The Academy’s Pre-Licensing Course

To become a Title Insurance Producer (also known as a title agent, closing agent, or settlement agent) or a Title Insurance Producer Independent Contractor (TIPIC) in Maryland, you must complete a Pre-Licensing course that has been approved by the state government. The agency that issues the license is the Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA). The Academy’s course has been approved by the MIA. Completion of our course will allow you to take the mandatory licensing exam.

To prepare you for the Maryland Title Insurance Producer Licensing Examination, we provide a variety of teaching methods for Title Insurance Pre-Licensing education that will meet your scheduling needs and learning preferences.

Do you prefer a class with an instructor on-site to answer your questions? Do you want to read the material on your own and complete your study at home? Do you like online webinars? Do you prefer to view recordings where you can stop-and-go at your own pace, reviewing several times? All of these methods are provided, up-to-date monthly, as part of our course. Your success is important to us! We provide you with all of these formats to make your study time productive and easy to schedule.

Upon completion of all four modules, you will receive a Prometric Test Eligibility number, which will allow you to take the MD state licensing exam to become a Maryland Title Insurance Producer.

We will work with you to assure your success—in passing the exam and starting your new career. We also offer job training and business building courses. We encourage you to call us and speak with us about the courses and the licensing process: 443-328-8485.

The Academy’s Modular Program

The Academy’s Pre-Licensing course is divided into four modules. With our program, you can mix-it-up, completing the 4 Title Insurance Licensing modules on your schedule, with complete format flexibility. This Pre-Licensing Course is offered live, as a live webinar, and as self-paced study using videos and written materials.

Module One: Introduction – Basic Title Insurance Concepts
Module Two: The Closing
Module Three: Title Insurance Commitments, Policies, Endorsements, and Rate Calculations
Module Four: State Laws and Regulations

Live Webinar – Each module is a live webinar session. You can fully interact with the instructor, asking questions during the session. Completion of a module in this format requires mastery of the material in each module and passing (70% correct) an exam given at the end of each.

Live – Each module is a live session. When scheduled, the locations, dates, and times of the sessions will be shown below. Completion of a module in this format requires attendance for the full session.

Videos with Written Materials – Each module is presented as a video recording and PDF. Completion of a module requires passing (70% correct) an exam given at the end of the module.

The Live Webinar Pre-licensing Courses

5:00 to 9:15 pm each date
The October Course Dates: 12, 13, 19, and 20
The November Course Dates: 9, 10, 16, and 17
The December Course Dates: 7, 8, 14, and 15
The January Course Dates: 11, 12, 18 and 19

Cost:
Basic Package – $399
Premier Package – $475
To register and pay, visit the Shopping Cart to view details of options and costs. PayPal offers delayed and divided payment options, breaking your payment into 4 separate payments.

The Academy’s Course Instructor

Ned Livornese, Esq.

Ned Livornese grew up in Maryland and graduated from the University of Colorado and the Denver University School of Law. He is a licensed attorney in Colorado and in Maryland.

He started his title insurance career in Colorado by creating a title insurance agency with offices in 4 cities. In 2010, he returned to Maryland as General Counsel for ELTG, LLC, a national title insurance agency primarily underwritten by Stewart Title. In 2014, he joined Stewart Title as its Maryland State Underwriter. In 2016, he was hired by WFG National Title, a national company, where he was its primary underwriter for Maryland and mid-Atlantic states. He was appointed to WFG’s national underwriting staff in 2019. More recently, he was hired by First National Title Insurance Company based in Plano, TX, at its Mid-Atlantic and National Underwriter.

Ned has extensive experience with underwriting title insurance transactions in almost every U.S. jurisdiction. That gives him an unequalled perspective of the title insurance industry. He also has owned and operated his own title agencies in Colorado and Maryland, and in the process has conducted literally thousands of insured refinance and purchase/sale closings. He has been licensed in the past as a real estate broker and a mortgage broker, and as a commissioned notary public.

Ned has taught the Maryland Title Insurance Pre-Licensing class for almost 10 years. Since 2018, Ned has partnered with Margaret Webb to offer the most successful Maryland title insurance pre-licensing class in the state!

