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  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.