State Requirements

SOUTH CAROLINA STATE REQUIREMENTS

Continuing Education 24 Hours Biennially
Including 3 hours of Ethics

LICENSE RENEWAL

  • Renewal is the last day of the licensee’s birth month. Producers born in an odd numbered year must comply biennially by the end of their birth month every odd numbered year. Producers born in an even numbered year must comply by the end of their birth month every even numbered year

COURSES ACCEPTED FOR CE CREDIT

  • Classroom Courses
  • Self-Study Courses
  • Online Courses
  • Instructors may receive the same number of credits as the attendees

COURSE SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS

  • Three (3) hours of ethics each compliance period
  • Producers may complete their 24-hour CE requirement by taking courses approved for any line of authority. Producers who hold a dual property and casualty license and a life, accident, and health license must complete at least 8 of the required 24 CE hours in courses related to each of these lines of authority.

ANNUITY REQUIREMENT

  • All producers currently licensed to sell, solicit, and negotiate annuity products must complete a one-time annuity training course approved for at least 4 hours

LONG TERM CARE REQUIREMENT

  • Initial 8-hour LTC training requirement: Before selling LTC insurance products in South Carolina, producers must complete an initial 8-hour LTC training course
  • Ongoing 4-hour LTC training requirement: After completing the initial 8-hour training requirement, LTC producers must complete 4 hours of LTC training every 24 months from the initial 8 hour course completion date

CARRYOVER REQUIREMENT

  • Up to 18 credit hours can be carried over to the next compliance period
  • Ethics carry over as general credits

COURSE REPETITION

  • Credit may not be given for a course that has been repeated within two-years of its original completion date

FINAL EXAM

  • Exams are required to be monitored by a disinterested third party
  • Specific Monitor Affidavit Needed

EXEMPTIONS

  • Individuals licensed only for limited lines
  • Non-residents in compliance with the CE requirements of their home state

For Additional Information please contact:

South Carolina Department of Insurance
Capitol Center
1201 Main Street, Suite 1000
Columbia, SC 29201

P.O. Box 100105
Columbia, SC 29202

Phone: 803-737-6160
Fax: 803-737-6205

Licensing Division
Phone: 803-737-6223
Fax: 803-737-6100

State Website: doi.sc.gov

Revised 8/8/19