The Success Family of CE Companies provides this information as a courtesy to individuals who are subject to insurance continuing education requirements. Due to regulatory requirements we suggest that you contact your state department of insurance to insure that no regulatory changes have been enacted. Although ongoing efforts have been made to qualify that the information provided here is accurate and current, neither The Success Family of CE Companies nor its employees warrant or represent that this information is accurate and current. All information is subject to change without notice.

License Status

Insurance Continuing Education Hours Required

  • 24 hours required biennially.
  • Maine individual non-resident producer licenses are perpetual so there is no expiration date and no renewal fees. Maine individual resident producer licenses are renewed automatically by the Maine Professional & Financial Regulation office the first business day following the Continuing Education (CE) due date, as long as all CE requirements have been met.
  • An individual may not sell, solicit or negotiate LTC insurance unless the individual is licensed as an insurance producer for Life and Health insurance and completed an 8 hours one-time training course and a 4 hour follow-up training course every 24 months thereafter in order to continue to sell LTC policies.  The training requirement applies to both resident and nonresident producers.  Residents may earn CE credit if the training course was approved for CE credit.

New Requirement to Sell Annuities in Maine

State Specific Insurance Continuing Education Courses

  • 3 hours must be in ethics.
  • All Maine licensed resident producers who sell federal flood insurance policies shall be required to complete a one-time 3 hour requirement on flood insurance

Insurance Continuing Education Renewal or Compliance Date for Licensees

  • Continuation date is the end of the licensee’s birth month in even or odd years. Licensees born in even years will have continuation dates in even years. Licensees born in odd years will have continuation dates in odd years.

Insurance Continuing Education Types of Courses Accepted

  • Independent self study courses or classroom.
  • Final exams are closed book.

Monitor Requirements

  • Final exams DO require a Disinterested 3rd Party for courses approved 16 CE credit hours and above. (Virtual Monitors are allowed)

Reporting to Your State

  • State Insurance completions are reported 2 times every business day. If course is completed after 2 PM PT, it will be reported the following business day.
  • CFP reports are sent on Friday at 2 PM PT to the CFP Board electronically.
  • You may also self-report your CFP completions to www.cfp.net

Insurance Continuing Education Carryover Hours & Course Repetition

  • No excess CE credit hours may be carried over to the next renewal period.
  • Courses may not be taken more than once in each biennial renewal period. 

Insurance Continuing Education Exemptions

  • Individuals holding limited licenses (such as title insurance). 
  • Individuals licensed less than one year at the time of the first CE compliance date are exempt for that first reporting period.

Method to Certify Completion:

  • For Most States you will be able to print your certificate of completion online once you have completed your exam.
  • We usually report to the State Department of Insurance or regulatory board by the next business day.
  • It may, however, take your State DOI or regulatory board up to 30 days to report your completion results on their systems.
  • As an added service, we can Rapidly Report all of your completed courses the same business day (per credit order) for only $25.

Nonresidents:

  • Initial LTC Requirement: A non-resident producer must have completed an initial 8-hour NAIC Long-term care course approved by the state of Maine OR complete an 8-hour NAIC LTC course from another state to fulfill Maine requirements. 
  • On-going LTC Requirement: A 4-hour follow-up LTC course is required every 24 months.

Department of Insurance Contact Information:

Maine Insurance Bureau
Licensing Division
34 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0034
Contact/Phone: (207) 624-8411 or (207) 624-8412 or (207) 624-8413

Email: insurance.pfr@maine.gov

State Website: https://www.maine.gov/pfr/insurance/home

For a listing of the State Departments of Insurance websites provided by the NAIC (National Association of Insurance Commissioners), please go to: http://www.naic.org/state_web_map.htm

The Success Family of CE Companies provides this information as a courtesy to individuals who are subject to insurance continuing education requirements. Due to regulatory requirements we suggest that you contact your state department of insurance to insure that no regulatory changes have been enacted. Although ongoing efforts have been made to qualify that the information provided here is accurate and current, neither The Success Family of CE Companies nor its employees warrant or represent that this information is accurate and current. All information is subject to change without notice.