Insurance Agent - Other Than Life (OTL) Licence in Ontario

The Other Than Life (OTL) Agent Licence is required by agents who deal directly with the public and are employed by direct-response insurers in Ontario. The licence is regulated by the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO)

The Insurance Institute of Ontario administers the exam that is required to obtain the OTL Agent Licence.

Passing the exam is just one of the prerequisites needed to receive the OTL Agent Licence. Applicants must also be sponsored by an insurer, among other requirements. As per FSCO’s guidelines, candidates are not required to be sponsored by an organization when they write the exam, however, candidates must obtain a sponsor and apply for the licence within one year from the date of passing the exam, otherwise they will be required to re-write and pass the exam. 

As the premier source of professional education and career development for the country’s property and casualty insurance industry, the Insurance Institute is proud to offer a variety of learning options to help you prepare for the OTL Agent Licence exam. Our learning options and study kits are outlined below.

For more information on the exam, including how to register, review our OTL Exam Information page also outlined below.


Learning modes to suit you

We provide the following options to prepare for your OTL exam:

1.  In-class learning
2.  Online class
3.  Self-study kit


OTL Exam information

Find out about exam rules and regulations, preparation, schedules and other information relating to the OTL Exam.

Learn more.