Student Exempt from State License Exam!
Approved for FL Resident & Non-resident Licensure
The ACA Designation is the license designation offered by the University of Central Florida and as part of the registration process, your contact information will be forwarded to our insurance training partner, Florida Insurance University.
This course is available as a company training in-class for groups of 20 or more, and as a distance learning course. Study at home and get your license.
The 40-hour ACA Designation course is approved by the Florida Department of Financial Services for those who wish to obtain the State of Florida 6-20 (Company) All Lines Adjuster License. The designation must also be completed by Public Adjuster Apprentice applicants prior to taking the state exam.
Successful completion of the ACA Designation entitles the student to obtain an All Lines License without taking a state examination. This license enables the adjuster to work in all areas of insurance claims including, Property & Liability Insurance; Automobile claims; Hurricane and Catastrophe adjusting; and Workers' Compensation.
Successful completion of this course results in a reduction of license application fees by eliminating the $56.00 examination fee.
Out-of-state adjusters who need a non-resident license may use this course to obtain a Florida license. NOTE: If you come from a state that requires adjuster licensing, you must have your home state's license to qualify for the FL Non-Resident license. See Florida Statute §626.869 regarding Adjuster Continuing Education requirements.
Textbook: The Florida Adjuster Study Manual is the required textbook for the course and can be obtained from the Florida Association of Insurance Agents (FAIA) at their website or by calling (850) 893-4155. Florida Insurance University will also order the textbook for students at the time of registration. Cost $35 + tax and shipping.
Tuition Fee: $329 + $10 shipping
The Accredited Claims Adjuster Designation has been approved for the Florida Prepaid College Plan. To use the plan Florida Insurance University must have the student's Tuition Plan Number.
Arrangements are available to provide an instructor both in-state and out-of-state to teach this class on-site for your company!
OPTION 1 - Distance Learning
This course may be completed by home study at your own pace! Tests are open book and an instructor is available 7 days a week.
Students receive a Workbook containing assignments and tests. Complete each test and return the answer sheets for grading by email. Test results are returned by email.
Tuition: $329 + $10.00 shipping (Testing materials included)
FAIA Textbook: The Adjuster Study Manual not included.
Textbook Cost: $35.00 + tax and shipping
NEW SIMPLIFIED FORMAT: No written assignments or additional questions are required for designation.
Call (407) 927-1235 for Registration or download the registration form and fax the completed form to: (407) 386-6454
OPTION 2 - In-Class
Live Classes available for groups of 20 or more students.
Traditional in-class sessions with Dr. Birzon. Students will receive in-person lectures, demonstrations and in-class testing.
Successful completion of this class exempts the student from the state licensing exam for the 5-20 and 6-20 All Lines Adjuster License. Public Adjuster (3-20) candidates may attend to prepare for the state exam.
Space is limited so register early!
As part of the registration process, your contact information will be forwarded to our insurance training partner, Florida Insurance University. For the purposes of making your payment, you will be contacted by Dr. Michael Birzon to discuss your payment options for this course after you register online.
Michael R. Birzon holds a B. A. from Florida Atlantic University and a Juris Doctor from North Carolina Central University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Birzon has been a trial attorney since 1975, and has represented clients at the trial level, as well as in the appellate courts, setting verdict award records for personal injury damages. Professional Organizations have included the American Bar Association, American Trial Lawyers Association and North Carolina Bar Association. Dr. Birzon is certified by ASI to teach nine areas of insurance law for Pre-Licensing and Continuing Education. Dr. Birzon holds the Area Chair-Law with the University of Phoenix and has co-authored curriculum for UOP. Insurance classes conducted have included corporate training for AIG, Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., Protegrity Services, AmComp Assurance, RiskCo, CNA and many others. Dr. Birzon is the author of the curriculum and training material used in all of the pre-licensing and continuing education courses offered by the University of Central Florida. In addition, Dr. Birzon wrote the curriculum for the Law School Admissions Test training course for the University of Central Florida. Dr. Birzon was the Continuing Education Coordinator for Seminole Community College responsible for the insurance, real estate and pre-licensing courses offered at SCC.
[*NOTICE*] TO MAINTAIN ACTIVE STATUS FOR NFIP ADJUSTER CERTIFICATION or to become flood certified, adjusters must attend a 2011 Claims Workshop.
[*NOTICE*] ALL PUBLIC ADJUSTER LICENSE CANDIDATES
The State of FL now requires all Public Adjuster license candidates to obtain the Accredited Claims Adjuster (ACA) Designation. No other designation satisfies the pre-licensing requirement for the public adjuster license. This information has been updated on the FLDFS site as of September 25, 2009. The ACA Designation is the license designation offered by the University of Central Florida/Florida Insurance University.
I have a Professional Certified Adjuster (PCA) designation and passed the new public adjuster examination. Does that qualify me to apply for the public adjuster apprentice license? No, only the Accredited Claims Adjuster (ACA) designation is acceptable. For more details, click here.
[*NOTICE*] BEGINNING JULY 1, 2007
All public adjuster candidates will be required to take state licensing test if they have not previously submitted an application for licensing to the FLDFS. (A public adjuster represents property owners against insurance companies).
This rule does not apply to the 5-20 independent and 6-20 company license which is available by designation.
[*NOTICE*] TEXAS non-Resident WARNING
A Texas non-resident adjuster license will NOT allow a Florida resident to obtain the Florida resident adjuster license by reciprocity! A number of Florida adjusters have taken a Texas pre-licensing course under the mistaken impression that the Texas course will allow a Florida resident to obtain the Florida All Lines License. It does not!
The ACA (Accredited Claims Adjuster) Designation was authorized by the FL Legislature in 2001. This designation may only be offered by an accredited institution of higher learning, such at the University of Central Florida.
The testing that makes up the designation course exempts the applicant from the state exam for the Independent or Company All Lines Adjuster license (both resident and non-resident). In addition, it is the only recognized designation that must be completed by Public Adjuster applicants. NOTE: As of January 1st, all applicants receive the 6-20 license except for Public Adjusters Apprentices.
Residents of states that do not require adjuster licensing are eligible for the non-resident license using this course. Once the license is obtained, it is reciprocal with all states that have a reciprocity agreement with FL. In addition, once this license is used to obtain the TX license, reciprocity is available using both FL and TX, thereby giving the adjuster licensing in most of the US.
Below is a list of states that are reciprocal with the FL license.
Nonresident All-Lines Adjuster Reciprocal States (excludes Public Adjusters):
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