South Dakota State Requirements

Continuing Education Hours

  • 10 Hours Biennially.

License Renewal

  • License renewal date is the last day of the producer’s birth month.

Courses accepted for CE Credit

  • Classroom Courses
  • Self-Study Courses
  • Online Courses

Courses Subject Requirements

  • Courses must be for lines of insurance license approved for.
  • General credit hours may be applied to either Life/Health or Property/Casualty credits.

Annuity Requirement

  • Before selling, soliciting, or negotiating annuity products in South Dakota, producers must complete a one-time annuity training course approved for at least 4 hours. Residents who satisfy the training requirements of another state that are similar to the South Dakota law will be deemed compliant for the South Dakota requirement.

Long Term Care Requirement

  • Initial 8-hour LTC training requirement: Before selling LTC insurance products in South Dakota, producers must complete an initial 8-hour, state-approved LTC training course.
  • Ongoing 4-hour LTC training requirement: After completing the initial 8-hour training requirement, producers continuing to sell LTC must complete 4 hours of state-approved LTC training by July 1st in even years.

Carryover Requirements

  • Credit hours cannot be carried over to the next compliance period.

Course Repetition

  • Credit will not be given for course that is repeated within a compliance period.

Final Exam

  • No monitor required for a final exam.


  • A licensee holding a limited license.
  • Licensees who are at least 65 years old and have been licensed in South Dakota for at least 10 years as of July 1, 2006.
  • Non residents compliant in home state.

For Additional Information, Please Contact:

South Dakota Division of Insurance

Physical Address

124 W. Missouri Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501-0405

Phone: (605) 773-3101
Fax: (605) 773-6184

Licensing Division Contact Information

Phone: (605) 773-3563
Fax: (605) 773-5369
State Website:

Broker Educational Sales & Training, Inc. provides this information as a courtesy to our clients. Every effort is made to ensure that the information is accurate. However, this information is subject to change, become outdated, or be incorrect due to new legislation or official rulings. Please check with the state to ensure accuracy.

Revised 06/07/2017.