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Getting Licensed in Maryland

Getting Licensed in Maryland

What type of insurance license is needed to offer Medicare plans in Maryland?

Health Producer Insurance License.

 

What are the steps to apply for an insurance license in Maryland?

Step 1: Complete a prelicensing course that has been approved by the Department of Insurance. Once you have completed your course, ExamFX will issue a certificate of completion which you may download and print from your online ExamFX account.

Candidates will receive an email from ExamFX containing a Candidate/Eligibility ID number typically within two business days after the certificate completion has been issued. The Candidate ID will be used to register for your exam. Your course completion along with the Candidate ID will also be reported to Prometric. Note: Prometric will process the completion within 1-2 business days.

Candidates who complete the pre-licensing course and become eligible to take the exam will have six (6) months to successfully take and pass both portions of the appropriate Maryland licensing examination.

Step 2: Schedule your exam with your state’s testing provider, Prometric. The fastest way to schedule your exam is to do so online at Prometric. You can also schedule your exam over the phone at (800) 610-1174. Your exam may be taken at a physical Prometric examination center or via a remote online proctored exam. Please have your Candidate ID ready when scheduling your exam.

Exam Fee $60

In order to cancel your testing appointment without forfeiting your examination fee you must cancel at least two days in advance of your appointment. You may do so by phone or online.

Step 3: Take and pass your state licensing exam. On the day of your appointment you must bring with you two valid forms of government issued identification (driver’s license, passport, military I.D., etc.), one of which must contain your name and photograph. You will not be able to take your exam if these requirements are not met.

Security measures are taken at the testing site. Restrictions on what you may bring with you to the testing center, into the testing room, and what you may wear will be enforced. For more detailed information about the security measures that will be taken during your testing appointment, please read and review the candidate bulletin offered at Prometric.

At the end of your exam, you will receive a notice of completion via email. For questions regarding your exam, contact Prometric.

Step 4: Apply for your license. Maryland resident applicants must use the online application service at NIPR.

License Fee $54

Step 5: Maintain your license by being aware of your continuing education requirements. Most insurance licenses must be maintained by completing a certain number of credit hours of continuing education each licensing period. ExamFX offers continuing education courses that will help you comply with your state’s requirements.

 

 

How do I study for my insurance license in Maryland?

Resident individual applicants requesting a major line of authority are required to complete Maryland’s pre-licensing education requirements. For information regarding approved pre-licensing providers and courses please visit www.sircon.com or call 1-800-324-4592.

We recommend using ExamFX for pre-licensing study.

 

 

How do I schedule to take the insurance exam in Maryland?

Schedule your exam with your state’s testing provider, Prometric. The fastest way to schedule your exam is to do so online at Prometric. You can also schedule your exam over the phone at (800) 610-1174. Your exam may be taken at a physical Prometric examination center or via a remote online proctored exam. Please have your Candidate ID ready when scheduling your exam.

Exam Fee $60

 

When I test for the insurance license are there different parts?

There are 2 parts of the test in Maryland:

  1. General Knowledge which includes Product Knowledge, Terms and Concepts
  2. Maryland Specific which includes State Statutes, Rules and Regulations

 

How do I apply for a nonresident insurance license in Maryland?

Nonresidents can apply for their Maryland health license on NIPR:  Maryland / Non-Resident Licensing / Individual | NIPR. This page also includes information about fees, lines or authority, and the rules and regulations for that state.

 

How do I renew my insurance license in Maryland?

  • Individual producer licenses are issued on a biennial basis to expire on the last day of the producer’s birth month.
  • You may renew your license online at www.nipr.com

The renewal fee is $69

 

What do I do If my license has expired?

You will still need to complete your Continuing Education courses, pay your renewal fee, and you will also have to pay a $100 late renewal fee. If it’s over a year expired, you will have to retake the exam and reapply for your license.

What do I do for continuing education in Maryland?

  • Complete 24 hours of board approved Continuing Education courses
  • 3 of which have to be about ethics
  • Carry over hours are not allowed
  • Duplicate courses are not allowed within the same renewal period nor within 6 months
  • It is strongly recommended that all Continuing Education requirements be met thirty (30) days prior to license expiration to allow ample processing time
  • All licensed insurance producers, regardless of age are required to comply with Maryland’s continuing education requirements.
  • Nonresident licensees do not need to complete MD CE. If the home state of the non-resident is not reciprocal with MD for the license type and/or line of authority, then the nonresident licensee will need to complete MD CE requirements.

 

 

Maryland Licensing Information Bulletin