Ohio will no longer be accepting sole proprietor as an agency firm type on the Non-Resident License (NRL) business entity application.
All applicants, except partnerships, may need to register with the Ohio Secretary of State prior to operating in the State of Ohio.
Business entities applying for Variable lines must provide the Broker-Dealer CRD # or the Broker-Dealer CRD# of an affiliate insurance entity or third-party that provides the brokerage services for the BE’s customers according to an “Insurance Networking Arrangement”.
Designated Responsible Licensed Producers (DRLPs) must have an active resident license in Ohio.
If applicant responds "yes" to one of the background questions please submit supporting documents electronically via NIPR's Attachments Warehouse. The documents may also be submitted to the state via mail, email, or fax.