License Requirements

How to Get a Maryland Insurance License

How to Get a Maryland Insurance License

Maryland Updates

10/13/2021:  Prometric will be changing the Maryland Insurance Administration exams to a 1-part examination effective 10/21/2021.  The current 2-part exams will no longer be offered after 10/13/2021, including retake exams.

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 and will be issued an eligibility ID used for scheduling. 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.





Accident & Health






Personal Lines


2. Pass a Licensing Exam


Making Exam Reservations

Licensing exams are provided by Prometric. Candidates have the option to register to take their exam online or at a physical location. 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: 

      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 Code

Exam Name

Exam Time

Total Questions


Life Producer

1 hr 45 mins



Accident/Health or Sickness Producer

1 hr 45 mins



Life/Accident/Health or Sickness Producer Combo

2 hrs 30 mins



Adviser Life/Accident/Health or Sickness

1 hr 45 mins



Property Producer

1 hr 45 mins



Casualty Producer

1 hr 45 mins



Property/Casualty Producer Combo

2 hrs 30 mins



Personal Lines

2 hrs 15 mins


3. Apply for License

Apply for your license by completing an application at

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.