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 compliance requirements can be found below.
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.
Effective July 8 2019, applications for courses, instructors and providers will be submitted electronically through SBS. The Department will only accept paper applications if there are extenuating circumstances.
The CE Advisory Board meets the second Thursday of each month. In order for courses to be reviewed during the board meeting, course material should be submitted 30 days prior to the meeting.
Course Approval Classroom: NAIC application, course material, a detailed time outline, and filing fee of $80 per application. The South Carolina Department of Insurance only approves courses for the following lines of authority: Life/Health, Property/Casualty, and Ethics.
Correspondence/Online: NAIC application, course material, outline, sample exam questions, and filing fee of $80 per application.
If not approved in home state:
Proctor / Disinterested Third-Party
In accordance with the changes to Regulation 69-50 regarding proctor approval, we are no longer approving proctors. Producers are no longer required to use a state approved proctor to proctor their continuing education courses. They may now use any disinterested third party. That third party may not be their employer, employee, supervisor, relative, spouse, or minor.
Address / Email / Phone Number / Name Changes
All of the above changes can now be made on SBS by the provider. Name changes will still need to be submitted to the Department.