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Continuing Education

All required CE credits must be completed before a renewal application can be submitted.  Please note: Education Providers have 15 days to submit credits to the Department after a course is completed.

 

Requirements for Agents who hold a Property, Casualty, Personal Lines, Accident & Health, Life or Variable Products License:

Persons holding one or more of the above lines of authority are required to complete 24 hours of approved continuing education, 3 of which must be approved as ethics specific, prior to renewing their license.

 

Requirements for Agents who hold a Title License:

Persons holding only a title license need to complete 12 hours of approved continuing education, 10 of which must be approved as title specific and 2 of which must be approved as ethics specific, prior to renewing their license.

 

Persons holding a title license in addition to a resident agent license must complete 24 hours of approved continuing education, 10 of which must be approved as title specific and 3 of which must be approved as ethics specific, prior to renewing their license.

 

Requirements for Agents who hold a Surety Bail Bond License:

Persons holding only a surety bail bond license need to complete 7 hours of approved continuing education, 6 of which must be approved as surety bail bond specific and 1 of which must be approved as ethics specific, prior to renewing their license.

 

Persons holding a surety bail bond license in addition to a resident agent license must complete 24 hours of approved continuing education, 12 of which must be approved as surety bail bond specific and 3 of which must be approved as ethics specific, prior to renewing their license.  These persons will have two different renewal cycles, one for the surety bail bond license and one for the resident agent license.

 

Surety bail bond agents will be required to renew their surety bail bond license annually by the last day of February.

 

Requirements for Agents who hold a Viatical/Life Settlement Broker License:

Persons holding only a viatical/life settlement broker license are required to complete 15 hours of approved continuing education specifically related to viatical/life settlements and viatical/life transactions.

 

Persons holding a viatical/life settlement broker license in addition to a resident agent license must complete 24 hours of approved continuing education, 15 of which must be specifically related to viatical/life settlements and viatical/life transactions and 3 of which must be approved as ethics specific.  These persons will have two different renewal cycles, one for the viatical/life settlement broker license and one for the resident agent license.

 

The initial compliance period for all individuals licensed as a viatical settlement broker as of December 31, 2010, begins on January 1, 2011, and ends December 31, 2012, and shall continue every twenty-four months as long as the license is in force.

 

The initial compliance period for all individuals licensed as a viatical settlement broker on or after January 1, 2011, shall begin on January 1st immediately following the year of licensure and ends twenty fours months later on December 31st and shall continue every twenty four months as long as the license is in force.


Specific Product Agent Training Requirements:
The Ohio Department of Insurance requires specific training requirements for individual agents selling, soliciting or negotiating Long Term Care products (LTC), Flood Insurance products (NFIP), and Annuity products (Annuity).  Please click here for specific product training requirement information for the previous mentioned insurance products.
 

 

Continuing Education Exemptions:

The following classes of agents are exempt from continuing education requirements:

  • Persons holding a limited authority license
  • Non-resident agents in compliance with the continuing education requirements of their home state
  • Persons granted inactive status by the State Director of Insurance
 
Find CE Providers and Courses:
CE credits must be completed from providers who have been approved by the Department. Click here to find approved providers and courses.

 

Education (CE) Transcripts:

The Department provides online information for Ohio education transcripts and credits.  To obtain your transcript, you will need both your license number and SSN.  Click here to view your continuing education transcript.

 

Renewal Reminders:

The Department will send a renewal reminder notice to all licensees no less than 30 days prior to the license expiration date.  Please make sure that the Department has the most current email and mailing address on file to ensure that the renewal notice is sent to the correct location.  Click here to update address and contact information.

 

Renewal Extensions:

An individual licensed as an insurance agent who is unable to comply with the license renewal procedures and who is unable to engage in the business of insurance due to military service, a long-term medical disability, or some other extenuating circumstances may request an extension of the renewal date of their license.  An extension may be granted at the discretion of the Superintendent of Insurance.  Extension requests must be made in writing, prior to the expiration of the license for non-renewal.  Please send all requests for time extensions, any supporting documentation and a $100.00 processing fee to:

 

The Ohio Department of Insurance

ATTN:  License Division

50 W. Town Street

Third Floor - Suite 300

Columbus, OH  43215

 

Questions:

Please call the License Division at 614-644-2665 or licensing@insurance.ohio.gov.

 

For information on becoming an approved continuing education provider, please contact Prometric at (800) 532-2170.

 


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