Maine Insurance CE
Continuing Education That Is:
Yes. Our Maine state approval number is: 374.
Most students will have their credits processed the same day on which they complete their final exam. If a course is completed outside of our normal business hours, these credits will be processed on the morning of the next business day. Once your credits have been successfully filed, you will receive a notification email that also contains your Certificate of Completion.
No. Self-study final exams do not require a monitor.
Self-study final exams are open book. Producers may refer to the course material as often as needed. Most of our courses allow you to download the class materials as a PDF. Please check the details page of your desired course to see if such material is available.
The final exam must be passed with a score of 70 percent or higher to receive credit. Students have unlimited attempts to pass the exam.
No. There are no processing fees in this state.
No. You may spend as much time with the course material as you feel necessary, and you may come and go from that material as often as you like. There is no time limit on our exams, however all exams must be completed within one sitting. Once started, if an exam is abandoned for any reason you will need to begin that exam from the beginning when you next return.
Do take special note that every course has an expiration date, which is based on both the state approval and your website purchase date. In order to receive credit you must complete the course before that expiration date.
Producers - Life & Health; Property & Casualty
24 CE hours*, including 3 hours of ethics, are required every 2-year license term.
*See Special Training/Education Requirements below.
Special Training/Education Requirements
Long-Term Care (LTC)
Initial 8-hour LTC training requirement: Before selling LTC insurance products in Maine, producers must complete an initial 8-hour, state-approved LTC training course.
Ongoing 4-hour LTC training requirement: After completing the initial 8-hour training requirement, LTC producers must complete 4 hours of state-approved LTC training every renewal cycle.
- Maine producers who also sell federal flood insurance policies must complete a one-time 3-hour course approved for National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) training.
- Effective November 1, 2015 producers and brokers must complete an annuity course approved by Bureau of Insurance of at least four hours in length and meet carrier producer training requirements. Producers licensed prior to the effective date have until May 1, 2016 to complete training. Completing a course in another state with similar requirements will satisfy the Maine requirement.
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.
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.
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.
CE completed in excess of the requirement is not allowed to be carried forward to the next license cycle.
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.
- Nonresident 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
Fax: (207) 624-8599
Maine Department of Insurance
76 Northern Ave.
Gardiner, ME 04345
Disclaimer: InsuranceStudy provides this 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 InsuranceStudy nor its employees warrant or represent that this information is accurate and current. All information is subject to change without notice. We encourage you to contact the relevant licensing body and/or your carrier to find the most up-to-date and personally relevant requirements.