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Benefits Available for Veterans and Military Members:
The Ohio Department of Insurance proudly supports veterans and their families. Below are benefits and information available to assist veterans and active military members in obtaining and maintaining insurance agent licenses.
Pre-Licensing Education Credit for Comparable Training:
Veterans seeking insurance agent licensing are able to seek credit for military training comparable to agent pre-licensure insurance education. If you are a veteran who received insurance training or education in the military, please contact our licensing division to provide information on your training. Rule 3901-5-07 allows the Superintendent of Insurance to waive pre-licensing education requirements for veterans who have received comparable experience in the military. Read more details on the pre-licensing education requirements.
No Late Fees When Active Military Service Delays License Renewal:
Ohio requires licensed agents to renew their licenses every two years, no later than the last day fo their birthday month. Late renewals generally incur a late fee. However, Rule 3901-5-09 provides that late fees must be waived when an agent license is renewed late due to active military service.
Federal Reimbursement Benefits for Agent Pre-Education and Testing Fees:
Upon completion of the licensing exam, veterans may apply for reimbursement of fees through the Veterans Affairs Administration. For more information about licensing and certification reimbursement, or applying for benefits, you can access the VA site at: www.GIBILL.va.gov and click on “Ask a Question and Find Answers” or call directly at 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551), or for the hearing-impaired call 1-800-829-4833.
Agent License Application Processing:
Ohio agent licensing applications are processed electronically through the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR). This allows for a streamlined process where complete applications are approved automatically and the new agent’s national producer number is created. In the event an application is incomplete and delayed from automatic processing, licensing division staff at the department manually completes the application process. Any applicants identified as veterans or spouses of veterans receive priority processing.
Additional information on Ohio Agent Licensing is available for your review. We also encourage you to contact our Licensing Division at (614) 644-2665 any time you have questions.