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Ohio Insurance License

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Licensing requirements for Ohio insurance professionals and companies.

This page provides an overview of insurance licensing in Ohio for individuals and companies. You will find state requirements, application fees, filing instructions, and more. For assistance with licensing, please contact us to learn about our software and managed license services.

Companies that provide insurance producer services in Ohio must apply for a license prior to doing business. Depending on the lines of authority offered by the entity and the types of services offered, multiple firm licenses may be required.

Before applying, firms should ensure that the licensed individual to be appointed agent in charge has the necessary licenses. Firms should also gather proof of incorporation, or foreign qualification for out-of-state firms, in anticipation of application requirements.

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Company Licenses

Ohio Financial Services Company Licenses

Ohio Collection Agency License

Not required



Debt Collection Agency licensure is not required on the State level in Ohio.

Ohio does not currently issue licenses for collection agencies.

Ohio Insurance Agency License

Agency:Ohio Department of Insurance
Fact Checked:1/8/16

Initial Registration

This section applies to insurance firms that are applying for a license in Ohio for the first time.

Agency:Ohio Department of Insurance
Form:

https://www.insurance.ohio.gov/Agent/Pages/AgentTab3.aspx

Agency Fee:

Varies by insurance type. Baseline of $20

Fact Checked:1/8/16

Registration Renewal

This section applies to insurance firms that are already licensed in Ohio and need to renew their license.

Agency:Ohio Department of Insurance
Form:

https://www.insurance.ohio.gov/Agent/Pages/AgentTab3.aspx

Agency Fee:

Varies by insurance type. Baseline of $20

Due:

Annually or Biennially based on license type

Fact Checked:1/8/16

Ohio Limited Lines License - Non-Resident

Agency:Ohio Department of Insurance
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$10

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

By September 30 of odd-numbered years.

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Ohio Limited Lines License - Resident

Agency:Ohio Department of Insurance
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$10

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

By September 30 of even-numbered years.

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Ohio Major Lines License - Non-Resident

Agency:Ohio Department of Insurance
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$10

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

By September 30 of odd-numbered years.

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Ohio Major Lines License - Resident

Agency:Ohio Department of Insurance
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$10

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

By September 30 of even-numbered years.

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Ohio Managing General Agent License - Non-Resident

Agency:Ohio Department of Insurance
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$20

Due:

Annually by February 28.

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Ohio Managing General Agent License - Resident

Agency:Ohio Department of Insurance
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$20

Due:

Annually by February 28.

Fact Checked:7/7/21

Ohio Public Insurance Adjuster License - Non-Resident

Agency:Ohio Department of Insurance
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Ohio Public Insurance Adjuster License - Resident

Agency:Ohio Department of Insurance
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Ohio Reinsurance Intermediary Broker License - Non-Resident

Agency:Ohio Department of Insurance
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$500

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Ohio Reinsurance Intermediary Broker License - Resident

Agency:Ohio Department of Insurance
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$500

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Ohio Reinsurance Intermediary Manager License - Non-Resident

Agency:Ohio Department of Insurance
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$500

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Ohio Reinsurance Intermediary Manager License - Resident

Agency:Ohio Department of Insurance
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$500

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Ohio Surety Bail Bond License - Non-Resident

Agency:Ohio Department of Insurance
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by April 1.

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Ohio Surety Bail Bond License - Resident

Agency:Ohio Department of Insurance
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$150

Due:

Annually by April 1.

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Ohio Surplus Lines License - Non-Resident

Agency:Ohio Department of Insurance
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by January 31.

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Ohio Surplus Lines License - Resident

Agency:Ohio Department of Insurance
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by January 31.

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Ohio Third Party Administrator License - Non-Resident

Agency:Ohio Department of Insurance
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$300

Due:

Annually by June 30.

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Ohio Third Party Administrator License - Resident

Agency:Ohio Department of Insurance
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$300

Due:

Annually by June 30.

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Ohio Title License - Non-Resident

Agency:Ohio Department of Insurance
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

By September 30 of odd-numbered years.

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Ohio Title License - Resident

Agency:Ohio Department of Insurance
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

By September 30 of even-numbered years.

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Ohio Utilization Review Certification

Type of Review:

Medical Utilization Review

Agency:Ohio Department of Insurance
Fact Checked:7/26/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Form INS 9026: Utilization Review Programs Certification of Compliance

Agency Fee:

$60

Fact Checked:7/26/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Form INS 9026: Utilization Review Programs Certification of Compliance

Agency Fee:

$60

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:7/26/18

Ohio Viatical Settlement Broker License - Non-Resident

Agency:Ohio Department of Insurance
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by March 31.

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Ohio Viatical Settlement Broker License - Non-Resident

Agency:Ohio Department of Insurance
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by March 31.

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Ohio Viatical Settlement Broker License - Resident

Agency:Ohio Department of Insurance
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by March 31.

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Individual Licenses

Ohio Individual Financial Services Licenses

Ohio Insurance Agent License

Agency:Ohio Department of Insurance
Fact Checked:12/31/20

Initial Registration

This section applies to insurance agents that are applying for a license in Ohio for the first time.

