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The Success Family of CE Companies provides this information as a courtesy to individuals who are subject to insurance continuing education requirements.  Due to regulatory requirements we suggest that you contact your state department of insurance to insure that no regulatory changes have been enacted.  Although ongoing efforts have been made to qualify that the information provided here is accurate and current, neither The Success Family of CE Companies nor its employees warrant or represent that this information is accurate and current. All information is subject to change without notice.

Ohio Insurance CE Requirements


Continuing Education Hours Required

  • 24-Hours, including 3-hours of Ethics. 
  • Agents with a limited lines license for title insurance must complete 10 hours biennially


New Requirement to Sell Annuities in Ohio


Effective February 14, 2021:

  • - Licensees who have already completed a 4-hour annuity course prior to 2/14/2021 may complete a 1-hour annuity best interest course or complete the new 4-hour annuity best interest course.
  • - Licensees who have not completed a 4-hour annuity course must take the annuity best interest course prior to selling annuities.
Licensees can take the one hour course before the effective date of this regulation or up to 6 months after the effective date.

Producers do not need to submit information to the Department of Insurance, but should retain all course completion certificates so they can provide verification to their insurers.

Source: https://codes.ohio.gov/ohio-administrative-code/rule-3901-6-13

Click here to view your state Annuity CE requirement (Hover on your State)


State Specific Insurance Continuing Education Courses

  • All Ohio licensed resident insurance producers who sell federal flood insurance policies shall be required to complete a one time 3 hour requirement on flood insurance. This course must be complete by 12/31/2008 or New licenses issued after 01/01/07 comply with flood training before 1st CE compliance date.
  • Title Agents must take courses related to title insurance
  • Surety Bail Bond agents can only take approved Surety Bail Bond material
  • An individual may not sell, solicit or negotiate LTC insurance unless the individual is licensed as an insurance producer for Life and Health insurance and completed an 8 hours one-time training course and a 4 hour follow-up training course every 24 months thereafter in order to continue to sell LTC policies. 


Insurance Continuing Education Renewal or Compliance Date for Licensees

  • The license renewal date will change  to the last day of the producer's birth month (biennially).
  • For individuals licensed prior to 7/1/93, compliance date is 12/31 of odd numbered years.
  • All others, the compliance period begins 1/1 of the year following the license issuance date and ends 12/31 two years later.


Insurance Continuing Education Types of Courses Accepted

  • Independent self study courses, interactive online, classroom, or an individual may receive up to 10 CE credit hours for having insurance-related articles and/or books published (submit a written request for credit along with a proof of publication.

 

Monitor Requirements

  • No monitor required.


Reporting to Your State
  • $1.00 per credit hour is required to report to your state.
    • State Insurance completions are reported 2 times every business day. If course is completed after 2 PM PT, it will be reported the following business day.

    • CFP reports are sent on Friday at 2 PM PT to the CFP Board electronically.

    • You may also self-report your CFP completions to www.cfp.net


Insurance Continuing Education Carryover Hours & Course Repetition

  • Up to 12 excess credits from one renewal period can be carried over to the next renewal period. Additionally, duplicate courses are not eligible for carryover to the next renewal period.
  • Duplicate courses completed in the same renewal period cannot be used for compliance. The agent will only be granted credit once per renewal period per course. 

(https://insurance.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odi/agents-and-agencies/agent-education/continuing-education-faqs)

Insurance Continuing Education Exemptions

  • The 1st biennial reporting period for new licensees begins 1/1 following the license issuance date, so any courses taken before that time will not be credited for the 1st CE compliance period.
  • Individuals who are granted inactive status
  • Non resident agents are exempt
  • Licensees with a limited authority license. 


Method to Certify Completion:

  • For Most States you will be able to print your certificate of completion online once you have completed your exam.
  • We usually report to the State Department of Insurance or regulatory board by the next business day.
  • It may, however, take your State DOI or regulatory board up to 30 days to report your completion results on their systems.
  • As an added service, we can Rapidly Report all of your completed courses the same business day (per credit order) for only $25


Nonresidents:


  • Initial LTC Requirement: A non-resident producer must complete an initial 8-hour NAIC LTC training course approved by the state of Ohio OR complete an 8-hour NAIC LTC course from another state to fulfill  Ohio requirements. 

  • On-going LTC Requirement: A 4-hour follow-up LTC course is required every 24 month CE compliance period. 


Department of Insurance Contact Information:  

            Ohio Department of Insurance
            License Division

            50 W. Town Street, Third Floor - Suite 300
            Columbus, Ohio 43215
            Phone: (614)644-2665 or (614) 644-2658
            Fax: (614)644-3475


            State Website: www.insurance.ohio.gov

 

For a listing of the State Departments of Insurance websites provided by the NAIC (National Association of Insurance Commissioners),

Please go to: http://www.naic.org/state_web_map.htm

 

            The Success Family of CE Companies provides this information as a courtesy   to individuals who are subject to insurance continuing education requirements. Due to regulatory requirements we suggest that you contact your state department of insurance to insure that no regulatory changes have been enacted.  Although ongoing efforts have been made to qualify that the information provided here is accurate and current, neither The Success Family of CE Companies nor its employees warrant or represent that this information is accurate and current. All information is subject to change without notice.