The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services requires the Florida Telemarketing Surety Bond, or some other form of financial security in order to obtain a Florida Telemarketing license.
Apply with Surety1 to get a free, no-obligation quote for the price to obtain this bond!
What are the requirements to be licensed as a Telemarketer in Florida?
As the definition of a telephonic seller, according to the Florida Telemarking Law, is detailed and lists many exemptions, the applicant should first review this definition to determine if they need to obtain a license.
If a Florida Telemarketing License is required, the applicant will need to submit the following requirements to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS):
- A business license application, as well individual license applications for each salesperson
- Financial security of $50,000 in the form of either a Florida Telemarketing Surety Bond, a letter of credit, or a certificate of deposit issued by a company licensed in Florida
- Note: Surety1 represents over a dozen “A” rated surety markets that are all licensed in Florida!
- A $1,500 application fee
- Copies of the written partnership or articles of incorporation/bylaws of the company
- Copies of scripts that will be used (or a statement that no scripts will be used)
- Copies of sales information provided to the salespeople
- Copies of written material that are sent to prospective customers
- Copies of terms and conditions for prospective customers
More information about these requirements and processes can be found on the FDACS website, as well as via the business application package.
What is the purpose of a Florida Telemarketing Surety Bond?
The Florida Telemarketing Law requires a form of financial security for the state of Florida, to the benefit of the customers of the Telephonic Seller. If a customer is wronged due to the unethical or illegal operation of the licensed telephonic seller, they can make a claim on their Florida Telemarketing Surety Bond. If settled, the surety company (the company that issued the bond) will pay out the claim, however the bond principal (the telemarketer in this case) must then repay the surety company for any losses incurred.
Where can I get a Florida Telemarketing Surety Bond?
In order to obtain this bond, simply fill out our free online application! One of our licensed agents will contact you within one business day with a quote for the price to obtain your bond (the “premium”). If you choose to move forward after receiving your quote, we will have you sign any necessary paperwork and remit the premium payment, at which time we will ship your Telemarketing Bond to you via USPS Priority Mail (with overnight shipping options also available).
Why choose Surety1?
At Surety1, our agents work with over a dozen “A” rated surety markets to ensure we are finding you the lowest price for your bond. We’ve been issuing surety bonds since 2003 and our quality, reliable service has led us to an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau! Licensed in all 50 states.