The purpose of this rule is to establish the procedure employed
by the Ohio department of insurance in reviewing the application of entities
described in divisions (C)(1) to (C)(5) of section
3905.484 of the Revised Code to
be a provider of insurance continuing education courses.
This rule is promulgated pursuant to the authority vested in
the superintendent under sections
3905.486 of the Revised
(1) "Authorized Provider Official" is the
person designated by a provider as the individual responsible for the conduct
of a continuing education course and that course's instructors, monitors, and
the employees of the provider.
"Provider" is any person or business entity permitted to offer continuing
education courses pursuant to divisions (C)(1) to (C)(5) of section
3905.484 of the Revised
(1) An application shall be made on a form
prescribed by the superintendent and shall include the appropriate fee based on
the fee option selected on the application.
The department shall review
within thirty days of receipt.
(a) If the applicant submits an application
that is incomplete or if the application lacks information deemed necessary by
the department, the application will be returned with a letter indicating the
areas which must be addressed before the review process will continue. If the
department does not receive the requested information by the requested response
date, the filing will be considered abandoned. The provider application fee is
non-refundable and non-transferable.
(b) If a provider's application is approved,
a provider identification number will be assigned and the provider will be
notified in writing of the approval.
(c) The initial approval of a provider shall
be from the date of approval through the thirty-first day of December of the
same year in which the approval was granted.
A provider shall apply for renewal of its
provider status no later than November thirtieth each year. The department
have thirty days to
application within thirty days of receipt
(a) If the applicant submits a renewal
application that is incomplete or if the application lacks information deemed
necessary by the department, the application will be returned with a letter
indicating the areas which must be addressed before the review process will
continue. If the department does not receive the requested information by the
requested response date, the filing will be considered abandoned. The provider
renewal fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
status of any provider whose renewal
has not been
approved before the
expiration date will automatically expire as of December thirty-first of that
renewal year. The status of any active course connected with that provider will
also automatically expire as of December thirty-first of the same
(c) Any provider whose
authority has expired must reapply as a new provider before offering or holding
Authorized provider official
(1) An authorized provider official is the
individual responsible for the provider's compliance with the continuing
education regulations. The authorized provider official is responsible for the
provider's integrity and operation including the responsibility for obtaining
continuing education provider approval, course approvals, verifying the
qualifications of instructors, providing course schedules (where applicable),
monitoring attendance, administering examinations (where applicable), and
submitting course completion rosters and fees to the department or its
designee, and providing any other documents required by the
provider official must supply and maintain an accurate email address which will
be used as the primary source of communication with the provider.
(3) An authorized provider official
may cause a facsimile signature stamp to be created and used for the purpose of
providing signatures on provider rosters and completion certificates. An
original signature and an example of the facsimile stamp must be provided to
the department where it will be maintained on file. A facsimile stamp will only
be accepted by the department when it is in an ink other than
If any paragraph, term, or provision of this rule is adjudged
invalid for any reason, the judgment shall not affect, impair or invalidate any
other paragraph, term or provision of this rule, but the remaining paragraphs,
terms and provisions shall be and continue in full force and effect.
Ohio Admin. Code
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates:
Effective Dates: 12/31/1993, 04/05/2007,