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Last Reviewed / Modified On 23 Apr 2013.

OHIO ADJUSTER LICENSING INFORMATION

License Types

Independent Adjuster

Ohio Department of Insurance does NOT regulate or license Independent adjusters.

Public Adjuster

       Public Insurance adjusters are required to have a license in Ohio. Public Insurance Adjuster Agents are also required to have a license. A Public Insurance Adjuster Agent is any person who is a bona fide employee of a public insurance adjuster and who aids in the adjustment, investigation and in securing of any contract for the adjustment of a loss

Staff Adjuster

Ohio Department of Insurance does NOT regulate or license staff adjusters

Emergency

       There are no specific provisions for Emergency licensing in Ohio.

Exclusions

An attorney at law admitted to practice in this state who adjusts insurance losses in the course of the practice of the attorney's profession and who does not hold the attorney out by sign, advertisement, or otherwise as offering such services to the general public is excluded from obtaining a license.

Licensing Requirements

Requirements

Alabama grants Public Insurance Adjuster licenses to both residents and non-residents above 18 years of age. Public Insurance Adjuster licenses are granted to both individuals and business entities.
License will not be granted to any applicant who is convicted of a felony, or any crime or offense involving fraudulent or dishonest practice or who, within three years preceding the date of filing such application, has been guilty of any practice which would be grounds for suspension or revocation of a certificate of authority as a public insurance adjuster.

Reciprocity and Non Residents

Non Residents can also apply for Public Insurance adjuster licenses.

A Non resident who is licensed as a public insurance adjuster in another state that required the applicant to submit to an examination as a condition of licensure is exempted from the examination requirements of Ohio

Pre Licensing Education

Ohio does not have any Pre Licensing Education requirements for Public Insurance adjusters.

Licensing Exam

Written Examination is required. Exam can be scheduled at www.prometric.com/ohio
A Non resident who is licensed as a public insurance adjuster in another state that requires the applicant to submit to an examination as a condition of licensure is exempted from the examination requirements of Ohio.

How to Apply

Apply Online:
Ohio Residents - https://pdb.nipr.com/html/erlWelcome.html
Non Residents: - https://pdb.nipr.com/html/nrlWelcome.html
Online applicants should also submit Electronic Individual Public Insurance Adjuster Supplement Form. The forms can be found at:
Individuals
http://www.insurance.ohio.gov/Forms/Pages/FormsDetail.aspx?FID=1138
The option to apply using a paper application is available on an as-needed basis only and the paper licensing process will take considerably longer than the electronic method. Paper forms are available at
Individuals
http://www.insurance.ohio.gov/Forms/Pages/FormsDetail.aspx?FID=1136
Business Entities
http://www.insurance.ohio.gov/Forms/Pages/FormsDetail.aspx?FID=1137

Maintaining Your License

License shall expire on the thirty-first day of December of the calendar year in which it was issued.

Renewal

Online application
Ohio Residents - https://pdb.nipr.com/html/erlWelcome.html
Non Resident Individuals - http://www.nipr.com/state_announcements/nral_announcements.htm
Non Resident Business Entities - https://pdb.nipr.com/html/nrlWelcome.html
Online applicants should also submit Electronic Individual Public Insurance Adjuster Supplement Form. The forms can be found at:
Individuals
http://www.insurance.ohio.gov/Forms/Pages/FormsDetail.aspx?FID=1138
Business Entities
http://www.insurance.ohio.gov/Forms/Pages/FormsDetail.aspx?FID=1139
The option to apply using a paper application is available on an as-needed basis only and the paper licensing process will take considerably longer than the electronic method. Paper forms are available at Individuals
http://www.insurance.ohio.gov/Forms/Pages/FormsDetail.aspx?FID=1122
Business Entities
http://www.insurance.ohio.gov/Forms/Pages/FormsDetail.aspx?FID=1123

Continuing Education

There is no continuing education requirement in Ohio.

Fees

License Fee$100
Renewal Fee$50
Late Fee
Reinstatement fees
Exam Fees$49.50
Other FeesBackground check and Fingerprinting fee - $71

Contact

Ohio Department of Insurance License Division 50 West Town Street, Third Floor, Suite 300 Columbus, OH 43215 Phone: 614.644.2665 Web site: www.insurance.ohio.gov

Other Information

References

http://www.insurance.ohio.gov/Agent/pages/PIAAdjusters.aspx
https://www.prometric.com/en-us/clients/Ohio/Documents/OHINSLIB_20121221.pdf

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