Insurance License Renewal
The license term is every 2 years based on the last day of the producer’s birth month. Producers born in even years renew in even years. Producers born in odd years renew in odd years.
License Renewal Process
This is an online renewal service through the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR). NIPR collects a processing fee of $5.00 in addition to the renewal fee charged by the Bureau.
Please remember that licenses cannot be renewed more than 60 days prior to the renewal date. A notice will be mailed notifying licensees of the renewal period.
State Insurance Product Training Requirements
State required training for insurance producers that sell annuity products.
Frequency: Effective November 1, 2015: All producers currently licensed to sell, solicit, and negotiate annuity products must complete a one-time annuity training course approved for at least 4 hours by May 1, 2016. All producers licensed on or after November 1, 2015 must complete this training prior to selling, soliciting, or negotiating such products. *Residents who satisfy the training requirements of another state that are similar to the Maine law, will be deemed compliant for the Maine requirement.
Long-Term Care Training
State required training for insurance producers that sell long-term care products.
Frequency: One-time training must be complete prior to selling LTC products.
Frequency: Ongoing training must be completed every renewal cycle, following the initial training requirement.
NFIP Flood Training
State required training for insurance producers that sell flood insurance products.
Frequency: One-time training must be complete prior to selling flood insurance products.
Insurance CE Exam Requirements
Exams are open book, and students may refer to course materials to complete the exam. Students have unlimited retakes.
There are no monitoring requirements.
Self-Study Final Exam: 70%
Repetition and Carryover
CE completed in excess of the requirement is not allowed to be carried forward to the next license cycle.
CE courses may not be taken more than once within a license term. Credit taken to remedy a deficiency in a prior licensing period does not count toward the CE requirement for the current period.
Reporting and Insurance CE Certificates of Completion
Certificates of Completion
WebCE provides online, printable certificates of completion in Maine. Certificates of completion will be available to print online immediately after a final exam is passed. The licensee must keep a copy of each certificate of completion in his or her file for 5 years.
Next-Day Reporting: WebCE reports course completions to Maine every business day.
Insurance CE Course Requirements
Online and paper self-study.
Students should read the course material prior to taking the final exam.
Courses can be taken in any license type for CE credit. Of the 24-hour CE requirement, 3 hours must be in ethics.
Non-Resident Insurance CE Requirements
State-Specific Insurance Product Training
Effective November 1, 2015: All producers currently licensed to sell, solicit, and negotiate annuity products must complete a one-time annuity training course approved for at least 4 hours by May 1, 2016. All producers licensed on or after November 1, 2015 must complete this training prior to selling, soliciting, or negotiating such products. *Nonresidents who satisfy the training requirements of another state that are similar to the Maine law, will be deemed compliant for the Maine requirement.
Non-Resident Insurance CE Requirements
For non-resident licensees, in order to use this service, you must hold an active license in your resident state. Therefore, in some instances, such as a non-resident Maine adjuster whose home state does not require adjuster licensing, online renewal is not available. In these cases, renewals must be processed by returning the renewal invoice and payment to the Bureau.
Exemptions from Insurance CE Requirements
Insurance CE Exemptions
The following individuals are exempt from CE requirements:
- Producers who receive their licenses less than one year before their first compliance date are exempt from CE requirements for their first license term.
- Non-resident producers who meet their home states' CE requirements are exempt from Maine CE requirements if that home state has a reciprocal arrangement with Maine.
Maine Department of Insurance
WebCE provides information as a courtesy to individuals who are subject to continuing education (CE) as insurance producers, agents, adjusters and/or brokers. Although reasonable efforts have been made to ensure that the information provided here is accurate and current, neither WebCE nor its employees warrant or represent that this information is accurate and current. All information is subject to change without notice.