Property/Casualty Pre-Licensing Training

Licensing candidates are required to complete 20 course hours per lineof authority.

To be eligible to take the Property/Casualty licensing exam you must complete 40 hours of course instruction. At the Independent Insurance Agents of Maryland (IIAMD) we offer a 5 day licensing course that covers Property, Casualty and MD Law.

Course Information

Course Fee:**Tuition does not include the cost of the MD state exam**

Members: $300 (Agency must be a member of IIAMD)

Non-Members: $350

Course Location:

Big I Maryland Headquarters

2408 Peppermill Dr., Ste A

Glen Burnie, MD. 21061

Time:Monday through Friday, 9am-4:30pm

Material: Each registrant receives the Maryland Property & Casualty Pass Package textbook which includes access to an online exam simulator, the Candidate Information Bulletin and the property/casualty content outline. All material is distributed the first day of class.

Attendance: In order to be eligible to take the state licensing exam you must attend all five days of class. If you miss any amount of time, including showing up late for class, you will be asked to transfer to the next available class. 

Exam Eligibility Period

Effective October 1, 2018, a candidate's eligibility period will be six (6) months. 

  • Candidates who complete the pre-licensing course and become eligible to take the exam will have 6 months to successfully take and pass both portions of the appropriate Maryland licensing examination.
  • Candidates who do not pass the examinations within the six (6) month period will have to retake the pre-licensing course and apply to retake both portions of the examination.



Veterans

Property/Casualty pre-licensing classes offered through IIAMD are FREE to all U.S. Veterans! After you register for one of our courses all that is required is that you send a copy of your current photo I.D. as well as a copy of your DD 214. You may email it to kate@iiamd.org.

What's Next: After you complete the pre-licensing course

State Licensing Exam: Upon completion of the 40 hour course you will then be eligible to schedule and sit for your Maryland licensing exam. The state exam is administered by PSI. You are responsible for scheduling and payment of the state exam. The exam can be scheduled by visiting https://candidate.psiexams.com. You can only schedule the exam once you have completed the 40 hour course. The cost of the exam is $70.

License Application: Once you have passed your state exam you are ready to apply and pay for your initial insurance license. You can apply for your license by visiting the National Insurance Producer Registry at www.nipr.com. The cost of the initial license is $54 plus a $6.18 transaction fee charged by NIPR.

Validity of Examination Results

Effective October 1, 2018the examination results will be valid for six (6) months.

  • Candidates who have successfully taken and passed both portions of the Maryland licensing examination will have six (6) months to apply for the appropriate Maryland license.
  • Candidates who do not apply for the appropriate license within the six (6) month period will have to retake the pre-licensing course and apply to retake both portions of the examination.


Continuing Education Requirements: Congratulations on becoming a licensed insurance producer! Now that you hold a Maryland property/casualty producer license you are required to complete 24 CE hours every two year license renewal term. Of those 24 hours, 3 hours must be done in the category of Ethics. If you sell Flood insurance, you are also required to complete an approved 2 hour Flood course every 2 year renewal term.

Pre-licensing Education Waiver/Employer Affidavit

A pre-licensing course is not required of a candidate who:

1) Holds one of the following designations:

  • AAI – Accredited Advisor in Insurance
  • ARM – Associate in Risk Management
  • CIC – Certified Insurance Counselor
  • CPCU – Chartered Property/Casualty Underwriter OR

2) Has been employed by an insurer, producer, or agency for a year or more (within the past three calendar years). If you have worked for more than one employer within that year of employment you will need to get each employer to fill out an affidavit.

If either of the above apply, please fill out the Education Waiver/Employer Affidavit and submit to the MIA for approval.

Eligibility Period for Pre-Licensing Waiver

Effective October 1, 2018,the pre-licensing education waiver will be valid for six (6) months.

  • Candidates who are granted a pre-licensing education waiver will have 6 months to successfully take and pass both portions of the appropriate Maryland licensing examination.
  • Candidates who do not take nor successfully pass both portions of the examinations within the six (6) month period will have to take a pre-licensing course and apply to retake both portions of the examination.
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