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Frequently asked Agent & Agency questions.

Agent licensing administers testing and issues licenses to insurance agents (and monitors their continuing education hours), insurance agencies, managing general agents, third-party administrators, reinsurance intermediaries, public insurance adjusters, viatical settlement brokers and surety bail bond agents.

Below is a list of the most common questions and answers for Insurance Agents & Agencies.

Contact Agent Licensing

Ohio Department of Insurance
Licensing Division
50 W Town St
Third Floor - Suite 300
Columbus OH 43215

Email: licensing@insurance.ohio.gov

  • Agent Licensing/Main Number
    • Phone: 614-644-2665
  • General Licensing 
    • Fax: 614-644-3475
  • Individual Agent 
    • Fax: 614-387-0096
  • Business Entity 
    • Fax: 614-387-0087
  • Education 
    • Fax: 614-387-0051

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Individuals applying or renewing resident licenses may be required to complete Ohio approved pre-licensing education and/or continuing education courses.

There are many resources available. Check out this link to find several resources that can help. Or contact us for more information. 

Agents and Agencies Information and Publications

Insurance information, agent and agencies services (apply, renew, print license, agent education, etc.), insurance agent resources, and more, can be found on our Agents and Agencies page.

Contact the Agent Licensing Division

50 W Town St
Third Floor - Suite 300
Columbus OH 43215

  • Main Number: 614-644-2665
  • Email: licensing@insurance.ohio.gov
  • General Licensing/Services - Fax Number: 614-644-3475
  • Individual Agent Section - Fax Number: 614-387-0096
  • Business Entity Section - Fax Number: 614-387-0087
  • Education Section - Fax Number: 614-387-0051

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Any business entity (corporations, limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships, general partnerships) conducting the business of insurance in Ohio, must be licensed by the Ohio Department of Insurance.

Contact the Licensing Division for Business Entity Questions

Ohio Department of Insurance
50 W Town St
Third Floor - Suite 300
Columbus OH 43215

  • Main Number: 614-644-2665
  • Email: licensing@insurance.ohio.gov
  • General Licensing/Services - Fax Number: 614-644-3475
  • Individual Agent Section - Fax Number: 614-387-0096
  • Business Entity Section - Fax Number: 614-387-0087
  • Education Section - Fax Number: 614-387-0051

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

There are two types of individual agents in Ohio. Resident agents (individual or organizations) are registered or authorized to do business in Ohio. Non-resident agents are agents who are licensed to sell insurance in a state other than the one they live in.

Apply, Renew, or Print Insurance License

To apply for a new insurance license, renew your current insurance license, or print a copy of your insurance license, visit the Agents & Agencies page.

Agents and Agencies Information and Publications

Insurance information, agent and agencies services (apply, renew, print license, agent education, etc.), insurance agent resources, and more, can be found on our Agents and Agencies page.

Contact the Agent Licensing Division

50 W Town St
Third Floor - Suite 300
Columbus OH 43215

  • Main Number: 614-644-2665
  • Email: licensing@insurance.ohio.gov
  • General Licensing/Services - Fax Number: 614-644-3475
  • Individual Agent Section - Fax Number: 614-387-0096
  • Business Entity Section - Fax Number: 614-387-0087
  • Education Section - Fax Number: 614-387-0051

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm