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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 PRE-LICENSING  course and our license review webcast (coming soon).

Beginning in 2019, you will not be able to renew your Producer license on the DOI website 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

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.

Fingerprinting requirements FAQs

View SCDOI Bulletin covering new fingerprinting requirements for all new and renewing licensed producers starting in 2017 as well as our FAQs.

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.

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.