be issued.
(3) The applicant's application for license shall specify which of the foregoing classes of business the application for license is to cover.
1(4)(a) Any individual holding a license for 24 consecutive months or longer must, beginning in his or her birth month and every 2 years thereafter, have completed 24 hours of courses, 2 hours of which relate to ethics, in subjects designed to inform the licensee regarding the current insurance laws of this state, so as to enable him or her to engage in business as an insurance adjuster fairly and without injury to the public and to adjust all claims in accordance with the policy or contract and the laws of this state.
(b) Any individual holding a license as a public adjuster for 24 consecutive months or longer, beginning in their birth month and every 2 years thereafter, must have completed 24 hours of courses, 2 hours of which relate to ethics, in subjects designed to inform the licensee regarding the current laws of this state pertaining to all lines of insurance other than life and annuities, so as to enable him or her to engage in business as an adjuster fairly and without injury to the public and to adjust all claims in accordance with the policy or contract and laws of this state.
(c) The Financial Services Commission shall adopt rules necessary to implement and administer the continuing education requirements of this subsection.
(5) The regulation of continuing education for licensees, course providers, instructors, school officials, and monitor groups shall be as provided for in s. 626.2816.
History.--s. 332, ch. 59-205; s. 90, ch. 79-40; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-282; s. 2, ch. 81-318; ss. 284, 293, 807, 810, ch. 82-243; s. 26, ch. 88-166; s. 33, ch. 89-289; s. 50, ch. 90-201; ss. 143, 206, 207, ch. 90-363; s. 48, ch. 91-1; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 289, ch. 97-102; s. 62, ch. 98-199; s. 1, ch. 2003-99; s. 980, ch. 2003-261; ss. 61, 83, ch. 2003-267; s. 54, ch. 2003-281.
1Note.--Section 1979, ch. 2003-261, provides that "[i]n the event of a conflict between this act and any other legislation enacted during the 2003 Regular Session, the provisions of this act shall prevail." The amendments to subsection (5) by s. 980, ch. 2003-261, redesignated as subsection (4) by s. 61, ch. 2003-267, and s. 54, ch. 2003-281, were to language deleted by s. 61, ch. 2003-267, and s. 54, ch. 2003-281.