Employment Services Industry Licensing Guide
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Oklahoma Employment Agency

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Licensing requirements for Oklahoma employment, staffing and talent agencies.

This page provides an overview of employment services licensing in Oklahoma for individuals and agencies. 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 employment services in Oklahoma must apply for a license prior to doing business. Depending on the services offered, businesses may need to apply for more than one license type, and in some cases, an individual license will be required as well.

Company Licenses

Oklahoma Employment Services Company Licenses

Oklahoma Employment Agency License

Not required



Employment Agency licensure is not required on the State level in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma no longer requires employment agencies to obtain a license.

More information: Oklahoma Office of the Department of Labor

Oklahoma Professional Employer Organization Registration

Agency:Oklahoma Insurance Department - Financial Division
Law:

OK Stat. § 40-600.4

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Financial Requirements:

Applicants must maintain either a minimum net worth of $50,000 or provide a bond or securities with a minimum market value of $50,000.

Bond Requirements:

Applicants that do not meet the net worth requirement must instead submit a bond or securities with a minimum market value of $50,000.

Fact Checked:6/10/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$500

Required Attachments:
  • Financials
    • A financial statement setting forth the financial condition of the PEO or PEO Group, as of a date not earlier than 180 days prior to the date submitted to the Commissioner, prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and audited or reviewed by an independent certified public accountant licensed to practice in the jurisdiction in which such accountant is located.
    • Signed Independent Accountant's Report
    • CPA Quarterly Report
  • All business names (each name under which the PEO has operated in the preceding 5 years)
  • Statement of ownership (listing of name or names of individuals who own 25% or more of the equity interests of the PEO)
  • Statement of management (listing of any person who serves as president, CEO, or otherwise senior officer)
  • Verification of registration with the Oklahoma Secretary of State
  • Letter of Compliance from home State or designated home state
  • Biographical Affidavit(s)
  • Workers’ Compensation Questionnaire
Fact Checked:6/9/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$250

Due:

Annually within 180 days after the end of the PEO's fiscal year.

Required Attachments:
  • Financials
    • A financial statement setting forth the financial condition of the PEO or PEO Group, as of a date not earlier than 180 days prior to the date submitted to the Commissioner, prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and audited or reviewed by an independent certified public accountant licensed to practice in the jurisdiction in which such accountant is located.
    • Signed Independent Accountant's Report
    • CPA Quarterly Report
  • All business names (each name under which the PEO has operated in the preceding 5 years)
  • Statement of ownership (listing of name or names of individuals who own 25% or more of the equity interests of the PEO)
  • Statement of management (listing of any person who serves as president, CEO, or otherwise senior officer)
  • Verification of registration with the Oklahoma Secretary of State
  • Letter of Compliance from home State or designated home state
  • Biographical Affidavit(s)
  • Workers’ Compensation Questionnaire
Fact Checked:6/9/21

Financial Reporting
Payroll Tax Report

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Within 90 days after the end of each calendar quarter.

Law:

OK Stat. § 40-600.6

Notes:

PEOs must submit a statement by an independent certified public accountant that all applicable state payroll taxes for covered employees located in Oklahoma have been paid on a timely basis for that quarter.

Required Attachments:
  • A financial statement setting forth the financial condition of the PEO or PEO Group, as of a date not earlier than 180 days prior to the date submitted to the Commissioner, prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and audited or reviewed by an independent certified public accountant licensed to practice in the jurisdiction in which such accountant is located.
  • CPA Quarterly Report
Fact Checked:6/24/21

Oklahoma Professional Employer Organization Registration - Exempt

Agency:Oklahoma Insurance Department - Financial Division
Law:

OK Stat. § 40-600.4

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Notes:

PEOs are eligible for exemption if they:

  • Are domiciled outside of Oklahoma and are licensed or registered as a professional employer organization in another state that has the same or greater requirements as the Oklahoma Professional Employer Organization Recognition and Registration Act;
  • Do not maintain an office in Oklahoma or solicit in any manner clients located or domiciled within Oklahoma, and
  • Do not have more than 25 covered employees employed or domiciled in Oklahoma.
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Fact Checked:6/24/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$250

Required Attachments:
  • Verification you are licensed in home state or designated home state
  • CPA Quarterly Report
  • Workers’ Compensation Questionnaire
Fact Checked:6/9/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$250

Due:

Annually within 180 days after the end of the PEO's fiscal year.

