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Course Registration Bulletin

Alabama

Alabama 20-Hour Prelicensing Course Venues

Several public sessions of the 20-Hour Alabama Prelicensing Course for Title Agents will be provided in 2019. See Course Calendar for specific dates and locations. Private, on-site sessions are available, based on instructor availability. Minimum attendance requirements apply. To schedule a private, on-site session of the course, please contact KarenKoogler@KooglerGroup.com.

Alabama Insurance Regulation 482-1-148-.03 – Prelicensing Course

(1) An individual subject to the examination requirement set forth in Rule 482-1-148-.06 must complete a prelicensing course in order to take the title insurance agent examination.

(2) The prelicensing course must have been completed within twelve (12) months before the date of the examination.

(3) An individual is required to present a certificate of completion of the prelicensing course, together with photographic identification, as a condition for taking the title insurance agent examination.

Author: Commissioner of Insurance
Statutory Authority: Ala. Code §§ 27-25-4, et seq. (2012) & 27-25-8 (2001)
History: New October 18, 2012, effective January 1, 2013

482-1-148-.09 Continuing Education

(1)(a) Individual licensees shall satisfactorily complete such courses or programs of instruction as may be approved in accordance with this chapter in the minimum number of 24 classroom hours, 3 hours of which shall be on the topic of ethics, in order to be eligible to renew a title insurance agent license, except as otherwise indicated in this rule.

(b) Licensees Born in Even-numbered Years, Renewal in 2014. Along with the renewal of license due to be completed in accordance with paragraph (2) of Rule 482-1-148-.08 in the year 2014, every individual licensee born in an even-numbered year shall satisfactorily complete such courses or programs of instruction as may be approved in accordance with this chapter in the minimum number of 12 classroom hours, 2 hours of which shall be on the topic of ethics. This represents a temporary, transitional reduction in the hours as authorized in Section 27-25-4.8(d) and is applicable only for the first renewals under the new law.

(c) Licensees Born in Odd-numbered Years, Renewal in 2015 and thereafter. Along with the renewal of license due to be completed in accordance with paragraph (2) of Rule 482-1-148-.08 in the year 2015 and in every other year thereafter, every individual licensee born in an odd-numbered year shall satisfactorily complete such courses or programs of instruction as may be approved in accordance with this chapter in the minimum number of 24 classroom hours, 3 hours of which shall be on the topic of ethics.

(d) Licensees Born in Even-numbered Years, Renewal in 2016 and thereafter. Along with the renewal of license due to be completed in accordance with paragraph (2) of Rule 482-1-148-.08 in the year 2016 and in every other year thereafter, every individual licensee born in an even-numbered year shall satisfactorily complete such courses or programs of instruction as may be approved in accordance with this chapter in the minimum number of 24 classroom hours, 3 hours of which shall be on the topic of ethics.

Florida

Florida 40-Hour Prelicensing Course Venue

Unless otherwise noted, all public sessions of the Florida 40-Hour Prelicensing Course will be held at the Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa Northwest/Oldsmar. The hotel has provided us a one-year discount rate on meeting rooms and sleeping rooms, thereby enabling us to hold courses on a regular, scheduled basis, regardless of class size. A discounted sleeping room rate of $119-$139/night is available to anyone attending a Koogler Group course. Simply call the hotel, at 813-818-7202 and tell them you are with The Koogler Group to receive the discounted rate. An email link to the hotel will be provided via “Course Confirmation” once you register to attend a course.

40-Hour Prelicensing Course

To qualify to sit for the state exam, you must either:

  1. Complete the 40-Hour course, OR
  2. Have sufficient working experience (at least 1 year of responsible title duties working full time or substantially full time for a title company or title agency during the 4 years preceding date of application). In this case, you must provide a Qualification and Verification of Experience Form, signed by your employer (form available on myfloridacfo.com).

Anyone wishing to take the Florida 40-Hour Prelicensing Course is welcome to do so, including those who qualify to sit for the state exam based on experience. Experienced agents may wish to purchase the Florida Study Manual [on which the state exam is based] and the Florida Title Insurance Online Review [Optional Exam Prep Component] for self-study purposes. You are encouraged to choose the study method best suited to your specific needs. Those attending the 40 Hour Course may purchase the Florida Study Manual in advance through our online bookstore or at the registration table (cash or check).

Continuing Education (CE) Requirements—Revised for Compliance Periods Beginning 2014

Any person who holds a license as a Florida title agent must complete a minimum of 10 hours of CE courses every 2 years in Florida-specific title insurance and escrow management courses approved by the Department. CE courses must include at least 3 hours of CE on ethics, rules, or state and federal regulatory compliance matters relating to title insurance and closing services.

For compliance periods beginning on or after October 1, 2014, any person who holds a license as a title insurance agent must complete a minimum of 10 hours of continuing education credit every 2 years in title insurance and escrow management specific to this state and approved by the department, which shall include at least 3 hours of continuing education on the subject matter of ethics, rules, or compliance with state and federal regulations relating specifically to title insurance and closing services. — (F.S. 626.2815 CE Requirements [Section 11, ch. 2012-209, amended subsection (3)(i)])

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