Amanda “Mandie” Ackermann, Executive Director
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation is responsible for licensing and regulating talent agencies. The Department’s Bureau of Central Intake and Licensure processes applications for licensure and refers complex applications to the talent agencies licensing office for final review. The Division of Regulation is responsible for complaint analysis and investigations, and the Office of the General Counsel provides prosecutorial services for disciplinary cases. The Department engages in rulemaking to implement the provisions set forth in its statutes and conducts other general business, as necessary.
TA – A “talent agency” means any person who, for compensation, engages in the occupation or business of procuring or attempting to procure engagements or any employment or placement of an artist, where the artist performs in his or her artistic capacity. A person does not need a talent agency license to procure opera, music, theater, or dance engagements for any organization defined in s. 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or any nonprofit Florida arts organization that has received a grant from or has participated in the state touring program of the Division of Cultural Affairs.
The requirements for becoming licensed in Florida are described in the statutes and rules. Choose a license type to apply.
- Florida Military Veteran Fee Waiver
- Florida National Guard Fee Waiver
- Military Personnel, Veterans and Military Spouses Licensing Fee Waiver
- Low Income Waiver of Licensing Fee
Note: If you have previously applied for your license, you may check your application status.
|License Types||Continuing Education Requirements||Fee||Expiration Date|
|Talent Agency||N/A||$405||5/31/EVEN Year|
Licenses expire May 31st every even year. However, because the 31st falls on a Sunday this year, the deadline has been extended to June 1st.
DBPR will send you a notification that the renewal period is open, at which time you can renew your license(s). This will be 90-120 days before the expiration. All notices will be provided via email. We encourage you to keep your information up-to-date and renew online. DBPR online services offer a quick and easy way to renew your license, find license requirements, apply for a license and update a license.
Before midnight EST on June 1st, 2020, you will need to complete the following requirements to renew your license:
- Pay the renewal fee of $405.00.
- Submit proof of your current Talent Agency surety bond (only copy of the current bond or continuation rider is required).
For more information concerning your license’s unique requirements, please click the relevant link below:
We encourage you to renew online. However, you can mail your renewal form and fee to:
Department of Business and Professional Regulation
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0783
All requests for publications, documents, forms, applications for licenses, permits and other similar certifications can be obtained by contacting the Customer Contact Center.
Division of Professions
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0791