Ohio Insurance Continuing Education Courses and Requirements

OHIO CE COURSES

The following courses are currently available for Ohio:

Course NameCredit HoursLine of Authority
Anti-Money Laundering2.00Ethics
Ethical Practices: Avoiding E&O Claims3.00Ethics
Ethics & Insurance: How to Sell Ethically & Comply with the Law3.00Ethics
Indexed Product Training4.00Gen
Principles of Property and Casualty Insurance13.00General
Distribution Planning4.00Life/Health
Group Benefits & Worksite Insurance4.00Life/Health
Health Insurance Policies: Protecting Clients from Health-Related Loss5.00Life/Health
Life Insurance Policy Types & Suitability6.00Life/Health
Medicare Supplement Insurance: Closing the Gap4.00Life/Health
Retirement Planning4.00Life/Health
Variable Life & Annuities: Understanding Investment Potential and Risks5.00Life/Health
Annuity Suitability Certification Training4.00Life/Health/Annuity
Long Term Care Certification Training8.00LTC
LTC Certification Refresher4.00LTC
NFIP Flood Insurance3.00NFIP Flood
Businessowners Policy (BOP)4.00Property/Casualty
Commercial Lines: Property/Auto/Liability4.00Property/Casualty
Personal Lines: Protecting Your Client's Home, Auto, & Critical Risks7.00Property/Casualty

 

REQUIRED HOURS

Producers in Ohio are required to take 24 hours of CE, including 3 hours of ethics, every 2-year license term. License terms are based on the last day of the producer’s birth month every 2 years. Up to 12 continuing education credits may be carried over to the next license term.
Producers may not take a course more than once in a 2-year license term.

CATEGORY RESTRICTIONS

Students may take an approved course in any line of authority in order to obtain their Continuing Education credits, but it is recommended that they take courses pertaining to their license type.

 

SPECIAL TRAINING

• FLOOD INSURANCE TRAINING – Ohio licensed producers who sell National Flood Insurance Policies are required to take a one-time 3-hour course on Flood Insurance.

• ANNUITY TRAINING – Ohio producers must take a one-time, 4-hour stat approved annuity training course before selling or soliciting any annuity products.

• LONG TERM CARE TRAINING - Before a Producer can sell or solicit Long Term Care Insurance they must complete an initial 8 hours of Long Term Care Training. Producers must then complete a 4-hour ongoing training requirement every 2 years following the initial completion of the 8-hour training.

COURSE PRESENTATION

• CERTIFICATION EXAM – Students are required to pass the certification exam with a 70% or better. Exams must be monitored by a disinterested third party who certifies that the licensee completed the exam without outside assistance.

• STUDY BY TOPIC QUIZZES – ExamFX recommends that all Study by Topic Quizzes are passed with a 70% or better.

• STUDENT AND PROCTOR ATTESTATION – The student and proctor attestation must be completed following the certificate exam.


CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION AND REPORTING

Students may print their certificate directly from the course after completing the curriculum requirements. Completions are reported to state entities within two (2) business days of the certificate having been issued. The state charges $1.00 per credit hour in order to report completions. This fee is charged to the student before the certification exam may be accessed.
 
**Ohio state law allows providers 15 days to report student’s credit hours. Producers need to have their continuing education hours posted prior to their expiration date and prior to renewing their license. Please plan accordingly to avoid a lapse in licensure. **

 

NONRESIDENT PRODUCERS

Nonresident producers are not required to take CE if they have completed CE in their home state and remain in good standing. If nonresident producers have not taken a NAIC LTC training course in another state, they must take Ohio’s LTC training requirement.

 

CE EXEMPTIONS

The following are exempt from Ohio CE requirements:

• Producers holding a limited authority license

• Nonresident Producers

• Nonresident Producers who completed a NAIC LTC training course in another state are exempt from taking the special training requirement in Ohio

• Producers granted inactive license status by the State Director of Insurance

 

LICENSE RENEWAL

Producers can renew their license here


STATE CONTACT INFORMATION

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

The information displayed above is for informational purposes only. ExamFX is not responsible for the accuracy of the information on this page. All steps have been taken to make sure that the information relayed on this page is accurate; however, information is subject to change without notice. It is the responsibility of the producer to be compliant per their states requirements.