Licensing FAQs

How do I obtain a Florida surplus lines license?
Obtaining a Florida surplus lines license is a multi-step process that includes pre-qualification, applying for the license, and an examination. For details on each of these steps, please refer to the Agent Licensing Requirements page, which will give you step by step instructions. 
Where can I purchase the Study Manual for the state surplus lines insurance exam?
FSLSO maintains a contract with the Florida Department of Financial Services to produce and distribute the State's official study guide for the surplus lines licensing exam entitled  Florida Surplus Lines Insurance Study Manual. 

Visit the  FSLSO Education Center to purchase the manual.  
I have passed the Florida surplus lines exam and obtained my license. What do I do next?

The next step is to appoint yourself through your Florida Department of Financial Services MyProfile account at  

According to Florida law, once you obtain a surplus lines license, you are considered a member of the Florida Surplus Lines Service Office and therefore, must register with FSLSO via the Surplus Lines Information Portal (SLIP) at