**NOTICE**  The Department will no longer be mailing hard copy renewal notices to licensees.  Please visit Online Services to update your email address.


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.

Print My License                       NIPR Apply or Renew                Letters of Certification

    Search the SCDOI Database For My License             
Change Contact Info             Exam Content Outlines             Check CE Hours                                                             


  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 PSI directly at 800-733-9267 to register for the state licensing exam or simply register online. Exam reports expire 12 months after the date of issuance.  
  • View Exam Content - View exam content outlines on PSI's website. Please note the exam content outlines can be found on the right side of the page under Information Links.


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. A copy of your South Carolina funeral director's license; and
          b. Letter of employment from a South Carolina licensed funeral home.
Change of Address Requirements

South Carolina law requires all licensees to notify the Department of any change in address within 30 days (business, email, mailing, and residential street addresses). 

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