Continuing Education

UPDATE

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.

  1. Compliance Requirements
  2. Providers, Courses, & Instructors

South Carolina Regulation 69.50 details the continuing education requirements for individuals qualified or licensed to act as insurance producers in this state.

  • Resident producers subject to a continuing education (CE) requirement may comply by earning 24 credit hours in each two-year period ending with the producer's month and year of birth. Producers born in an even numbered year must comply by the end of the birth month in even numbered years. Producers born in an odd numbered year must comply by the end of the birth month in odd numbered years.
  • Resident producers who are dually licensed must complete a minimum of 8 hours in each line of authority in addition to the required 3 hours of Ethics to be compliant.
  • Non-resident agents may comply by meeting the requirements of their home state.
  • All South Carolina licensed resident insurance producers should first check the approved continuing education course list before taking a CE course. Courses taken from an unapproved sponsor or instructor will be declined.
  • If you successfully complete an approved course, you may not repeat the course and receive certification within two years of its original completion date.
Read our Continuing Education Reminder Notice