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Want to pursue a career as an insurance agent? You will first need to become licensed. The Maryland Insurance Administration requires licensing candidates to take an approved pre-licensing course and complete 20 hours per line of authority. Big I Maryland offers a Property and Casualty Pre-Licensing Program. The program is offered in a classroom setting and there is also an online/self-study option through our partner, WebCE. 


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

Members: $300 (Agency must be a member of Big I MD)

Non-Members: $350


Course Location:

IIAMD 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 re-register for the next available class at your expense. No transfers will be given. There are NO EXCEPTIONS!


Property/Casualty pre-licensing classes offered through IIAMD are FREE to all U.S. Veterans! Please make sure you read our cancellation policy before registering.

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 kyrsten@BigIMD.com


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.




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 Prometric. You are responsible for scheduling and payment of the state exam. The exam can be scheduled by visiting https://www.prometric.com/maryland/insurance You can only schedule the exam once you have completed the 40 hour course. The cost of the exam is $60.

NEW for 2020/2021: You may now complete the state exam in two ways, either in a physical test center or in a remotely proctored testing location using Prometric's ProProctor application. You may take the exam at any Prometric test center in Maryland or in a remotely proctored location.

State Licensing Exam Restriction: If you fail the state examination, you will need to retake the exam. If you fail one portion of a two-part exam, you must retake and pass ONLY that failed portion. The retake must occur within six months of passing the first portion. If you fail an exam, you can't take that same exam for four days. 

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. See Maryland CE Requirements for more information.


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 P/C 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.




2408 Peppermill Dr., Ste A

Glen Burnie, MD. 21061


(P) 410.766.0600

Email: info@BigIMD.com


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