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Producer Licensing

The are now FIVE steps to renewing your producer license online! See below for details on each.

Step One

Renew license and pay license renewal fee through the Department of Insurance website. This process must be done online, paper applications will not be accepted.

How: Go to www.doi.sc.gov and click "Online Services" button on the rightside menu options (right of the scrolling photos). 

The link “Renew Individual License” is under the General Public heading.

Accept the terms of use and follow the prompts.

Renewal and payment is done in the same transaction. Fees may be paid by electronic check or credit card. If paying by credit card, a $1.43 processing fee will be added. 

 

Step Two

Pay admin fee to Prometric.

How: Go to www.prometric.com/CE/scceprod and click “CE Services Online” in Related Links on leftside menu. If you do not have a login account you will be redirected to create one first.

Click “Producer Fee Payment” and follow prompts. You may also call Prometric directly at 800-490-6551.

 

Step Three

Check CE with Prometric. Even if you are certain that you have taken the required hours, recordkeeping errors sometimes happen! You need to be sure that Prometric, the SC CE administrator, has an accurate record of the classes that you have completed in the compliance period and any carryover hours from the previous period.

How: Go to www.prometric.com/CE/scceprod and click “CE Services Online” in Related Links on leftside menu. If you do not have a login account you will be redirected to create one first.

Click "Look Up Transcript Credits" and follow prompts. You may also call Prometric directly at 800-490-6551.

 

Step Four

After you have found out exactly what CE hours you need to stay in compliance, go to our online Education Calendar page. We usually have at least 10 classes/webcasts scheduled each month.

See also our "Continuing Education Requirements" page for more info about CE requirements.


Step Five (one-time requirement in 2017-18 cycles)

You must be fingerprinted by Identogo. EVERYBODY must be fingerprinted in order to renew your license this cycle!   If you’re exempt from CE you still need to be fingerprinted. If you were fingerprinted in the past for another state or SC governmental agency, you will need to be fingerprinted again by Identogo. The fee is $50.50, an amount set by contract between SLED and Identogo. 

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For fingerprinting FAQs, please see our special informational webpage.





FAQs

What happens if I miss my compliance deadline?
Your license is considered lapsed, and all appointments and other licenses tied to the producer license is also lapsed. After six months if you still fail to be in compliance with the above requirements, the producer license and all other applicable licenses will be cancelled.

What does it mean if my license has lapsed? It means you will be out of business until your license is reinstated.

But specifically, it means:

  • You cannot transact any insurance business until your license has been reinstated.
  • All licenses based upon your producer license, like your agency or brokers license, will also lapse.
  • All producer appointments will lapse.
  • Any business transacted while this license is lapsed shall constitute the unauthorized transaction of insurance business and will be subject to severe penalties.
  • Insurers accepting business from you, an unlicensed individual, will be considered to have violated the unauthorized transaction of insurance business and will also be subject to severe penalties.

What does it mean if my license has been cancelled? 
The producer license, agency license and brokers license is cancelled an cannot be reinstated. The producer must reapply for licensure, pay all applicable fees and pass all applicable exams in order to be licensed again. Any CE exemption/ reduction will be cancelled with no chance of ever getting it back even if you do become licensed again.​

Need a producer exam review?

We have a variety of self study materials for both the P&C and the L&H pre-licensing exams. Print, video or live online classroom - choose the learning environment that works best for you.  Learn more on our Online Self Study page. Login for access to member rates.   

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About Birth Month/ Birth Year Compliance Periods

ALL licensed agents that have not been previously exempt will be required to have 24 hours of continuing education by the end of their birth month every other year.

If you have an even birth year you will be required to have 24 hours of CE, including three hours in Ethics and at least eight hours in each line of authority by the end of your birth month in even years.

If you have an odd birth year you will be required to have 24 hours of CE, including three hours in Ethics and at least eight in each line of authority by the end of your birth month in odd years.

View "Continuing Education Requirements" page for more info about CE requirements.