To become a Life and/or Health Agent in Ohio, you will need to do the following:
When you satisfy the requirements for your course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. When you satisfy the requirements for your course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion, which you will need to take with you to your state exam. Pre-licensing education is valid for 180 days from the date of completion; you will need to take and pass your state exam within this timeframe.
Before scheduling your exam, we recommend that you read the Candidate Handbook for important details. Licensing exams are provided by PSI. Life exams, and Accident and Health or Sickness exams each cost $42. When scheduling your exam, be sure to use your legal name and personal information as it appears on your government issued ID.
You can schedule your exam online or over the phone:
Online : https://candidate.psiexams.com
Phone: (855) 807-3995
After passing the exam, apply for your license by completing an application at a kiosk at the testing center or online http://www.nipr.com.
All individual resident applicants seeking to become licensed must have completed a fingerprint background check. You can get fingerprinted at the testing center or at a fingerprint location. For more information on fingerprinting requirements and locations, visit National Webcheck Vendors.
Individuals must complete a pre-licensing course of study for the lines of authority desired before taking any examination. Applicants are required to pass a final exam of the pre-licensing course with a 70% or higher to receive a certificate of completion and be eligible to take the state exam. The pre-licensing course must consist of 20 classroom hours per line of authority, or equivalent individual instruction, on the general principles of insurance for that line of authority. The lines of authority requiring a pre-licensing course are as follows:
Once the pre-licensing course is completed and a certificate is awarded, the insurance licensing examination can be taken within 180 days from the date of the certificate. There is no limit on the number of times the exam may be retaken within the 180-day period.
Before scheduling your exam, we recommend that you read the Candidate Handbook for important details. Licensing exams are provided by PSI.
When scheduling your exam, be sure to use your legal name and personal information as it appears on your government issued ID. The state exam must be taken within 180 days of completing your pre-licensing course, and the cost for the exam is $42 for Life exams, and for Accident & Health or Sickness exams. You can make an exam reservation through the following methods:
When scheduling your exam, be sure to use your legal name and personal information as it appears on your government issued ID. You will need two forms of ID on exam day: a current form of photo identification with signature (a valid Driver’s License, non-driver ID, passport, military ID, Alien Registration Card), as well as a secondary form of ID such as a debit card or employee ID. Please see the Candidate Handbook for a complete list of acceptable forms of identification.
You are required to present your pre-licensing education Certificate of Completion at the exam. If you are getting licensed for both Life and Accident and Health or Sickness, the you will need to bring both Certificates of Completion to the state exam. Your Certificate must be signed and dated by you and by us, American Online Insurance School.
Before making exam reservations, candidates must first submit a license application to NIPR for each line of authority (multiple lines of authority can be submitted on the same application). The application fee is $10 for each line of authority.
Once the application, fingerprints and any supporting documents have been reviewed, the license will be issued by the Ohio Department of Insurance and you will receive an email confirmation of the issuance of the license along with instructions on how to print the new license online.
All individual resident applicants seeking to become licensed must have completed a fingerprint background check. You can get fingerprinted at the testing center or at a fingerprint location. For more information on fingerprinting requirements and locations, visit National Webcheck Vendors. Fingerprints are captured electronically and submitted to the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) and/or Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) licensing in the state of Ohio, and results of the BCI & FBI background checks must be submitted to the Ohio Department of Insurance directly from BCI.
American Online Insurance School provides information as a courtesy to individuals who getting licensed and/or 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 American Online Insurance School nor its employees warrant or represent that this information is accurate and current. All information is subject to change without notice.
Phone: 614-644-2658 or 800-686-1526
Ohio Department of Insurance
50 W Town Street Suite 300, Columbus Ohio 43215
You will need a valid photo ID secondary ID to take the state exam, but the photo ID does not have to be a driver license. Select your state in the dropdown below to see your state’s testing requirements.
Yes, you have to be a resident of your state to be issued an insurance license.