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Examination Procedure Check List for Resident Applicants

The following is an examination and licensing procedure checklist for the agent licensing process in Ohio. For more information regarding exam registration, or for directions to a testing center, please contact Prometric at 877-346-4014 or www.prometric.com/ohio For more information regarding the application process, please contact the License Division of the Ohio Department of Insurance at 614-644-2665.

This information does not apply to limited lines licenses, surplus lines, third party administrators, or Public Insurance Adjusters.

 Prepare for your exam:

Schedule your exam:

  • You may schedule your exam by mail, fax, phone or online. Contact Prometric at 877-346-4014 or at www.prometric.com/ohio
     
  • You may test at any Prometric testing center in Ohio; you may also make arrangements through Prometric to take the Ohio insurance exams at other Prometric locations nationwide.

Take your Exam:

  • Two (2) forms of signature identification, one of which must be government-issued and photo-bearing (preferably a driver’s license). 
     
  • Original and valid pre-licensing education certificate(s) or original and valid education waiver letter from ODI for each examination that will be taken. (The certificate and/or waiver letter are valid for 180 calendar days from completion of course or issuance by the Department.) 
     
  • Confirmation number provided when the reservation was made. 
     
  • Failing score report (if retaking the examination). 
     
  • Arrive thirty (30) minutes before the examination. 
     
  • If want to complete the application process at the test center (optional), you must also bring:
     
    • Credit/Debit Card to have fingerprints taken at the test center after passing the exam. 
       
    • Information necessary to complete the license application online after passing the exam.

After passing the examination:

  • Complete an electronic criminal background check using National WebCheck. Results of the BCI & FBI background checks must be submitted to the Ohio Department of Insurance directly from BCI.  National WebCheck facilities can be found by clicking the following link: ODI authorized National WebCheck locations
     
  • Complete the Uniform Resident Agent Application. Access to a computer to complete the online application is available at all of Prometric's Ohio test centers. For Title Agent/Solicitors complete the Producer Application for Title License; or Surety Bail Bond
     
  • Submit applications and/or any supporting material to: Ohio Department of Insurance, 50 W. Town Street, Third Floor - Suite 300, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

After a License has been issued:

  • Once the application and any supporting documents are reviewed and approved for licensure, a license will be issued.
  • The Department will email a confirmation of the issuance of the license along with instructions on how to print the new license online. 

 

After unsuccessful passage of examination:

  • Follow the instructions on the score report received from Prometric.

The State of Ohio is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Ohio Department of Insurance
50 W. Town Street, Third Floor - Suite 300
Columbus, Ohio  43215
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John Kasich, Governor | Mary Taylor, Lt. Governor / Director
General Info: 614-644-2658 | Consumer Hotline: 800-686-1526
Fraud Hotline: 800-686-1527 | OSHIIP Hotline: 800-686-1578