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Maryland Insurance License State Requirements | Kaplan Financial Education

on this page, you will find all the state specific information for insurance licensing in the state of maryland. this information refers to applicants for residence licenses. For additional resident license information, or for nonresident license information, see the Maryland Insurance Administration website at www.mdinsurance.state.md.us. information is subject to change and we will do our best to make the process of completing the educational requirements for licensing as simple as possible.

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how to get your maryland insurance license

1. complete a maryland insurance prelicensing course

maryland requires those seeking an insurance license to complete the pre-licensing before taking the state licensing exam. prelicensing courses with kaplan give you the best chance of passing – our pass rates are among the highest in the industry.

Pre-licensing education hour requirements

  • life: 20 hours
  • accident and health: 20 hours
  • property: 20 hours
  • low: 20 hours
  • personal lines: 20 hours
  • live class requirements

    Pre-class study (must be completed before attending live class): 8 hours (life and health)

    pre-licensing education exemptions

    Individuals who hold one or more of the following designations or certifications may receive a waiver of the pre-licensing education requirements for their applicable insurance exam:

    • property or claim: aai, arm, cic, cpcu®
    • life: clu®, cebs, chfc®, cic, cfp®, flmi, lutcf, member of the society of actuaries
    • health: rhu, zebs, hia, rebc
    • Pre-Licensing Education Waiver Eligibility Period to Successfully Pass Both Parts of the Maryland Licensing Examination: Currently, candidates who have been granted a Pre-Licensing Education Waiver have one (1) year to take and successfully pass both parts of the maryland licensing exam. Effective October 1, 2018, the pre-licensing education exemption will be valid for six (6) months. Candidates who are granted a pre-licensing education waiver will have 6 months to take and successfully pass both parts of the applicable Maryland licensing exam. Candidates who do not successfully take and pass both parts of the exams within the six (6) month period will be required to take a prelicensing course and request to retake both parts of the exam.

      Unless an exemption has been approved by the Maryland Insurance Administration, candidates must complete a Maryland-approved prelicensing course. The pre-licensing education exemption request form can be found on the mia website.

      Adjuster license requirements

      The Designated Home State (DHS) Appraiser license is available to individuals who are 1) residents of a state that does not license appraisers, or 2) individuals who are business appraisers and reside in a state that it only licenses independent appraisers and wants to designate another state as its home state.

      2. pass your maryland license exam

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      After completing the required prelicensing course, you must pass a state licensing exam. kaplan’s prelicensing content is based directly on the maryland licensing exams, so you’ll be prepared to pass the first time.

      certificate of completion requirements

      • The education provider provides confirmation of eligibility to prometric once the applicant successfully completes the course requirements.
      • Your education provider will indicate your eligibility for prometric upon successful completion of the course requirements.
      • After your provider has submitted your file to prometric, you can visit www.prometric.com or call 1-800-741-9380 to register and schedule your exam. Please note that if prometric does not have a record of your course completion, you should contact your education provider.
      • Eligibility period from completion of the pre-licensing course to successful passing of both parts of the maryland licensing exam:
        • Currently, candidates have a one (1) year eligibility period from completion of the prelicensing course through successful completion and passing of both parts of the maryland licensing exam. Effective October 1, 2018, a candidate’s eligibility period will be six (6) months. Candidates who complete the pre-licensing course and are eligible to take the exam will have 6 months to take and successfully pass both parts of the applicable Maryland license exam. Candidates who do not pass the exams within the six (6) month period will be required to retake the pre-licensing course and request to retake both parts of the exam.
        • Note: Applicant cannot register and schedule an exam until the education provider has submitted their eligibility file to prometric.

          exam provider: prometric (current as of 10/01/2020)

          For a license information bulletin, visit the prometric website at http://www.prometric.com. To schedule an exam, contact Prometric at http://www.prometric.com or 800-741-9380.

          Frequently Asked Questions about the Maryland Licensing Exam

          after completing my maryland prelicensing course, how should i prepare for test day?

          register for the exam

          For the fastest and most convenient exam scheduling process, psi recommends that candidates register for their exams online.

          • log in to the psi website and create an account. please enter your email address and first and last name. This information must exactly match the information your educator has provided to psi. be sure to check the box next to “check here to try to locate existing records for you in the system.”
            • You will be prompted to select the exam and enter your social security number. your record will be found and you are now ready to pay and schedule your exam.
            • To register by phone, you will need a valid credit card.
            • On the day of the exam, you must arrive 30 minutes before your appointment.
            • This additional time is for registration, identification, and familiarization with the exam process.
            • You must provide 2 forms of identification. one must be a valid form of government-issued identification (driver’s license, state ID, passport), bearing your signature and photograph. the second ID must have your signature and legal name preprinted.
              • all identification provided must match the name on the exam registration form and your registration confirmation notice
              • security procedures

              • Candidates may only bring approved items into the exam room.
              • All personal belongings of candidates must be placed in the secure storage provided at each site before entering the exam room. personal belongings include, but are not limited to, the following items:
                • electronic devices of any kind, including cell/mobile phones, recording devices, electronic watches, cameras, pagers, laptops, tablets (p. ipads), music players (e.g. ipods), smart watches, radios, or electronic games.
                • bulky or loose clothing or coats that could be used to conceal recording devices or notes. For safety reasons, outerwear such as but not limited to: open sweaters, cardigans, shawls, scarves, hoodies, vests, jackets, and coats are not permitted in the testing room. In the event that you are required to remove outer clothing, you must wear appropriate clothing underneath, such as a shirt or blouse.
                • hats or headgear not worn for religious purposes or as religious attire, including hats, baseball caps, or visors.
                • other personal items, including bags, notebooks, reading or reference material, briefcases, backpacks, purses, pens, pencils, other writing devices, food, drinks, and good luck items.
                • Persons accompanying an exam candidate may not wait at the exam center, inside the building, or on the building property
                  • This applies to guests of any nature, including drivers, children, friends, family, colleagues, or instructors.
                  • No smoking, eating, or drinking is allowed in the test center.
                  • During the registration process, all candidates will be asked if they possess any prohibited items.
                    • Candidates may also be asked to empty their pockets and give them to the supervisor to ensure they are empty.
                    • Proctor may also ask candidates to roll up sleeve ends and bottoms of pants to ensure notes or recording devices are not hidden there.
                    • Supervisors will also carefully inspect eyeglass frames, tacks, or any other clothing that may be used to house a recording device. Proctors will request to inspect such items in candidates’ pockets
                    • How is the exam?

                      • The following fee table lists the applicable fees for each exam. the fee is per registration, whether you are taking the exams for the first time or repeating.
                        • The exam fee is $70 for both parts of the exam, regardless of whether you take 1 or both parts of the exam. exam retakes are $70 for 1 or both parts of the exam. the exam fee is valid for six months.
                        • All eligibility is valid for six (6) months from the date psi receives your eligibility from the approved provider.
                        • If you do not pass the exams within the six (6) month period, you must reapply with psi, including repeating pre-licensing education courses.
                        • Candidates are only required to retake the portion of the exam they failed (state or general).
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