Ohio Insurance Continuing Education Courses and Requirements

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The following courses are currently available for Ohio:

Course NameCredit HoursLine of Authority
Anti-Money Laundering - Ethical Decision Making for Insurance Producers3.00Ethics
Ethical Practices: Avoiding E&O Claims3.00Ethics
Ethics & Insurance: How to Sell Ethically & Comply with the Law3.00Ethics
Front Line Fraud Prevention3.00Ethics
Indexed Product Training4.00General
Principles of Property and Casualty Insurance13.00Property/Casualty
Principles of Life and Health Insurance12.00Life/Health
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 and Best Interest Standard Training4.00Best Interest 4 Hour
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



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.


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.



• 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 licensed producers who sell annuity products must complete a one-time four (4)-credit Annuity Suitability Best Interest Standard course. The ExamFX Annuity Suitability Best Interest Standard course satisfies this requirement.

A producer with a life license and who desires to sell annuities, must complete a 4-hour annuity suitability best interest course approved by the department and given by an approved education provider.

• 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.


• CERTIFICATION EXAM – Students are required to pass the certification exam with a 70% or better.

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

• STUDENT ATTESTATION – The student attestation must be completed following the certificate exam.


Students may print their certificate directly from the course after completing the curriculum requirements. Completions are reported typically with within two (2) business days of the certificate having been issued. There is a $1.00 fee per credit hour to report your completion. This fee will be charged prior to accessing the certification exam.
**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 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.



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



Producers can renew their license here


Ohio Department of Insurance

Phone: 614-644-2665
Fax: 614-644-3475
Email: [email protected]

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 state's requirements.


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