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CE / Licensing Requirements

Below is a brief overview of producer, broker and agency licensing requirements as well as scheduling exams, but you should refer to the SC Dept. of Insurance for a full explanation of licensing requirements for our state.

See also our online SELF-STUDY PRODUCER PRE-LICENSING  course and our  surplus license review ondemand webcast.

IMPORTANT -  
You cannot renew your Producer license with the SCDOI until AFTER  you have completed all of your required CE.

It is important to note that it usually takes 5 to 7 days for your CE hours to post to after you complete a course. Please do not wait until the final days to complete your CE, or your license may laspe.

Producer Licensing Exams now online

Candidates may now take the SC Insurance Producer Licensing Exam remotely in additional to in-person at a PSI Testing Center. Specifics are outlined in the Candidate Information Bulletin and video.

Producer Licensing

This page details the SC resident producer requirements and includes information about our online pre-licensing course, licensing exams and the bi-annual renewal process.

Surplus Lines Licensing

This webpage spells out the tasks performed by individuals that require a brokers license. It also lists permitted activities for unlicensed individuals and links to the IIABSC surplus lines course to help prepare for the licensing exam.

Agency License renewal process

This page details the bi-annual agency license renewal process.

Surplus Lines Licensing Renewals

SC law requires all licensed brokers to renew their brokers license in May of every even-numbered year. This page has the instructions for both renewal options.

Continuing Education requirements

This page details the specific continuing education requirements of producer-licensed SC resident insurance agents.

How to look up NPN & get CE transcript

Step-by-step written instructions and videos on how to look up your National Producer Number and check your CE hours using the State Based Systems website. Includes SBS Held Desk phone number and email addresses.

Fingerprinting requirements FAQs

View SCDOI Bulletin covering fingerprinting requirements for all newly licensed producers as well as our FAQs.

New York data security requirements

Information for full access our sister state's resource page on the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) data security requirements on ALL banking and insurance entities operating in the state that go into effect in phases starting Aug. 28, 2017 all the way to March 1, 2019.