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Last Reviewed / Modified On 23 Mar 2016.

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

Public insurance adjuster and agent applicants are required to provide:

  • Proof of bond in the amount of at least $1,000, payable to the State of Ohio.
  • Completion of the Electronic Individual PIA Supplemental form (INS 3216) found on the Department’s website containing a notary section, Public Insurance Adjuster Agent Sponsorship section and the Ohio Specific Bond form.
    (Public insurance adjuster agents must be sponsored by a licensed individual or business entity public insurance adjuster. The representative may only be sponsored with one adjuster at a time. Applicants must complete and submit the PIAA Sponsorship form (INS 3216) found on the Department’s website.)
  • Required supporting details or documents, if necessary.

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.

Bond Requirement

Requires Adjuster Bond.
Type of Adjuster: Public Adjusters
Amount: $1,000
Bond Expiration information: December 31 Every Year

How to Apply

Residents and Non-Residents apply online via NIPR

Maintaining Your License

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

Renewal

Renewa online via NIPR

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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