License Requirements


How to Get a Maryland Insurance License

How to Get a Maryland Insurance License

COVID-19 Updates

9/29/20:  Prometric becomes the new test vendor in Maryland beginning 10/1/20.  Candidates will have the option to take remotely proctored exams via Prometric's ProProctor online proctoring solution.
5/01/20:  PSI testing is available on a limited basis due to social distancing precautions and varies by location.

Maryland Insurance Administration

Testing Provider (Prometric)

(888) 204-6198

(800) 610-1174

 

A.D. Banker Provider #: 207864

1. Complete a Prelicensing Course

If you would like to sell insurance as an insurance producer in Maryland, you must pass a licensing exam. To prepare for the licensing exam, you must take a state-approved insurance course. Insurance prelicensing courses are provided by A.D. Banker & Company in many different formats: classroom, web classes, online courses, or self-study. All courses are cross-referenced with the exam content outline. 

 

To satisfy the requirements for your course, you will need to pass a Certification Exam.  The Certification Exam is not monitored.  After passing the Certification Exam with a 70% or greater, A.D. Banker will report your course completion to Prometric. You will be able to schedule your exam within 1-2 business days of the reporting. Prelicensing education is valid for 6 months from the completion date; you will need to take and pass your state exam within this timeframe. 
Candidates who do not successfully take and pass the examinations within the six (6) month period, must retake the prelicensing course and apply to retake both portions of the examination.

Line

Hours

Life

20

Accident & Health

20

Property

20

Casualty

20

Personal Lines

20

2. Pass a Licensing Exam

 

Making Exam Reservations

Licensing exams are provided by Prometric. You can make an exam reservation online, by phone, fax, or mail.  Exam fees may be paid with a MasterCard, Visa, money order, company check, or cashier’s check.  Personal checks are not accepted. You can register to have your fingerprints taken at the same time that you register for your exam.

  • Online:  Make an online reservation with Prometric
  • Phone:  (800) 610-1174
  • Fax:  Registration via fax or mail is a two-step process:
    1. Submit the registration form along with payment to: 

      Prometric
      ATTN: MD Insurance Exam Registration
      7941 Corporate Drive
      Nottingham, MD 21236
      Fax: (800) 347-9242

    2. Call (800) 610-1174 after the registration has been processed to schedule your exam.

What to Bring

  • A current, signed form of identification.  The identification document must:
    • Be government-issued (e.g., driver’s license, state-issued or  military id card)
    • Contain both a current photo and your signature
    • Have a name that exactly matches the name used to register for the exam

Exam Procedures

  • Report to the test center 30 minutes before the exam to verify identification and be photographed.
  • All testing sessions are video and audio recorded.
  • No personal items are allowed in the testing room such as cell phones, watches, wallets, or purses.

Exam Format

  • Each major line exam is given in a multiple-choice format.
  • Each exam contains “experimental” questions that are mixed in with the scored questions and are not identified. Experimental questions may not be covered in the candidate’s educational materials and do not affect your final score!
  • The passing score required on each exam is 70%.
  • When you complete the exam, your score will be displayed on the screen and you will receive a printed score report. The score report will include whether you passed or failed, the overall percentage score, and percentage correct for each of the major sections of the exam.
  • Prometric notifies the Department of Insurance your exam results within 2 business days.
  • Candidates who do not pass can schedule the exam again with no waiting period.

 

Maryland Exam Information

Exam Name

Exam Time

Total Questions

Life Producer General

1 hr 15 min

65

Life Producer State

30 min

25

Health Producer General

1 hr 15 min

65

Health Producer State

30 min

25

Life & Health Producer General

2 hrs

115

Life & Health Producer State

30 min

25

Life & Health Adviser General

1 hr 30 min

75

Life & Health Adviser State

30 min

15

Property Producer General 

1 hr

55

Property Producer State

45 min

35

Casualty Producer General

1 hr

55

Casualty Producer State

45 min

35

Property & Casualty Producer General

1 hr 45 min

90

Property & Casualty Producer State

45 min

40

Personal Lines Producer General

1 hr 30 min

80

Personal Lines Producer State

45 min

30

3. Apply for License

Apply for your license by completing an application at www.nipr.com.

A.D. Banker Prelicensing Course Free Trial

A.D. Banker & Company provides licensing information as a courtesy to our students. While reasonable attempts have been made to ensure the accuracy of this information, licensees are ultimately responsible for ensuring that they are in compliance with the requirements set forth by their state licensing entity. A.D. Banker & Company offers no guarantee of the accuracy of this information and will not be held liable in case of noncompliance with the license requirements.