(1) Agents of mortgage guaranty insurers shall be licensed and appointed and shall be subject to the same qualifications and requirements applicable to general lines agents under the laws of this state, except that:
(a) Particular preliminary specialized education or training is not required of an applicant for such an agent’s license, and continuing education is not required for renewal of the agent’s appointment if, as part of the application for license and appointment, the insurer guarantees that the applicant will receive the necessary training to enable him or her properly to hold himself or herself out to the public as a mortgage guaranty insurance agent and if the department, in its discretion, accepts such guaranty;
(b) The agent’s license and appointment shall be a limited license, limited to the handling of mortgage guaranty insurance only; and
(c) An examination may be required of an applicant for such a license if the insurer fails to provide the guaranty described in paragraph (a).
(2) Any general lines agent licensed under chapter 626 is qualified to represent a mortgage guaranty insurer without additional examination.
(3) The department shall charge mortgage guaranty insurance agents the same applicable license and appointment taxes and fees as charged general lines agents in s. 624.501. The department shall deposit such license and appointment taxes and fees in the same manner as provided in s. 624.523 for the deposit of license and appointment taxes and fees by general lines agents.