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.
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The renewal period for talent agency licenses has been extended until August 1, 2016. At all times, even during the extended renewal period that runs until August 1, 2016, all licensees are required to maintain the legally required $5,000.00 surety bond.
Prior to renewal, all licensees will be required to provide proof of having obtained a $5,000 surety bond that does not expire until May 31, 2018 (the next even numbered year).
A printable law book is now available, on the Statutes and Rules page.
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation is responsible for the oversight of talent agencies. There is no professional board.
Methods of Licensure:
By Endorsement - No
By Examination - No
By Reciprocity - No
Business Entity - Yes
A breakdown of application and licensure fees is provided with application packets.
Information for Licensees
Biennial License Renewal Fee
Talent Agency = $405
The fee includes a $5 unlicensed activity fee.
Continuing Education Requirement
Reporting requirement for criminal convictions
As of October 1, 2009, Section 455.227(1)(t), Florida Statutes requires all professional licensees to report to the department within 30 days of being convicted or found guilty of, or having plead nolo contendere or guilty to a crime in any jurisdiction. The statute also requires the reporting of any convictions that occurred prior to October 1, 2009. A licensee who fails to report that information may be subject to disciplinary action, including fines, suspension or license revocation. To report this information, complete the criminal self-reporting document and mail it to the department.
The Division of Regulation is responsible for enforcement of professions and related businesses licensed by DBPR under the Division of Professions to ensure that the laws, rules and standards set by the legislature are followed. To file a complaint visit MyFloridaLicense.com.
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