Ohio State Requirements

Continuing Education Hours

  • 24 Hours Biennially including 3 Hours of Ethics.

License Renewal

  • The license renewal date is the last day of the agents birth month.

Courses accepted for CE Credit

  • Classroom Courses
  • Self-Study Courses
  • Online Courses
  • Instructors will receive double the course credits as the students

Courses Subject Requirements

  • Three (3) hours of ethics each compliance period.

Annuity Requirement

  • Producers licensed to sell, solicit or negotiate annuities must complete a one-time, 4-hour Annuity Training course in order to continue to sell annuities. Producers must complete this training before selling, soliciting or negotiating annuity products.

Long Term Care Requirement

  • Initial 8-hour LTC training requirement: Before selling, soliciting, or negotiating LTC insurance products in Ohio, producers must complete an initial 8-hour, state-approved LTC training course.
  • Ongoing 4-hour LTC training requirement: After completing the 8-hour initial training requirement, producers must complete 4 hours of state-approved LTC training every 24-month compliance period following completion of the initial LTC training.

Carryover Requirements

  • Carryover of CE credits will only apply to license renewal applications submitted to the Department on or after February 1, 2016.
  • Resident agents who hold a Major Lines License may carryover up to 12 credits during each renewal period.
  • All carryover credits are applied as “General” credits and therefore agents will continue to need to meet specific ethics or line of business requirements.
  • If the same course is taken more than once within a renewal period, the duplicate course(s) will not count towards the credits applicable to carry over to the next renewal period.

Course Repetition

  • Credit may not be given for a course that is repeated within a compliance period.

Final Exam

  • Ohio requires 10 questions per credit hour on the examination.
  • Self-study examinations MUST be proctored by a disinterested third party with no family or financial interest in the student’s success on the exam. Co-workers must not be above or below in the student’s line of supervision. The proctor must sign an affidavit attesting that the student completed the exam without any assistance from any person, course material or reference material. The proctor must provide their name, address and phone number on the affidavit.


  • Non-residents who have met the CE requirements in their home state.
  • Agents who hold only a Limited Authority license.
  • Agents who have been granted inactive status by the Superintendent.

For Additional Information, Please Contact:

Ohio Department of Insurance

Physical Address

50 W. Town Street
Third Floor - Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 644-2658
Fax: (614) 644-3743

Licensing Division Contact Information

Phone: (614) 644-2665
Fax: (614) 644-3475
State Website: www.insurance.ohio.gov

Broker Educational Sales & Training, Inc. provides this information as a courtesy to our clients. Every effort is made to ensure that the information is accurate. However, this information is subject to change, become outdated, or be incorrect due to new legislation or official rulings. Please check with the state to ensure accuracy.

Revised 01/05/2018.