Kevin R. Milner, MBA, CIC, ITP
Insurance Program Director
Today, one of the most popular licenses among new candidates is the Florida 2-15 Life, Health and Variable Contracts license. Upon achieving the license, candidates may represent products such as Medicare, Medicare Supplement, doctor and hospital insurance, disability, life insurance, and annuities. This license also allows you to sell products under the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (PPACA) as known as ObamaCare™.
One of the primary reasons people become 2-15 agents is because companies are hiring and there are excellent income opportunities available. With health insurance being a requirement, and life insurance being viewed as essential, there are millions of customers seeking coverages which creates a demand for large and small companies to hire more agents. Gold Coast Schools offers a career opportunities page where companies post ads in search of new agents. Visit www.goldcoastschools.com/careers to see some of the career opportunities that are waiting for you.
Before you can take the Florida 2-15 Agent state examination, candidates must meet the following requirement:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Meet citizen requirements
- All applicants must be a US citizen or legal alien who possesses work authorization form the US Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services.
- Must provide a valid social security number
- Be in good moral standing
- Submit to a criminal background check via fingerprint scan
- Complete an application (utilizing the MyProfile portal on the DFS website)
- Successfully complete an approved course of pre-licensing
- Pass the Florida State Exam.
Gold Coast offers the 2-15 Agent Pre-Licensing course in two formats; online or blended (a combination of classroom and online). Both formats will fully prepare you for obtaining the 2-15 license and starting a career in the insurance industry.
The online course is a self-study video based course allowing candidates to complete the course at their own pace. The online format is great for students who have a busy lifestyle with a schedule that is not conducive to classroom schedules. Gold Coast’s Blended course is a combination of the traditional classroom environment as well as the online self-study format. This course consists of 36 hours of classroom instruction with the balance of the time used to discuss topics of law, practice exams, and the course final examination.
Gold Coast is Florida’s leading insurance school and has been in business since 1970. Gold Coast offers all the required Florida insurance pre-license and continuing education courses needed to obtain and renew a Florida insurance license. Learn more about how Gold Coast can help you start your insurance career by visiting us online, or by calling a helpful Career Counselor at 1-800-732-9140.