FEMA Flood Insurance Training
Florida Agents who Currently Sell or May Sell Flood Insurance Through the NFIP must Complete a One-Time Training Course about the NFIP.
These requirements were adopted by the United States Congress in Section 207 of the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2004. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which administers the NFIP, in cooperation with state insurance regulators, has developed flood insurance training requirements which are designed to ensure that insurance agents selling flood insurance through the NFIP are properly trained and educated about the program. FEMA’s flood insurance training program has been approved by the Florida Department of Financial Services for three hours of continuing education credit. These three hours are not required in addition to the normal number of credit hours required for each agent.
This course is available as an online course from FEMA. To take the course, click on the hyperlink below. From this page, first click “register.” After registering, login, and then proceed to the “Basic Agent Training” course. The failure to comply with these flood insurance training requirements may jeopardize an insurance agent’s authority to write flood insurance through the NFIP. Insurance agents can obtain more information about the NFIP by visiting http://www.fema.gov/business/nfip/. You may direct any questions you may have about this training requirement to the Department of Financial Services’ Bureau of Licensing at (850) 413-3137.
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