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The Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) issues licenses to individuals and business entities to act as Title Insurance Producers. Business entities include corporations, sole proprietors, professional assocations, partnerships, limited liability companies or limited liability partnerships.
All resident individuals requesting a title insurance producer license are required to complete pre-licensing education and pass the Maryland title exam. Work Experience can be substituted for course work for which the applicant will be tested. (Reference: §10-104). The completed Insurance Education Waiver Application / Affidavit of Employer must be sent to and approved by the MIA before taking the examination.
Insurance Education Waiver Application/Affidavit of EmployerCandidates 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 6-month period will have to take a pre-licensing course and apply to retake both portions of the examination.
PSI is the MIA’s current vendor for Pre Licensing and Examination services. You may view approved pre-licensing providers and courses, schedule an examination, or download a copy of the Maryland Candidate Information Bulletin on PSI’s website, www.psiexams.com.
Nonresidents must be licensed and in good standing as a Title Insurance Producer in their resident state. If the resident state does not issue licenses for the Title line of authority, the applicant must follow all of the Maryland resident pre-licensing education and examination requirements and complete MD continuing education.
Refer to the PDF for a list of non-reciprocal states. If you are a resident of one of these states you must complete the Maryland resident Title requirements.List of non-reciprocal states as of 2018
INITIAL LICENSE APPLICATION:
* All initial Title Insurance Producer applicants must submit a paper application. *
To apply for a license as an Individual Title Insurance Producer, in addition to passing the Maryland Title Producer exam, an individual must:
To apply for a license as a Business Entity Title Insurance Producer, a business entity must:
All renewal applications may be submitted online. Applicants for a license renewal must submit all of the same document requirements as an applicant for an initial Title Producer’s License. (Refer to instructions and forms above; See Ins. Art. §§ 10-121 and 10-125.)
Individual producer licenses are issued on a biennial basis to expire on the last day of the producer’s birth month. Business entity licenses expire 2 years after they are issued.
For up to one (1) year after the expiration date, licensees may seek to have an expired license reinstated by submitting the required application, $69 fee ($54 renewal fee + $15 fraud prevention fee), completion of the continuing education requirements in § 10-116, and $100 reinstatement fee.
After one (1) year from the expiration date, licensees may re-apply for an initial license by completing all the Maryland initial license requirements.
PROMETRIC is the MIA's vendor for continuing education services. For information regarding course offerings or to view your continuing education transcript, please visit www.Sircon.com (Look-up Courses or Transcript) or call 1-800-324-4592.
Producer Continuing Education Credit Requirements - details the CE requirements for various lines.
A Producer may obtain all or part of the credit hours of continuing education required for renewal of a license from classroom, correspondence or online courses approved by the Commissioner.
A resident producer who is licensed for Title only must complete 13 credit hours of continuing education in Title courses and 3 hours in the category of ethics. A non-resident producer from a non-reciprocal state must comply with Maryland’s continuing education requirements.
Note: All licensed insurance producers, regardless of age, are required to comply with Maryland’s continuing education requirements.Complete your continuing education requirements at least 30 days before your license expires to allow adequate time to process your renewal application.Maryland Attorneys admitted to practice law in the State of Maryland by the Maryland Court of Appeals who hold a producer license to sell only Title insurance are exempt from the title continuing education requirement. Attorneys must be in good standing with the Maryland Court of Appeals and provide a letter of Good Standing from the Maryland Court of Appeals issued within the last 90 days.
PAPER AND ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS:
The initial application packets in PDF format are available below along with the supplement forms. Thecompleted application and all additional documents should be mailed to:The Maryland Insurance AdministrationAttn: Producer Licensing200 Saint Paul Place, Suite 2700Baltimore, Maryland 21202* Payments should be in the form or a check, money order, or cashier’s check made payable to: Maryland Insurance Administration.
Supplement forms: (Those who submit online renewal applications may use the supplemental forms below.)
Online renewal applications may be submitted electronically through NIPR (www.nipr.com). A confirmation email will be sent to the email address provided on the application when your online application has been received. Make note of the transaction number so you may reference this when sending additional documents or inquiring for status.
Supplement forms and/or inquiries may be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In most cases, complete individual applications are processed in 10-15 business days and business entity applications are processed in 30 business days. Incomplete applications may incur delays, be rejected/denied or not be processed.
Do a NAME SEARCH to verify if your application has been approved. When you have your license number, go to PRINT LICENSE to get a copy of your license. Fill in all search criteria to enable a successful search. Maryland does not send copies of licenses.
Note: All license or certificate fees are non-refundable whether the application has been approved, denied, cancelled, withdrawn, or when an applicant submits multiple applications for the same license or certificate.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR TITLE PRODUCERS:Title Insurance Producers and Title Insurance Producer Independent Contractors - Frequently Asked QuestionsBulletin 09-14 for additional instructions regarding bond requirements.MAHT Notice to Title Insurers (2011)2015 Courtesy Reminder On-Site Review Report Form Producer Enforcement Summary updated monthlyMaryland Insurance AdministrationProducer Licensing Customer Service: 1-888-204-6198 Producer Licensing Fax: (410) 468-2399Producer Licensing Email email@example.com
200 St. Paul Place, Suite 2700, Baltimore, MD 21202
410-468-2000 | 1-800-492-6116 (toll free) | 1-800-735-2258 (TTY)