Licensing & CE


Effective July 1, 2019, Prometric will no longer be the Continuing Education (CE) administrator for the SC Department of Insurance. Those resident producers with a birth month through June of 2019 will still be required to pay the $15 CE record-keeping fee to Prometric. If you are a resident producer with a birth month of July 2019 and after, you will not be required to pay the $15 CE record-keeping fee.  That fee will not be charged under SBS.  However, course sponsors will have to pay a small fee under the SBS model so you can likely expect a slight increase in your course fees in exchange for removing the $15 CE record-keeping fee.

All resident producers will still need to meet the 24 hours of CE and renewal application requirements to maintain an active license. The CE requirements can be found on the Department’s website.

Effective July 8, 2019, you will log onto SBS’ website to view your CE transcript and South Carolina license information.  As a reminder to resident producers, fingerprinting is not required at every renewal. If a resident producer was fingerprinted at initial licensure or for their last compliance period, fingerprinting is not required a second time as long as the license remains active.

Going forward, new and renewal applications, as well as most other licensing processes, will be submitted through the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR).  You will also have the ability to view/print/manage your license through SBS.  Paper applications and checks are currently only processed in limited, special circumstances.  Effective January 1, 2019, all paper applications and checks will be returned to the applicant without being processed. 

Trouble with applications on NIPR? Please contact the NIPR Support Team
Problems with your license on SBS?  Please contact the SBS Support Team
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Rachel Johnson:  Email or 803-737-6181

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