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    Florida State College at Jacksonville
  May 22, 2022
2015-2016 Catalog [Aug. 2015-Aug. 2016] 
2015-2016 Catalog [Aug. 2015-Aug. 2016] [Archived Catalog]

Personal Lines Insurance (Personal Lines Property and Casualty Sales Agent [20-44]) (5737) (W.C.)

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Workforce Certificate (PSAV/Clock Hour program)

The purpose of this program is to prepare students for the position of (Insurance) Personal Lines Agent. Insurance agents provide a valuable and essential service.  Helping clients understand and determine the types of insurance protection they need is critical to their financial security. This state approved program prepares you to take the state administered test for the 20-44 Personal Lines Property and Casualty Sales Agent’s license. Successful completion also fulfills the education requirement for that license.

A minimum grade of “C” or better must be achieved in all professional core courses.


The mission of the Personal Lines Insurance program is to assist students in their quest for an Insurance Sales License by providing the required qualifying pre-licensing education to potential Insurance agents. This program is based on State-mandated curriculum and class hours which prepare students for the State Licensing Exam. By offering online, it optimizes educational opportunities for both local and state-wide students.

Certification and Licensing

This program prepares you to take the 20-44 Personal Lines Property and Casualty Sales Agent licensing exam. Students who have completed a correspondence course (the online 2-20 course at Florida State College at Jacksonville fulfills this) in insurance, 3 hours of which must be on the subject matter of ethics, which is regularly offered by accredited institutions of higher learning in this state or extensions thereof and approved by the department, must also have at least 6 months of responsible insurance duties as a substantially full-time bona fide employee in all lines of property and casualty insurance set forth in the definition of general lines agent under Florida Statute 626.015.

Please note that the State of Florida requires fingerprinting and a background check, which may prevent you from obtaining licensure. View the following Information for Applicants With a Criminal History.

Need More Information? Contact:

Insurance, Real Estate & Financial Services, Cecil Center, (904) 317-3883 or

More Information Online

State of Florida qualifications for Insurance Agents


Professional Courses

A minimum grade of “C” or better is required in all Professional Core courses.

Total Contact Hours: 52; Total Workforce Credits: 1.5

Graduation Requirements

In order to be awarded a Postsecondary Training certificate, students must have met the following requirements.

  1. Students must fulfill all academic requirements for the chosen program of study as outlined in the Florida State College at Jacksonville catalog and curriculum.
  2. Earn minimum prescribed clock hours for the chosen program of study with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C”) on a 4.0 scale on all courses that apply to the chosen program of study.
  3. Complete a minimum of 25 percent of the total clock hours required for a certificate’s program requirements at Florida State College at Jacksonville.
  4. Students must have fulfilled all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before they may graduate.
  5. Students must earn a TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) score that meets or exceeds the program’s exit requirement, if applicable.

Note: Students are cautioned to provide particular attention to the following statements.

  1. A student’s graduation date will be the date of the end of the College term in which the student has fulfilled all academic requirements. (The removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students’ graduation dates, since the grade change is effective at the end of the term in which the incomplete grade was assigned rather than the term in which the incomplete work was made up.)
  2. Students who enter under the (2015/2016) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2015/2016 academic year.  The student’s assigned catalog year will remain in effect as long as the student maintains continuous enrollment. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  3. Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite requirements and/or co-requisite courses listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.

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