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Maryland Insurance License State Requirements

Maryland Insurance Administration
Producer Licensing

Address:200 St. Paul Place, Suite 2700
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone:
Fax:
888-204-6198
410-468-2399
Website:http://www.mdinsurance.state.md.us
E-mail:E-mail via the State website

 

Exam Provider: PSI

Validity of examination results: Currently, examination scores are valid for two (2) years from successfully completing the examination. Effective October 1, 2018, the examination results will be valid for six (6) months. Candidates who have successfully taken and passed both portions of the Maryland licensing examination will have 6 months to apply for the appropriate Maryland license. Candidates who do not apply for the appropriate license within the six (6) month period will have to retake the pre-licensing course and apply to retake both portions of the examination.

Prelicensing Education Hour Requirements

  • Life - 20 Hours
  • Accident and Health - 20 Hours
  • Property - 20 Hours
  • Casualty - 20 Hours
  • Personal Lines - 20 Hours

Acceptable Methods of Education

  • Classroom
  • Self-study
  • Online
Live Class Requirements
  • Pre-Class Study (must be completed prior to attending the live class): 8 hours (Life & Health)

Certificate of Completion Requirements

  • Education provider provides eligibility confirmation to PSI upon applicant’s successful completion of the course requirements.
  • Eligibility period from pre-licensing course completion to successfully passing both portions of the Maryland licensing examination:
    • Currently, candidates have a one (1) year eligibility period from completing the prelicensing course to taking and successfully passing both portions of the Maryland licensing examination. Effective October 1, 2018, a candidate’s eligibility period will be six (6) months. Candidates who complete the pre-licensing course and become eligible to take the exam will have 6 months to successfully take and pass both portions of the appropriate Maryland licensing examination. Candidates who do not pass the examinations within the six (6) month period will have to retake the pre-licensing course and apply to retake both portions of the examination.
Note: Applicant cannot register and schedule an exam until the education provider has submitted their eligibility file to PSI.
 

Exam and/or Prelicensing Education Exemptions
Individuals who hold one or more of the below designations or certifications may be granted a waiver from the prelicensing education requirements for their applicable insurance exam:

  • Property or Casualty - AAI, ARM, CIC, CPCU®
  • Life - CLU®, CEBS, ChFC®, CIC, CFP®, FLMI, LUTCF, Fellow of the Society of Actuaries
  • Health - RHU, CEBS, HIA, REBC

Eligibility period of the pre-licensing education waiver to successfully passing both portions of the Maryland licensing examination: Currently, candidates who were granted a pre-licensing education waiver have one (1) year to take and successfully pass both portions of the Maryland licensing examination. Effective October 1, 2018, the pre-licensing education waiver will be valid for six (6) months. Candidates who are granted a pre-licensing education waiver will have 6 months to successfully take and pass both portions of the appropriate Maryland licensing examination. Candidates who do not take nor successfully pass both portions of the examinations within the six (6) month period will have to take a pre-licensing course and apply to retake both portions of the examination.

This information pertains to resident license applicants. For additional information for resident licensing, or for nonresident license information, please refer to the the Maryland Insurance Administration website at http://www.mdinsurance.state.md.us.

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.