Maine Insurance Continuing Education Courses and Requirements

MAINE CE COURSES

The following courses are currently available for Maine:

Course NameCredit HoursLine of Authority
Anti-Money Laundering2.00Ethics
Ethical Practices: Avoiding E&O Claims3.00Ethics
Ethics & Insurance: How to Sell Ethically & Comply with the Law3.00Ethics
NFIP Flood Insurance3.00Flood
Indexed Product Training4.00LH
Distribution Planning4.00Life/Health
Group Benefits & Worksite Insurance4.00Life/Health
Health Insurance Policies: Protecting Clients from Health-Related Loss5.00Life/Health
Life Insurance Policy Types & Suitability6.00Life/Health
Medicare Supplement Insurance: Closing the Gap4.00Life/Health
Principles of Life and Health Insurance12.00Life/Health
Retirement Planning4.00Life/Health
Variable Life & Annuities: Understanding Investment Potential and Risks5.00Life/Health
Annuity Suitability Certification Training4.00Life/Health/Annuity
Long Term Care Certification Training8.00LTC
LTC Certification Refresher4.00LTC
Businessowners Policy (BOP)4.00Property/Casualty
Commercial Lines: Property/Auto/Liability4.00Property/Casualty
Personal Lines: Protecting Your Client's Home, Auto, & Critical Risks7.00Property/Casualty

 

REQUIRED HOURS

Producers in Maine are required to take 24 hours of CE, including 3 hours of ethics, every two-year license term. Licensees must renew on or before the last day of the licensee’s birth month every 2 years. Licensees who are born in an even year will renew on even years, those born in an odd year will renew on odd years. No carry over credits are allowed and a student cannot take a course more than once in a 2-year license term. CE credits taken to complete a previous license term deficiency will not count for the current license cycle.

 

CATEGORY RESTRICTIONS

Students may take an approved course in any line of authority to obtain their Continuing Education credits, but it is recommended that they take courses pertaining to their license type.

 

SPECIAL TRAINING

• LONG TERM CARE PARTNERSHIP TRAINING - Before a Producer can sell or solicit Long Term Care Insurance, they must be complete an initial 8-hour state approved LTC training course. Producers must then complete a 4-hour ongoing training requirement every two- year license term.

• ANNUITY SUITABILITY TRAINING – Producers must complete a one-time 4-hour annuity suitability course before selling annuity products.

• FLOOD INSURANCE TRAINING – Maine licensed producers who sell National Flood Insurance Policies are required to take a one-time 3-hour course on Flood Insurance.

 

COURSE PRESENTATION

• CERTIFICATION EXAM – Students are required to pass the certification exam with a 70% or better. Exams must be monitored by a disinterested third party who certifies that the licensee completed the exam without outside assistance.

• STUDY BY TOPIC QUIZZES – ExamFX recommends that all Study by Topic Quizzes are passed with a 70% or better.

• STUDENT AND PROCTOR ATTESTATION – The student and proctor attestation must be completed following the certificate exam.


CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION AND REPORTING

Students may print their certificate directly from the course after completing the curriculum requirements. Completions are reported to state entities within two (2) business days of the certificate having been issued. Sircon charges $1.00 per course in order to report completions. This fee is charged to the student before the certification exam may be accessed.

 

NONRESIDENT PRODUCERS

Nonresident producers are not required to take CE if they have completed CE in their home state and remain in good standing. If the home state does not have a CE requirement, nonresident producers must comply with Maine’s CE requirement.

 

CE EXEMPTIONS

The following are exempt from Maine 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.

• Nonresidents who meet their home state’s requirement and maintain an active license in that state.

 

LICENSE RENEWAL

Producers can renew their license here. A notice will be mailed to the licensee with information regarding the renewal period. Licenses may not be renewed more than 60 days before the renewal date.

 

STATE CONTACT INFORMATION

Maine Department of Insurance

 

Phone: (207)-624-8411


Fax: (207) 624-8599


Email: Insurance.PFR@maine.gov

Mailing Address:
Maine Department of Insurance 76 Northern Ave.
Gardiner, ME 04345

The information displayed above is for informational purposes only. ExamFX is not responsible for the accuracy of the information on this page. All steps have been taken to make sure that the information relayed on this page is accurate; however, information is subject to change without notice. It is the responsibility of the producer to be compliant per their states requirements.