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