4-40 to 2-20 Conversion Course – Becoming a Florida Insurance Agent

This article covers the Florida 4-40 to 2-20 Conversion Course. This course is specific to Florida Licensing and provides an opportunity for an FL 4-40 CSR to become an FL 2-20 agent without taking a 200 hour course.

Florida distinguishes between a 2-20 General Lines Agent and a 4-40 Customer Service Representative. A 2-20 agent is someone who is allowed to sell insurance and operate an insurance agency. A 4-40 customer service representative works under the direction and control of a 2-20 agent, assisting the agent in selling and operating the business.

There are two ways to become a 2-20 General Lines agent. The first is to take and pass the state-required 200-hour pre-licensing course, and then successfully complete the state licensing exam.

The second is to earn the 4-40 license and work as a full-time customer service representative for at least a year. This license is achieved by taking the Florida Insurance University/University of Central Florida Registered Customer Service Representative Designation, which exempts the student from the state license exam for the 4-40 license.

Once this is done, the student can take and pass the 4-40 to 2-20 conversion course offered by Florida Insurance University. This course is a 40-hour distance learning course that enables you to take the state examination for approval.

In the current economic climate, the insurance profession is one of the few where jobs and income are not only stable, but growing. Job opportunities are good for those with sales experience and good interpersonal skills. The US government reports that insurance agent employment is expected to increase through 2016. The median annual salary of insurance agents as of May 2006 was $43,870. The income range reflected that the top 10% earned more than $115,090. Company-paid benefits typically include continuing education, group insurance plans, office space, car and transportation expenses, health insurance, and retirement plans.

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