Agency Fee:

From $10 to $500 depending on license type

Fact Checked:6/1/17

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

Varies based on license type

Due:

Biennially by the last day of initial registration month

Fact Checked:1/5/21

Ohio Limited Lines License - Non-Resident

Agency:Ohio Department of Insurance
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$10

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Biennially

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Ohio Limited Lines License - Resident

Agency:Ohio Department of Insurance
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$10

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Biennially

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Ohio Major Lines License - Non-Resident

Agency:Ohio Department of Insurance
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$10

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Biennially

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Ohio Major Lines License - Resident

Agency:Ohio Department of Insurance
Exam Required?No
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$10

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Biennially

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Ohio Managing General Agent License - Non-Resident

Agency:Ohio Department of Insurance
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$20

Due:

Annually by February 28.

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Ohio Managing General Agent License - Resident

Agency:Ohio Department of Insurance
Exam Required?No
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$20

Due:

Annually by February 28.

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Ohio Public Insurance Adjuster Agent License - Resident

Agency:Ohio Department of Insurance
Exam Required?No
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Ohio Public Insurance Adjuster License - Non-Resident

Agency:Ohio Department of Insurance
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Ohio Public Insurance Adjuster License - Non-Resident

Agency:Ohio Department of Insurance
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Ohio Public Insurance Adjuster License - Resident

Agency:Ohio Department of Insurance
Exam Required?Yes
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Ohio Reinsurance Intermediary Broker License - Non-Resident

Agency:Ohio Department of Insurance
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$500

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Ohio Reinsurance Intermediary Broker License - Resident

Agency:Ohio Department of Insurance
Exam Required?No
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$500

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Ohio Reinsurance Intermediary Manager License - Non-Resident

Agency:Ohio Department of Insurance
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$500

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Ohio Reinsurance Intermediary Manager License - Resident

Agency:Ohio Department of Insurance
Exam Required?No
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$500

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Ohio Surety Bail Bond License - Non-Resident

Agency:Ohio Department of Insurance
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by April 1.

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Ohio Surety Bail Bond License - Resident

Agency:Ohio Department of Insurance
Exam Required?Yes
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by April 1.

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Ohio Surplus Lines License - Non-Resident

Agency:Ohio Department of Insurance
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by January 31.

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Ohio Surplus Lines License - Resident

Agency:Ohio Department of Insurance
Exam Required?No
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by January 31.

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Ohio Third Party Administrator License - Non-Resident

Agency:Ohio Department of Insurance
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$300

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Ohio Third Party Administrator License - Resident

Agency:Ohio Department of Insurance
Exam Required?No
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$300

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Ohio Title Insurance Marketing Representative License - Non-Resident

Agency:Ohio Department of Insurance
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Biennially

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Ohio Title Insurance Marketing Representative License - Resident

Agency:Ohio Department of Insurance
Exam Required?No
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Biennially

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Ohio Title License - Non-Resident

Agency:Ohio Department of Insurance
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Biennially

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Ohio Title License - Resident

Agency:Ohio Department of Insurance
Exam Required?Yes
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Biennially

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Ohio Viatical Settlement Broker License - Non-Resident

Agency:Ohio Department of Insurance
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Ohio Viatical Settlement Broker License - Resident

Agency:Ohio Department of Insurance
Exam Required?No
Fact Checked:4/27/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:4/29/21

Learn about insurance licensing in other states:

Adjuster - A person or firm that is paid to adjust, investigate, and negotiate claim settlements. There are 3 categories of adjusters: company, independent, and public. Company adjusters work for insurance companies and investigate claims on behalf of the company. Independent adjusters investigate claims on a contractual basis for insurance companies. Public adjusters investigate claims on behalf of claimants, usually to determine the amount of money that can be claimed.

Agent in Charge - A licensed individual responsible for the supervision of all individuals within an insurance agency. The agent in charge must be licensed in the same lines as the agency.

Insurance Agent - Insurance agents act as intermediaries between the insurance company and policyholders. Agents can be either captive or independent. Captive agents represent a single insurance company, while independent agents represent multiple insurers.

Insurance Broker - Individuals who sell insurance policies while representing the interests of the buyer. Brokers are typically independent intermediaries without an insurance company affiliation.

Insurance Producer - May be used to refer to either individual insurance agents and brokers or insurance agencies and brokerages.

Managing General Agent - An agent or broker that is involved in underwriting and has other areas of authority normally handled by insurers. MGAs are typically involved in unusual lines of coverage or in geographically prohibitive areas.

Surplus Lines Insurer - An insurance carrier that takes on risks that a licensed carrier is unwilling to insure. Surplus lines insurers do not have access to state guaranty funds and are less tightly regulated by state governing bodies.

Third Party Administrator - An organization that manages group insurance policies and works with the employer and insurance carrier to process claims, handle loss control, and provide risk management and consulting services.

Title Agent - Title agents sell insurance that protects real estate owners against loss of ownership of a property due to a legal claim.

Viatical Settlement Provider - A company that purchases life insurance policies at a discount from individuals seeking immediately available funds.

Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (Big “I”)
Advocacy group of independent insurance brokers and agents.

National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA)
Professional association that advocates for favorable regulatory conditions for insurance agents and financial advisors.

National Association of Insurance Companies (NAIC)
A standard setting and regulatory support organization that is governed by state insurance regulators.

National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA)
Professional association that provides education and advocacy for insurance agents throughout the United States.

National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR)
An affiliate of the NAIC that provides streamlined and uniform producer licensing processes.

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