 

Students’ Comments

“The Academy of Maryland Title Insurance was very easy to communicate with, super professional, very friendly, and very helpful with everything I needed to know in obtaining my MD License for Title Insurance Producer! I highly recommend them!” -Brandon Tarner, a VERY HAPPY CUSTOMER!

“The exam was exactly as you guys taught it!” –E.D.

“The teaching was phenomenal, and the anecdotes and clues/hints were very helpful.” –C.C.

“I am happy to say that I have successfully passed the Maryland Title Exam! Thank you for offering this course that has greatly prepared me for this exam!
I initially registered for a course offered by a different company, but I realized that I still had challenges grasping the concepts.
I found the Academy of Maryland Title Insurance upon researching passing rates. Both Ned’s experience and realistic examples brought Title Insurance concepts to life, thereby helping me understand the concepts in a way that I could understand.” –C.B.

“I’d like to thank you for helping to prepare me for the exam. I enjoyed the courses, the materials were very well prepared, and you were always amazingly helpful and responsive!” –L.H.

“Thank you, I couldn’t have done it without you! The course was so informative and the option to also watch the recordings after the live course instruction has been invaluable!” –KF

“I wanted to report that I have just completed the state exam and passed.
I am so grateful for the course and to you for all of your extremely professional and well laid out material, and for the patience that you have had with all of us.
I feel so accomplished now. I am so thankful to you. Warm regards” –L.D.

“This is phenomenally useful information!! I’m so happy I decided to take the course and become a licensed title producer! Thank you so much for running this supportive program!!” – CG

To read more testimonials, click on Students’ Comments on the Menu.

Policies

Click above to read about Policies. To receive credit for the live Modules, you must be in your seat for the entire class. You must arrive before the session begins, to allow time for registration and sign-in. You must be present until the end of the session. Sign in/out is mandatory for credit.

Location:
The live webinar is available at your location each month.

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The Process
To become a licensed Title Insurance Producer in Maryland, you must:
Complete the Academy’s approved Pre-Licensing course.
Pass the state licensing examination made up of 100 multiple-choice questions. The Title Insurance Producer exam is given by Prometric. The cost is $60. See Frequently Asked Questions below.
Students have six months to complete the exam after taking the Pre-Licensing course.
Apply with the Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA: 888-204-6198) to become licensed as a Title Insurance Producer. You have six months after completing the exam to apply for your license. The application fee is $54. Obtain an application and learn more at http:mdinsurance.state.md.us

The Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) asks that we remind all candidates of the application process after completing the state licensing exam to become a Title Insurance Producer.

  1. Paper application submission is required to be mailed for all initial Title applications.
  2. All supplemental forms and fees must be received before an application is reviewed.
  3. The application fee must be paid by check or money order.

Frequently Asked Questions
Maryland Title Insurance Producer Examination

What if I do not have my eligibility number to schedule my exam?
Contact your education course provider, the Academy of Maryland Title Licensing (info@MDTitle-ed.com), for your eligibility number.

Prometric Exam Code and Cost for the Original Exam and a Retake of the Exam
Title Producer Exam – Code 2025 – $60
Retake of Title Producer Exam – Code 2025 – $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.

The best way to schedule your exam is online. Once you go to the Maryland Insurance website, you will find steps to walk through registration and scheduling of the exams.

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.

As of October 21, 2021, the Maryland Insurance will be moving to a one-part exam. There will be a blackout window where candidates cannot test: October 14 to 21, 2021.

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.

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. 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.

Where can I learn more about Remotely Proctored Exams (ProProctor)?
To learn more about ProProctor please visit our website. In addition, please take time to review the ProProctor User Guide.

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 our 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 perform check-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.

The Exam Prep Class

The Academy’s Title Licensing Exam Prep class is an additional 4-hour, recorded webinar, intensive review, with more than 300 sample test questions. Our instructor is available to answer your questions and guide you to a successful exam process.

The Exam Prep Class:
Webinar: 4 Hours
Cost: $249 – Click here to Pay and Register

“I completed the prep course last night with Ned, and he did a SUPERB job with going over the test. His teaching skills were precise and dead-on, and for four hours I was engaged in the information that I have been trying so hard to obtain.  Good job! You’re simply the Best!” – C.E.

Policies

Tutoring
Any student who has taken our Exam Prep Class and holds a valid Certificate of Completion from our Pre-licensing course will have access to tutoring, as arranged individually with our instructors.