Become a Licensed Surplus Lines 1-20 Agent

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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 preferred 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
July 2020
07/20 - 07/23 Orlando Days 9:00 am-6:00 pm
October 2020
10/12 - 10/15 Tamarac (Broward) Days 9:00 am-6:00 pm
November 2020
11/09 - 11/12 Orlando 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.

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