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Agent Licensing

Agent Licensing issues licenses to insurance agents (and monitors their continuing education hours), insurance agencies, managing general agents, third-party administrators, reinsurance intermediaries, public insurance adjusters, viatical settlement brokers and surety bail bond agents. Licensing monitors agent's compliance with continuing education requirements and also processes insurance company appointments of authorized agents.


Ohio was one of the first states to offer an Internet agent testing and licensing system, which allows applicants to submit applications on-line, complete fingerprinting and background checks electronically and receive a license within a few days.


The agent appointment process must be completed on-line allowing insurance companies to appoint an agent on the same-day basis. Also, agents can track their continuing education credits and status through the Department’s website at http://www.insurance.ohio.gov.


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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