SOUTH CAROLINA Non-Resident Licensing for Individuals

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State Announcements

There are no announcements for South Carolina at this time.

Primary Rules (Individual)

Response Question
Yes Accepts initial license for individuals electronically.
Yes Accepts major lines of authority.
Yes Accepts limited lines of authority.
Yes Accepts surplus lines for individuals.
Yes Applicant can add lines of authority (amend) to an existing active license.
No Applicant can reinstate/reapply through NIPR's Non-Resident License (NRL) Application.
Yes License printing available electronically.

License Printing

To print your license, click the state on NIPR's Producer Licensing Map.

Business Rules (Individual)

Applicant must be at least eighteen (18) years old or older as determined from the applicant's date of birth.

Non-Citizens (excluding Canadians) must hold U.S. resident license and provide U.S. mailing address.

Variable contract applicants must have a resident and non-resident life line of authority (LOA).

Applicants for the variable LOA must supply FINRA CRD number on application.

If applicant holds either Limited Lines or Special Producer License, they will not be able to apply for a Producer license until they cancel the Limited Lines or Special Producer License. The combination of Producer license and Limited Lines or Special Producer License is not permitted.

Limited line license class applicants can apply or amend for lines in either one of the below groupings but cannot apply for lines in both groupings.  If applicant is amending lines applicant can only amend lines in the grouping they already hold on PDB. Groupings:

  1. Surety, Marine, Title
  2. Pre-need, Credit, Crop, Travel Baggage

If applicant responds "yes" to one of the background questions please submit supporting documents electronically via NIPR's Attachments Warehouse. The documents may also be submitted to the state via mail, email, or fax.

State Offerings (Individual)

Please note that license class names can vary by state.

License Class Line of Authority (LOA)
Producer Life
Producer Accident & Health
Producer Property
Producer Casualty
Producer Variable Contracts
Producer Personal Lines
Limited Lines Surety
Limited Lines Travel Baggage
Limited Lines Credit
Limited Lines Crop Hail
Appraiser Auto Physical Damage
Surplus Lines Broker Property
Surplus Lines Broker Casualty
Special Producer Life
Special Producer Accident & Health
Special Producer Property
Special Producer Casualty
Special Producer Variable Contracts
Special Producer Personal Lines
Limited Lines Marine
Limited Lines Pre-Need Insurance
Limited Lines Title

License Fees (Individual)

Fees shown are state fees only. These fees do not include NIPR transaction fees.

License Class / LOA Combination License Fee * Reinstatement Fee *
Producer / All LOAs $25.00 N/A
Limited Lines / All LOAs $25.00 N/A
Appraiser / Auto Physical Damage $80.00 N/A
Surplus Lines Broker / All LOAs $200.00 N/A
Special Producer / All LOAs $25.00 N/A

* Per application.   

Contacts

Last Update: 1/03/2017

SOUTH CAROLINA Non-Resident Licensing for Business Entities

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State Announcements

There are no announcements for South Carolina at this time.

Primary Rules (Business Entity)

Response Question
Yes Accepts initial license for business entities electronically.
Yes Accepts major lines of authority.
Yes Accepts limited lines of authority.
No Accepts surplus lines for business entities.
Yes Applicant can add lines of authority (amend) to an existing active license.
No Applicants can reinstate/reapply through NIPR's Non-Resident License (NRL) Application.
Yes License printing available electronically.

License Printing

To print your license, click the state on NIPR's Producer Licensing Map.

Business Rules (Business Entity)

Applicant must be one of the following legal business types:

  • Partnership
  • Limited Liability Company (LLC)
  • Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
  • Corporation
  • Sole Proprietorship

Applicant with a non-resident South Carolina license in an inactive status may not apply electronically if status reason is denied, revoked, suspended or lapsed.

At least one (1) Designated Responsible Licensed Producer (DRLP) must have an active resident or non-resident license in South Carolina.

If applicant responds "yes" to one of the background questions please submit supporting documents electronically via NIPR's Attachments Warehouse. The documents may also be submitted to the state via mail, email, or fax.

State Offerings (Business Entity)

License Class Line of Authority (LOA) DRLP Required
Producer Agency None Yes

License Fees (Business Entity)

Fees shown are state fees only. These fees do not include NIPR transaction fees.

License Class / LOA Combination License Fee * Reinstatement Fee (if status is NOT Lapse)
Producer Agency / None $40.00 N/A

* Per application.

Contacts

Last Update: 1/03/2017

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