Florida PPIA Licensing and Designation Program
Please read this information carefully for steps on obtaining your Florida All Lines Adjuster license.
Getting your adjuster licenseGeneral Information
Under the authority of Florida Statute §626.221 and the endorsement of the Florida Department of Financial Services (DFS), after you have successfully completed the Florida PPIA Licensing and Designation Program you can apply for your Florida All Lines Adjuster license and will be exempt from taking the state examination. The PPIA designation letter and course certificate, which will be mailed to you, will allow you to secure your Florida All Lines Adjuster license after completing the following steps:
- Apply for your license with the Florida Department of Financial Services.
- Obtain your Certificate of Satisfactory Completion and Letter of Designation from the HurriClaim Training Academy awarding you your PPIA designation.
- Send a copy of your Certificate and Letter of Designation to the State of Florida.
- Get your fingerprints taken.
For more information about Florida Licensure and Compliance refer to the web sites below:
- Licensing and Compliance
- Adjuster Licensing Qualifications and Adjuster Types
- Address for Florida Division of Insurance Agent and Agency Services
- Payment Methods and Fees
- Citizenship Requirement:
An applicant for licensure must be a United States citizen or legal alien who possesses work authorization from the United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services. ALL APPLICANTS MUST PROVIDE A VALID SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER. If you are a legal alien with a work authorization visa, you must apply for and obtain a Social Security Card prior to applying for licensure with the Florida Department of Financial Services.
- Fingerprinting Requirement:
For Florida residents: Fingerprints must be taken through the specified vendor and submitted by LiveScan at one of the Department's fingerprinting sites. View additional fingerprinting information on the Florida website.
For nonresidents: Fingerprint cards with instructions will be mailed to the applicant by MorphoTrust USA after payment is made. View additional fingerprinting information on the Florida website.
Note: Criminal history checks are valid for one (1) YEAR. This means that if an applicant applies for an additional class of insurance license during this one (1) year period, he/she will NOT be required to file another fingerprint card unless specifically requested to by the Department.
Requirements for applicants with prior criminal history -- click here.
- Licensing Fees:
For current information on Florida Agent and Adjuster licensing fees, please check the State of Florida website.
Following successful completion of the course, you will receive a Letter of Designation and a Certificate of Satisfactory Completion from the HurriClaim Training Academy (a partner of MindCross Training). You must confirm your name and address before your paperwork is sent to you. You will then submit these to the Florida Department of Financial Services (DFS) after applying for your license.
After completing the course and passing the tests, follow the steps below to apply for your license online or view the steps outlined by the Florida Department of Financial Services:
- Have your SSN and a valid credit card available.
- Open a Browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, etc) on your PC and go to: https://dice.fldfs.com/public/pb_index.aspx
- Login or create an account.
- When you apply for your adjuster license, you will specify the license type: INDEPENDENT / COMPANY adjuster license (6-20).
Note: Florida recently combined the 5-20 and 6-20 license into a single license referred to as the 6-20.
- You will also specify whether you are a RESIDENT or NON-RESIDENT.
- Complete the online application. You will be required to supply some personal background information. In addition, you should have your Social Security Number (SSN) and credit card available.
- When asked, indicate on your application that you are obtaining your license by Designation, NOT by Examination.
- Choose YES when asked the following question:
"Do you have the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Accredited Claims Adjuster (ACA), Professional Insurance Adjuster (PIA), Professional Property Insurance Adjuster (PPIA), or Certified Claims Adjuster (CCA) designation?"
If you are applying for a non-resident license, the above question will not appear, and you will automatically be exempt from the examination fee.
- At the end of the application process you will be given a summary page with your information. It will specify that you are required to mail your Certificate and Designation letter in to the Florida, Department of Financial Services, Bureau of Licensing. Be sure to include your application number when sending this paperwork. The address for Florida DFS, Bureau of Licensing is below.
According to Florida DFS, Bureau of Licensing, your Certificate and Designation letter may optionally be faxed to the department. If you choose to fax the paperwork be sure to place your full name and your application number OR social security number on the cover sheet.
- At this point you will also be required to apply to have your fingerprints taken. Go to the Florida Division of Insurance Agent and Agency Services' web site for fingerprinting information.
Contact information for the Florida Department of Financial Services is available on their web site. Or, you may write or phone them at:
Department of Financial Services
Bureau of Licensing, Room 419
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0319
Bureau of Licensing Phone: (850) 413-3137
Fax: (850) 413-3291