Insurance Agent - Other Than Life (OTL) Agent's Exam in Ontario

Passing the Other Than Life (OTL) Agent’s Exam is a requirement to become licensed as a general insurance agent in Ontario. The general insurance agent licence is regulated by the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA). The OTL Agent’s Exam is coordinated through the Insurance Institute of Ontario.


In addition to passing the exam, applicants must also obtain sponsorship from a licensed insurer. For more information on the requirements to become a general insurance agent in Ontario, please visit FSRA's page on Applying for a General Insurance Agent Licence.


Preparing to write the exam

If you prefer live instruction delivered by an experienced, industry professional:
Then check out our virtual class* learning options. These are run by our local chapter offices in a variety of formats that may include weekday or weekend sessions.

Virtual Class

If you prefer learning on your own and setting your own pace:
Then check out the study kit and online tutorial. You can work through the textbooks and use the questions in the tutorial to check your knowledge working independently at your own pace.

Study Kit and Online Tutorial


If you prefer the flexibility of learning on your own, listening to recordings and some guidance from an instructor:
Then check out our pre-recorded lectures*.

Pre-recorded Lectures

 * The current edition of the study kit is required for use with the virtual or online class options.

About the OTL Agent's Exam

The OTL agent’s exam is a comprehensive exam based on the current edition of the textbooks included in the study kit. Anyone preparing to write the exam is encouraged to use the current version. You can find more information by visiting the Study Kit page.

To find out about exam schedules, rules and regulations, visit OTL Exam Information.