Ohio Insurance Licensing

The information provided by Agenzee is intended to be accurate and current regarding licensing and appointment requirements across states. While we make every effort to ensure precision through research and expertise, we recommend that readers independently verify details by contacting their state’s insurance department for precise regulations. Remaining informed is essential, and we are here to assist you on your path.

Appointments and Terminations in Ohio

Must be reported and JIT appointments are allowed.

Within 30 days of contract execution or first business submission.

$15 per LOA for both resident and nonresident.

Automatically invoiced by the state, payable via mail or online.

Available through NIPR with no fee.

Licensing in Ohio

Range from $10 for major and limited lines to $100 for surplus lines brokers.

Vary by license type with additional late renewal fees.

Set according to the last day of the birth month every two years.

Agency Licensing in Ohio

Must be licensed to sell insurance, with renewal aligning with individual license periods.

Independent and Emergency Adjuster Licensing in Ohio

Yes, with specific details available through NIPR.

Clearly defined for different types of adjuster licenses.

Continuing Education Requirements for Ohio Insurance Licensees

Here at Agenzee, we strive to provide accurate and up-to-date information on CE requirements for various states. While we take pride in our thorough research and expertise, we encourage our readers to conduct their own due diligence by consulting their state’s department of insurance for specific requirements. Remember, staying informed is key, and we’re here to support you on your journey to compliance! 

Licensees must complete a total of 24 hours of continuing education every two years.

The renewal period is biennial, occurring every two years.

Yes, continuing education credits must be completed prior to the license expiration date.

License renewal must be completed by the last day of the licensee's birth month.

The license renewal year is determined by the year of the licensee's first license issuance.

Continuing education credits are due prior to license expiration.

The state sends CE reminders 90 days prior to the expiration date.

Limited lines licensees and inactive agents are exempt from CE.

- There's a one-month grace period to get current on CE, with a standard renewal fee plus a $100 late fee. After one month, the license becomes inactive. - A license suspended for non-renewal can be reinstated within one year of the original expiration date if the individual satisfies CE, submits a renewal application, and pays all applicable fees. - In addition to the renewal fee (if required), a $300 reinstatement fee must be paid to reinstate the license.

Yes, CE instructors receive double the CE hours for the first instance of a course every renewal period.

Licensees must complete 3 hours of ethics and consumer protection training.

Three hours of CE training must focus on the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

Initial certification requires an 8-hour training course, followed by 4 hours of LTC-specific training every two years.

Licensees must complete a one-time, 4-hour annuities course.

Frequently Asked Questions on Ohio Insurance Licensing

Appointments must be reported within 30 days of contract execution or first business submission.

The fee is $15 per Line of Authority for both resident and nonresident agents.

Adjuster appointments are not processed via NIPR and specific effective date rules apply.



Judith L. French

(614) 644-2665

Ohio Department of Insurance