Who should take the Title Insurance Pre-Licensing Class?

A Title Insurance Producer (TIP) or a Title Insurance Producer Independent Contractor (TIPIC) must first take the Title Insurance Pre-Licensing class before sitting for the Title Insurance Licensing Exam. Both must be licensed by the Maryland Insurance Commissioner to conduct business in Maryland. It is the title insurer’s responsibility to see that all appointed TIPs and TIPICs are appropriately licensed.​

A TIP is a person (individual or company), including an attorney, who solicits, procures, or negotiates title insurance contracts for compensation or who provides escrow, closing, or settlement services that may result in the issuance of a title insurance contract.

A TIPIC is an independent contractor, including an attorney, who provides on behalf of a TIP escrow, closing, or settlement services that may result in the issuance of a title insurance contract. A TIPIC must be a commissioned notary in order to witness documents.

Who Oversees the Title Insurance License? 

The Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) oversees TIPs and TIPICs. Learn more, and read more FAQs on the MIA site

Where are the Title Insurance License Application Forms? 

Licensing Forms

What if I do not have my eligibility number to schedule my exam?
If you completed your education requirements after October 1, 2020, and do not have your eligibility number, please contact us. If you completed your education requirements prior to October 1, 2020, you should have received an email from Prometric with your eligibility numbers.

Prometric Exam Code and Cost for the Original Exam and a Retake of the Exam
Title Producer General – Code 2005 – $60
Title Producer State – Code 2006 – $60

How do I register for my exam?
Maryland Insurance and Prometric are pleased to announce the availability of the Maryland Insurance exams via Remotely Proctored testing using Prometric’s ProProctor™ application. To learn more about the ProProctor™ testing program and register to take the exam using this application, click here.

The quickest and easiest way to schedule your exam is to do it online, which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. From the Prometric home page (https://live-prometric.pantheonsite.io/), search for or select the name of the test you want to take under the test taker menu. You’ll be brought to the “home page” for the organization whose exam it is. Click action links on the left-hand side and simply follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process. You’ll go through a handful of steps that will include finding a test center where your exam is available, entering your personal information, supplying eligibility information, if necessary and payment screens.

You may also schedule your exam by calling 1-800-610-1174 between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. (Eastern Time), Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST Saturday and Sunday.

Whichever method of registration you select, Prometric accepts credit card payments using Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. If you choose to mail your application, you may pay with a company check or cashier’s check, but NOT with a personal check. Please make sure that you are registering for the correct exam. Please note that all registration fees are NON-TRANSFERABLE and NON-REFUNDABLE once paid.

Where are the in-person testing centers?

Baltimore
Canton Crossing
1501 South Clinton Street, 2nd Floor
Baltimore, MD  21224

Bethesda
8120 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 510
Bethesda, MD  20814

Columbia
6304 Woodside Court
Columbia, MD  21046

Landover-Hyattsville
4301 Garden City Drive, Suite 203
Hyattsville, MD  20785

Salisbury
1322 Belmont Avenue, Suite 203
Salisbury, MD  21801

Towson
8601 LaSalle Road, Suite 106
Towson, MD  21286

What is considered a passing score?
To achieve a passing score on the examination, you must receive a 70% or higher on each examination.

What if I failed an exam previously taken with PSI?
Your past testing has been communicated to Prometric. Any exam taken with PSI that resulted in a failed outcome will count toward the retake rule in place. If you fail the examination, you will need to retake the exam. If you fail one portion of a two-part exam, you must retake and pass ONLY that failed portion. The retake must occur within six months of your eligibility. If you fail an exam, you can’t take that same exam for four days.

What if I need to reschedule or cancel my exam?

  • To reschedule your existing exam appointment, you must contact Prometric more than 24 hours prior to the exam appointment date in order to avoid forfeiting your exam fee.
  • To cancel your existing exam appointment, you must contact Prometric either through their toll-free number or by visiting www.prometric.com/maryland/Insurance more than 24 hours prior to your scheduled exam appointment in order to avoid forfeiting your original exam fee.

How do I request an exam refund?
If you paid via credit card online and cancel your exam, the amount you paid will be automatically refunded to the card you used.

If you would like to request an exam refund, you must initiate a refund by going to https://fs6.formsite.com/Prometric/form33/index.html and completing the refund form.

How much time do I have to finish the exam? How many questions are there?
You may find your exam’s time limit and number of questions by going to www.prometric.com/maryland/insurance. In addition to the time limit and number of questions, you will find a generalized list of subjects covered in the exam. These outlines may aid you in determining what you should study during your test preparations.

I took an exam with PSI before, is Prometric’s exam the same?
The exams will test on the same knowledge contained in the content outlines, but the exam questions may be different. The structure of the exams also will differ from those taken previously with PSI. Both companies offer licensee exams, but the look and feel of the exams will be different. Overall, both exams will be testing to ensure that you are knowledgeable on the subject. 

When should I get to my appointment on the day of my exam?
Please arrive at your exam appointment at least 30 minutes prior to the start of your exam. This will ensure that the Test Center Administrators can check you in properly.

What identification do I need for my appointment?
You must provide one form of identification. The ID must be a non-expired, government-issued, photo- and signature-bearing ID. If the primary ID does not include a photo or signature, then you must provide a secondary ID that contains the missing piece of information.

More Information

Read more online at the Maryland Insurance Administration's website