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An insurance producer who engages in the sale of annuity products must complete a one-time, four (4) hour credit training course approved by the Administration and provided by an Administration-approved continuing education provider.
Individuals who obtain a license as an insurance producer for life insurance may not engage in the sale of annuities until the annuity training course has been completed.
A producer who sells, solicits, or negotiates long term care insurance must complete a one-time training program requirement which consists of a minimum of 8 hours of long term care education followed by an ongoing training requirement of at least 4 hours to be completed every 24 months.
Producers selling Long-Term Care insurance must receive at least 4 hours of CE by taking a LTC every two years. You may view approved continuing education courses, your continuing education transcript, and other information regarding continuing education by visiting the Maryland Insurance CE administration vendor, Prometric, at www.Prometric.com.
An agent who is licensed for Property or Casualty, or any subdivision of Property or Casualty, OR Life or Health, or any subdivision of Life or Health, must complete 24 hours of continuing education in the subdivision of insurance for which he or she is licensed (Property/Casualty or Life/Health). In addition, all licensees must take 3 hours in the category of ethics.
Effective January 1, 2017, public adjusters must complete 24 hours of continuing education each 2-year license period. Three (3) of those hours must be in the category of ethics. Any additional hours of Ethics will not count towards the hours of CE required. Courses approved under the Property and Casualty course category will apply towards an adjuster's requirements.
Effective October 1, 2013, residents may complete all or part of the required CE credit hours via correspondence (self-study) or online courses.
All property/casualty producers who sell flood insurance must complete at least 2 hours in flood insurance each renewal period.
Title producers have a 16 hour CE requirement.
Non-residents, whose resident state has a reciprocal agreement with Maryland, and who comply with CE requirements of the resident state, are exempt from Maryland CE requirements Non-resident agents must comply with the initial LTC eight-hour training for this state or another state which meets the NAIC LTC Model training outline.
Course repetition is not permitted within the compliance/renewal period.
Online certification exams are closed book. Course materials are not available while the exam is in progress. The final exam must be passed with a score of 70% or higher to receive CE credit. If the exam is not passed on the first attempt, students have an unlimited number of retakes.
Maryland resident licensees must complete their CE requirements every two years by license expiration date.
Carryover of CE hours is not permitted.
Report within 30 days of completion. Need Agent’s license number or SSN to report.
The MD Department of Insurance requires a course reporting fee of $1.00 per credit hour (online, self-study and classroom courses). This state reporting fee will be automatically charged to you (on the last credit card used in your account) each time you complete an online, self-study, or classroom course.
Individuals acting as instructors for continuing education courses receive 1.5 times the approved credit hours for teaching a course.
Producers, who have held a license for 25 consecutive years, must complete 8 hours of CE per renewal period, including 3 hrs of Ethics.
A producer, who has continuously held a license in Maryland for 25 years, may request to have 8 CE credit hours waived.
Individuals 70 or over may apply for a waiver.
This information is based on state laws and regulations and is subject to change. Kaplan Financial Education makes every effort to make sure this information is current and accurate, however, Kaplan Financial Education is not engaged in rendering legal or professional advice and shall not be held responsible for inaccuracies contained herein.