In Maine, insurance licenses are perpetual and automatically renew every two years. But licensees do need to complete continuing education requirements in order to keep their license current. (There is no requirement to take another exam from the state).
If this is the state you reside in, then renewing your license will also keep any non-resident license you have in good standing. You will still need to pay the license renewal fee for non-resident licenses held in other states.
Maine requires that resident individual licensees complete twenty-four (24) credit hours of continuing education every two-year renewal period. Three (3) hours must be in the subject of ethics. Credits cannot include the same course taken repeatedly in one reporting period.
If you have a producer license in more than one line of authority (ex. Property & Casualty and Life & Health), you don’t need to complete double the hours.
You may take your continuing education courses either in person in a classroom setting or online as a self-paced course.
Upon completion of these courses, the company who you took the course from should send the certificate of completion directly to the state. You may want to print a copy of this certificate to keep in your records just in case there is a dispute later.
Licensees will get a notice six months before the continued education due date. After you have completed your continuing education, your license will automatically be renewed one business day after the due date. You may check your due date using the Maine Regulatory Licensing & Permitting online tool. AgentSync can also help with the renewal process.