Florida talent agents are regulated by the state's Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations (DBPR).
The laws governing talent agents in the state are found:
Additionally, as a prerequisite for licensing, you as a talent agent or agency must post a $5000 surety bond with the DBPR.
The purpose of the Florida talent agency bond is to protect others from harm.
More specifically, the Florida talent agency bond protects your customers from any acts of theft, fraud, or criminal deception that a talent agent may commit in the performance of his or her profession.
Thus, the bond acts as a financial guarantee that the Florida talent agent will abide by all state statutes governing talent agencies.
The amount of the Florida talent agency bond refers to the bond’s face value.
The premium, or cost of the bond, refers to the amount you pay to obtain it.
The Florida talent agency surety bond is a $5000 surety bond which costs just $100.00, under the vast majority of circumstances.
The application to qualify for the bond is quick and AmeriPro Surety Bonds will take the information from you directly over the phone when you call.
The bond once purchased is good for one year from the effective date.
You should note that both the license and bond should have dates which are concurrent so as to avoid any lapse in bond coverage. Our agency can assist you with this.
The talent agent bond is renewed annually for as long as you are conducting talent agent business in the state of Florida.
Beyond just the surety bond requirement, if you are new to licensing, you will be required to:
AmeriPro Surety Bonds will handle all of your surety bond needs.
We are a surety bond-only agency which provides license and permit, contractor, court, and fiduciary bonds throughout all of Florida.