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Are you an approved provider of CE in Ohio?

Yes. Our Ohio state approval number is: 982.

How long will it take to have my credits processed?

Most students will have their credits processed the same day on which they complete their final exam. If a course is completed outside of our normal business hours, these credits will be processed on the morning of the next business day. Once your credits have been successfully filed, you will receive a notification email that also contains your Certificate of Completion.

Do I need a proctor during my exam?

No. Self-study final exams do not require a monitor.

What are the requirements for my course's final exam?

Self-study final exams are closed book. Licensees may not refer to the course material while the exam is in progress.

The final exam must be passed with a score of 70 percent or higher to receive credit. Students have unlimited attempts to pass the exam.

Are there filing fees in Ohio?

A roster fee of $1.00 per credit is required to process course credits in this state. This fee will be added to your order total during checkout and is then sent by us to the state upon completion.

Are there time limits on my course or exam?

No. You may spend as much time with the course material as you feel necessary, and you may come and go from that material as often as you like. There is no time limit on our exams, however all exams must be completed within one sitting. Once started, if an exam is abandoned for any reason you will need to begin that exam from the beginning when you next return.

Do take special note that every course has an expiration date, which is based on both the state approval and your website purchase date. In order to receive credit you must complete the course before that expiration date.

What are the resident CE requirements in Ohio?

Producers – Property, Casualty, Personal Lines, Accident & Health, Life, Variable Annuities

24 CE hours*, including 3 hours of ethics, are required by the last day of your birth month every 2-year license term.

*See Special Training/Education Requirements below.

Title Agents

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.

 

Special Training/Education Requirements

Long-Term Care (LTC) Insurance

  • Initial 8-hour LTC training requirement: Before selling, soliciting, or negotiating LTC insurance products in Ohio, producers must complete an initial 8-hour, state-approved LTC training course.

  • Ongoing 4-hour LTC training requirement: After completing the 8-hour initial training requirement, producers must complete 4 hours of state-approved LTC training every 24-month compliance period following completion of the initial LTC training.

Annuity Training Requirement

  • *Effective July 1, 2011:  All producers currently licensed to sell, solicit, and negotiate annuity products must complete a one-time annuity training course approved for at least 4 hours by January 1, 2012.  All producers licensed on or after July 1, 2011 must complete this training prior to selling, soliciting, or negotiating such products. 

Flood Insurance

  • Before selling flood insurance, licensees must complete a one-time 3-hour training class on flood insurance and the National Flood Insurance Program. New licensees must comply with flood training before their first CE compliance date. 
What are the non-resident CE requirements in Ohio?

Nonresident agents (excluding non-resident Viatical Settlement Brokers) who have met the CE requirements in their home state are exempt from Ohio CE requirements.

 

Special Training/Education Requirements

Long-Term Care (LTC) Insurance

  • Initial 8-hour LTC training requirement: Before selling, soliciting, or negotiating LTC insurance products in Ohio, producers must complete an initial 8-hour, state-approved LTC training course.

  • Ongoing 4-hour LTC training requirement: After completing the 8-hour initial training requirement, producers must complete 4 hours of state-approved LTC training every 24-month compliance period following completion of the initial LTC training.

Annuity Training Requirement

  • Effective July 1, 2011:  All producers currently licensed to sell, solicit, and negotiate annuity products must complete a one-time annuity training course approved for at least 4 hours by January 1, 2012.  All producers licensed on or after July 1, 2011 must complete this training prior to selling, soliciting, or negotiating such products. 

  • Note: Nonresidents who satisfy the training requirements of another state that are similar to Ohio's law will be deemed compliant for Ohio's requirement. 
When do I need to have my CE completed?

The license term is every 2 years, based on the last day of the producer's birth month. 

May I re-take a course for credit that I have already completed successfully?

Courses may not be taken for credit more than once in a 2-year license term.

Is there a CE carryover allowance in Ohio?

Carryover of CE credits will only apply to license renewal applications submitted on or after February 1, 2016.

Resident agents who hold a Major Lines Licnse may carryover up to 12 credits during each renewal period.  All carryover credits are applied as "General" credits and therefore agents will continue to need to meet specific "Ethic" or other line of business requirements.  If the same course is taken more than once within a renewal period, the duplicate course(s) will not count towards the credits applicable to carry over to the next renewal period. 

CE credits will carryover automatically on the agent's record with the Department, which means that any credit(s) that are applicable for carryover will automatically be carried over to the next renewal period after the license is renewed.  Credits that have been carried over from a previous renewal period will show on CE transcripts as "CE Credit Carryover".  The education provider for CE credit carryover will be "Ohio Dapartment of Insurance".

Are there any CE exemptions in Ohio?

The following licensees are exempt from continuing education requirements:

  • Persons holding a limited authority license
  • Nonresident licensees in compliance with CE requirements for their home states
  • Persons granted inactive license status by the State Director of Insurance
How may I contact the state of Ohio?
Ohio Department of Insurance
Phone: 614-644-2665
Fax: 614-644-3475
Email: licensing@ins.state.oh.us
 
Mailing Address:
50 W. Town St.
Third Floor - Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215
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Disclaimer: InsuranceStudy provides this information as a courtesy to individuals who are subject to continuing education (CE) as insurance producers, agents, adjusters and/or brokers. Although reasonable efforts have been made to ensure that the information provided here is accurate and current, neither InsuranceStudy nor its employees warrant or represent that this information is accurate and current. All information is subject to change without notice. We encourage you to contact the relevant licensing body and/or your carrier to find the most up-to-date and personally relevant requirements.