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Ohio Life and Health Pre-licensing

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Ohio Life Pre-licensing

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Ohio Health Pre-licensing

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Ohio Property and Casualty Pre-licensing

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Ohio Casualty Pre-licensing

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Ohio Property Pre-licensing


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Ohio State Insurance Licensing Requirements


Complete the prelicensing course.

  • Life Only – 20 hours
  • Accident & Health Only – 20 hours
  • Life, Accident and Health – 40 hours
  • Casualty Insurance – 20 hours
  • Property Insurance – 20 hours
  • Property and Casualty – 40 hours
  • Personal lines – 20 hours

Course requirements:

  • This is a forced progression (locked) state that requires the student to review each lesson and pass each of the chapter quiz before moving onto the next section/chapter.
  • Assessments on key topics throughout the course and must be successfully passed with a minimum score of 70% before moving onto the next chapter.
  • Mandatory final exam
  • Completion of this course satisfies the prelicensing education requirement.

Certificate Information:

To be eligible for a Certificate of completion, you must follow several steps:

  • Completion of the course, pre-final exam, and the Ohio Certification Exam(s)
  • Submit an electronic affidavit acknowledging you were actively engaged in one hundred percent of the course and your participation during the periods of perceived inactivity.
  • Upon completion of your Pre-licensing Affidavit, you will receive an email notifying you that you course completion certification is available to be printed directly from your student dashboard.
  • Download and Print certificate through the “Transcript” tile on the user dashboard.
  • Course completions rosters are reported to the state within seven (7) business days.
  • Education providers are required to collect and report the DOB and SSN.
  • Certificates are valid for 180 days.

Schedule the Ohio State examination.

  • Registration must be completed online on PSI website: https://home.psiexams.com/#/home
  • Exam fee $42

Online proctored exams:

  • You must check the compatibility of your computer before registering for the exam. https://syscheck.bridge.psiexams.com
  • If your computer is not compatible with the online software, you will need to schedule your examination at PSI test center.

Limitation on repeat examinations:

  • There are no limitations on retaking the exam.
  • You must pass that state exam during the eligibility period of 180 days otherwise you must retake the prelicensing course.

Submit your Fingerprints

  • The state of Ohio requires fingerprinting.
  • Schedule a fingerprint reservation online at https://www.fastfingerprints.com/Public/default.aspx or at a PSI location.
  • Fingerprint Fee: $72.00 – Fast Fingerprints – Ohio BCI & FBI (both database checks)
  • Fingerprint Fee: $72.75 – PSI

Pass your state exam

  • Take advantage of the cram courses (Prep Review and Exam Simulator) within your prelicensing course during the waiting period.
    • Prep Review Course: This part of the training features content “boiled down to the essence” of the state exam. Chapters have only a few pages of material, but the content must be mastered to pass. Instructionally designed to teach individuals how to pass, most study effort should be invested here. Chapter exams are substantially larger (50+ questions), providing exposure to the types of questions seen on the state exam.
    • Exam Simulator: These special exams are designed to gauge content retention levels. Important: Only take the Exam Simulators after the Prep Review Course has been successfully completed. It ensures these questions will be “fresh in the mind”.
  • On the day of testing, you must have the following items:
    • Two forms of identification bearing your signature, one of which must be a valid government issued photo id
    • Valid Certificate(s) of completion – Must be original hard copies containing both the provider and student signature
    • Reservation confirmation number


  • You MUST email your prelicensing certificate(s) or education waiver(s) to ohcert@psiexams.com within 24 hours of passing the exam. The Department is unable to process any license application without receipt of the valid PLE certificate(s). Therefore, failure to timely submit the PLE certificate(s) to ohcert@psiexams.com WILL delay the licensure process.

Apply for license

  • Submit license application online through www.nipr.com
  • Application fee $10 per line of authority

PSI Exam Outlines

DESCRIPTION % of Exam Questions
Life Health Life and Health
Life Insurance
Insurance Regulation 12% 10% 10%
General Insurance 12% 10% 5%
Life Insurance Basics 18% 0% 8%
Life Insurance Policies 12% 0% 7%
Life Insurance Policy Provisions, Options and Riders 22% 0% 9%
Annuities 12% 0% 5%
Federal Tax Considerations for Life Insurance and Annuities 12% 0% 8%
Health Insurance
Accident and Health Insurance Basics 0% 15% 8%
Individual Health Insurance Policy General Provisions 0% 9% 5%
Disability Income and Related Insurance 0% 8% 5%
Medical Plans 0% 9% 6%
Health Insuring Corporations 0% 6% 5%
Group Health Insurance 0% 9% 5%
Dental Insurance 0% 3% 2%
Insurance for Senior Citizens and Special Needs Individuals 0% 15% 8%
Federal Tax Considerations for Health Insurance 0% 6% 4%
Total for all parts
Total Scored Questions on Exam 100 100 150
Maximum Time allowed to complete exam in minutes 120 120 150
Passing Score 70 70 70
DESCRIPTION % of Exam Questions
Casualty Property Property and Casualty
Casualty Insurance
Insurance Regulation 10% 10% 10%
General Insurance 10% 10% 9%
Casualty Insurance Basics 15% 0% 8%
Homeowners Policy 15% 0% 7%
Auto Insurance 17% 0% 14%
Commercial Package Policy 13% 0% 6%
Businessowners Policy 6% 0% 4%
Workers Compensation Insurance 8% 0% 4%
Other Coverages and Options 6% 0% 7%
Property Insurance
Property Insurance Basics 0% 20% 8%
Dwelling Policy 0% 14% 6%
Homeowners Policy 0% 18% 7%
Commercial Package Policy 0% 16% 6%
Businessowners Policy 0% 6% 4%
Other Coverages and Options 0% 6% 0%
Total for all parts
Total Scored Questions on Exam 100 100 150
Maximum Time allowed to complete exam in minutes 120 120 150
Passing Score 70 70 70

Producer Licensing Checklist:

Task: Date Completed
1. Complete prelicensing course
2. Register for exam
3. Submit fingerprints (PSI location only)
4. Pass exam
5. Apply for license

Governing Agency

Name: Ohio Department of Insurance Licensing Division
Phone: 614-644-2665
Website: https://insurance.ohio.gov
Address: 50 West Town Street, Third Floor, Suite 300 Columbus, OH 43215

Working as an Insurance Agent

Property and Casualty Insurance Agents

What can you expect working as an agent? Property and casualty insurance agents work with clients to help secure policies that protect people and businesses from financial loss.

For individuals many of these events include automobile accidents, fire, theft. For businesses these events can include the same as individuals but can also include workers’ compensation claims, product liability claims, or medical malpractice claims.

Life Insurance Agents

What can you expect from working as an Insurance agent? Life insurance agents work with clients to help secure policies that pay beneficiaries when a policyholder passes away. Life insurance agents also can help people prepare for retirement by offering certain types of annuities.

Health and long-term care insurance agents work with clients to help secure policies that cover the costs of medical care and assisted-living services. They also can help clients secure dental insurance and disability insurance.

Why Students Choose XCEL

XCEL is the nation’s online insurance education industry leader. We provide you with all the tools and study material you will need to pass the state exam the first time. We understand how people learn and incorporate every detail of our knowledge to help you succeed.

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Our programs offer E-books, videos, simulated state exams, flashcards, review notes, and the best instructor support in the industry.


XCEL offers a unique three-step training program instructionally designed to prepare you to pass the first time.


XCEL is the nation’s most trusted provider of test-prep solutions for insurance industry licensing exams. Our courses are built around questions similar to those seen on the exams.

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