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Effective May 1, 2023, our new exam vendor is Pearson Vue. Individuals may now schedule exams online with Pearson Vue. Please use this link to access a list of study materials. 

**NOTICE** The Department is no longer mailing hard copy renewal notices to licensees. Please visit SBS to update your email address. 

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 on the Continuing Education page. 

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.
Title 38, Chapter 43 of the South Carolina Code of Laws defines the regulations and requirements for an insurance producer.


  1. Step 1:  Complete Required Exam(s)
  2. step 2:  Apply for license
  3. step 3:  Obtain Fingerprints

Step 1: Complete Required Exam(s)

  • Those wishing to become a South Carolina licensed resident producer must first pass the appropriate producer licensing exam for that specific line of authority.
  • Register for Exam - Contact Pearson Vue directly at 877-759-5226 or schedule online to register for the state licensing exam and/or view exam content outlines. Exam reports expire 12 months after the date of issuance.  
  • View exam content outlines on website. 

Non-resident Producers

The license fee is $25. It is not pro-rated and is non-refundable and non-transferable.

If license status cannot be verified on the State Producer Licensing Database (SPLD), certification from the applicant's home state will be required.

To transfer resident license to non-resident license: 

Cancel the SC resident license.  Apply and become licensed in the new home state.  Once approved, apply online at NIPR for a non-resident license in SC. 

Pre-need Producers only:

 Pre-need producers are only required to pass the life exam and need to submit:
  •    A copy of your South Carolina funeral director's license
  •    Letter of employment from a South Carolina licensed funeral home.

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