Become a Licensed Surplus Lines 1-20 Agent

Florida’s leader in insurance education!

By definition, a “Surplus Lines agent” is an individual licensed to handle the placement of insurance coverages with unauthorized issuers, and to place such coverages with authorized insurers as to which the licensee is not licensed as an agent.  What this means is that if a customer needs an insurance policy that insurance issuers in that state are unwilling to write a policy for, whether it be because of risk or for any other reason, the customer would need a Surplus Lines 1-20 agent to go to out of state issuers and find the policy that meets their needs.

Schedule Your Course

Please select your prefered class, location, type of class, and start date from the menu below.

Gold Coast is proud to offer the 60-Hour Qualification Course for Surplus Lines 1-20 Agents in a week-long class enabling students to complete the pre-licensing requirement quickly.  Gold Coast is offering this course to teach the information needed to pass the state exam and be a successful Surplus Lines 1-20 agent.  By getting this license, agents widen their marketing and income horizons in the non-admitted field of insurance.

These markets include:

  • Aviation
  • Marine
  • Cargo
  • Pollution
  • Medical malpractice
  • New drug testing
  • Roofing contractors
  • Energy related risks
  • Asbestos abatement
  • Many more!


To register for class, simply click on the “Register Now” button next to the course offering below, use the “Schedule Your Course” option above, or contact our helpful Career Counselors at 1-800-732-9140.  We are happy to assist.

Tuition for this course is: $899

  • 1 week  Mon-Thur  |  9:00am- 6:00pm
December 2019
12/02 - 12/05
Days 9:00 am-6:00 pm
12/09 - 12/12
Tamarac (Broward)
Days 9:00 am-6:00 pm

Below lists the basic requirements for becoming a Surplus Lines 1-20 agent:

  • Complete an online application
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • A United States citizen or legal working alien and a Florida resident
  • Be in good moral standing in terms of criminal background
  • Possess a Florida resident General Lines 2-20 license
  • Successfully complete a 60 hour approved course (Gold Coast’s Surplus 1-20 course is approved)
  • Pass the state exam (Our Instructors, materials, course have proven to help students pass this exam the first time.)

If you are interested in reading more about the state requirements for becoming a Surplus Lines 1-20 agent, you can visit the state’s website at   If you need to fulfill your General Lines 2-20 requirement to become a Surplus Lines 1-20 agent, click: (PROPERTY AND CASUALTY GENERAL LINES 2-20 AGENT) for more information.

You can also call our Career Counselors at 1-800-732-9140.

West Palm Beach (Lantana)

6216 S. Congress Avenue
Lantana, FL 33462


From I-95:
Take I-95 to Lantana Road. Exit west on Lantana Road to Congress Ave. Turn left on Congress and then left into Atlantis Plaza.

From Turnpike:
(From the North) Take the turnpike to Lake Worth Road. Exit east on Lake Worth Road to Congress Ave. Turn right on Congress and then just past Lantana Road turn left into Atlantis Plaza.

(From the South) Take the turnpike to Boynton Beach Blvd. Exit east on Boynton Beach Blvd to Congress. Turn left (north) on Congress. Turn into Atlantis Plaza, just south of Lantana Road.

Boca Raton

2600 N. Military Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33431


From I-95: Exit on Palmetto Park Road and go west. Make a RIGHT onto Military Trail and continue for less than 2 miles. The location is in the Fountain Square complex located immediately after Butts Road on the right hand side.

From Turnpike: Exit on Glades Road and go EAST. Make a left on Butts Road. Follow the road around and make a left onto Military Trail. The location in the Fountain Square complex located on the right hand side.

Tamarac (Broward)

5600 Hiatus Road
Tamarac, FL 33321


This Gold Coast building is located on the NE Corner of Hiatus Road and Commercial Blvd., approx. 1/8 mile East of the Sawgrass Expwy off of Commercial Blvd.

Registration for all Insurance and Construction classes are handled by the Gold Coast Professional Schools office at the Broward campus.

North Miami

3577 N.E. 163rd Street
North Miami, FL 33160


Located just minutes East of the Gold Glades Interchange (I-95, 826 and the Turnpike.) Exit on 163rd street and go East. Located in the Intracoastal Mall at N.E. 35th Ave.

South Dade (Doral)

11250 N.W. 20th Street
Miami, FL 33172


Because this is a new building, on a new street, you will not be able to find us on map search sites yet. Here are directions:

From the North:
Take the Florida Turnpike Extension south to NW 12th Street (exit # 27). Head east.Turn left on NW 111th Ave (just past the mall). Turn left on NW 20th Street. Building is on the left.

From the South:
Take the Florida Turnpike Extension north to NW 12th Street. Head east Turn left on NW 111th Ave (just past the mall). Turn left on NW 20th Street. Building is on the left.

From the East and Downtown Miami:
Head west on 836 to NW 107 Ave exit. Exit north on NW 107 Ave.Turn left on NW 12 St. Turn right on NW 111 Ave. Turn left on NW 20th St. Building is on left.


3505 Lake Lynda Dr Building 300
Orlando, FL 32817


When coming from University Blvd, head North on Lake Lynda Drive and the building will be on your right hand side. Lake Lynda Drive is found on the North side of University Blvd between Rouse Rd and the University of Central Florida campus.