Required Attachments:
  • Verification you are licensed in home state or designated home state
  • CPA Quarterly Report
Fact Checked:6/9/21

Oklahoma Professional Employer Organization Registration - Group

Agency:Oklahoma Insurance Department - Financial Division
Law:

OK Stat. § 40-600.4

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Financial Requirements:

Applicants must maintain a net worth of at least $50,000.

Bond Requirements:

Applicants that do not meet the net worth requirement must instead submit a bond or securities with a minimum market value of $50,000.

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Fact Checked:6/10/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$500 per member

Required Attachments:
  • A financial statement setting forth the financial condition of the PEO or PEO Group, as of a date not earlier than 180 days prior to the date submitted to the Commissioner, prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and audited or reviewed by an independent certified public accountant licensed to practice in the jurisdiction in which such accountant is located.
  • CPA Quarterly Report (per member)
  • All business names (each name under which the PEO has operated in the preceding 5 years)
  • Statement of ownership (listing of name or names of individuals who own 25% or more of the equity interests of the PEO)
  • Statement of management (listing of any person who serves as president, CEO, or otherwise senior officer)
  • Verification of registration with the Oklahoma Secretary of State (for each member)
  • Letter of Compliance from home State or designated home state (each member listed)
  • Biographical Affidavit(s)
  • Workers’ Compensation Questionnaire
Fact Checked:6/9/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$250 per member

Due:

Annually within 180 days after the end of the PEO's fiscal year.

Required Attachments:
  • A financial statement setting forth the financial condition of the PEO or PEO Group, as of a date not earlier than 180 days prior to the date submitted to the Commissioner, prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and audited or reviewed by an independent certified public accountant licensed to practice in the jurisdiction in which such accountant is located.
  • CPA Quarterly Report (per member)
  • All business names (each name under which the PEO has operated in the preceding 5 years)
  • Statement of ownership (listing of name or names of individuals who own 25% or more of the equity interests of the PEO)
  • Statement of management (listing of any person who serves as president, CEO, or otherwise senior officer)
  • Letter of Compliance from home State or designated home state (each member listed)
Fact Checked:6/9/21

Financial Reporting
Payroll Tax Report

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Within 90 days after the end of each calendar quarter.

Law:

OK Stat. § 40-600.6

Notes:

PEOs must submit a statement by an independent certified public accountant that all applicable state payroll taxes for covered employees located in Oklahoma have been paid on a timely basis for that quarter.

Fact Checked:6/24/21

Oklahoma Talent Agency License

Not required



Talent Agency licensure is not required on the State level in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma does not have a talent agency license requirement.

More information: Oklahoma Office of the Department of Labor

Employee Leasing Company - Enter into leasing contracts with other businesses that require labor. The leasing company loans its workers to the lessee while still providing specified responsibilities, such as workers compensation insurance, to the employees. This includes long term (6 months or more) temporary arrangements but often excludes temporary help arrangements. Unlike professional employer organizations, employee leasing companies are contracted when an employer needs to hire staff and does not want to handle human resources responsibilities.

Employment Agency - An entity that, for compensation, procures or attempts to procure employment for a person.

Professional Employer Organization - PEOs take on the human resources role for businesses and act as a co-employer in the sense that the client company's workers are administratively employees of the PEO but functionally these employees are controlled by the client company. Unlike employee leasing companies, PEOs are contracted when an employer already has staff and does not want to handle human resources responsibilities.

Staffing Agency - An entity that procures temporary or part-time employment for a person who then works under the supervision of a worksite employer.

Talent Agency - An entity that, for compensation, procures or attempts to procure employment or placement for an artist. (Certain art forms are excluded)

American Staffing Association
Staffing, recruiting, and workforce solution industry advocacy group.

National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS)
Education and training oriented association for personnel services providers.

National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO)
Provides advocacy efforts, information, and other services to members of the employment industry.

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