Take Your Career To New HeightsOnce you have decided to pursue a career as an insurance agent, you will need to become licensed. The Maryland Insurance Administration requires that all applicants seeking an insurance license take an approved pre-licensing course. Each of the four major lines of authority requires 20 hours of prelicensing study. We have your training covered!
Pre-Licensing Training Options:
We are pleased to offer an instructor-led Property & Casualty Pre-Licensing Program at the Big I Maryland Headquarters. Our training program runs Monday-Friday and will satisfy the 40-hour Maryland PLE requirement.
Veterans Pre-Licensing Program
We have partnered with WebCE to offer pre-licensing training solutions to best fit your learning style. You can now complete Property & Casualty and Life & Health training completely online.
What's Next: After You Complete Your Training
Register for Your Exam
After completing your required pre-licensing course, you must pass the state licensing exam. To schedule your examination, visit the Prometric website or call 800-610-1174. Download the License Information Bulletin for additional information regarding registering and scheduling your state licensing exam.
Apply For Your License
Once you have passed the state licensing exam, you can apply for your initial insurance license. Please note there is a transaction fee and a state licensing fee when submitting your application. Upon completing your exam, you will have six months to apply for the appropriate license. You can apply for your license by visiting the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR).
Maintain Your License
Licensees are responsible for complying with Maryland insurance laws and rules, including but not limited to timely reporting changes of address and timely renewing insurance licenses. Maryland law requires producers to notify the Administration of an address change within 30 days.
License Renewal: A licensee must submit an application and renewal fee up to 90 days before the date the license expires. The licensee is solely responsible for renewing the license before its expiration. The Maryland Insurance Administration will send a renewal notice to the email address on file.
Continuing Education: Most licenses require 24 hours of continuing education, including 3 hours of ethics education every renewal period. For more information regarding Maryland continuing education requirements click here.