SOUTH CAROLINA Resident License Renewal for Individuals

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State Announcements

South Carolina Individual Limited Lines and Producer Renewals have changed. Applicants now renew 90 days prior to expiration date through the NIPR electronic application. Applicants can renew during their normal renewal period on the South Carolina Department of Insurance Website.

Primary Rules (Individual)

Response Question
Yes Accepts renewals for individuals electronically.
Yes Accepts renewals for major lines of authority.
Yes Accepts renewals for limited lines of authority.
Yes Accepts renewals for surplus lines for individuals.
Yes Applicant can late renew through NIPR's Resident License Renewal (RLR) Application.
No Partial renewals allowed.
Yes License printing available electronically.

License Printing

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

Renewal Period (Individual)

License Class Renewal Period Begins Renewal Period Ends Late Renewal Period Begins Late Renewal Period Ends
Producer 90 Days prior to expiration date Last day of the birth month Day after Expiration Date 180 days after Expiration Date
Limited Lines Producer 90 Days prior to expiration date Last day of the birth month Day after Expiration Date 180 days after Expiration Date
Adjuster August 1st based on odd years. August 31st based on odd years. Day after Expiration Date 180 days after Expiration Date 180 days after Expiration Date
Public Insurance Adjuster October 1st based on odd years. October 31st based on odd years. Day after Expiration Date 180 days after Expiration Date
Appraiser Biennially October 1st based on odd years. Biennially October 31st base on odd years. Day after Expiration Date 180 days after Expiration Date
Surplus Lines Broker Biennially May 1st based on even years. Biennially May 31st based on even years. Day after Expiration Date 180 days after Expiration Date
Professional Bondsman Annually June 1st Annually June 30th Day after Expiration Date 180 days after Expiration Date
Surety Bondsman Annually June 1st Annually June 30th Day after Expiration Date 180 days after Expiration Date
Runner Annually June 1st Annually June 30th Day after Expiration Date 180 days after Expiration Date

Business Rules (Individual)

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

No more than 6 digits allowed for business phone number extensions.

Applicant must provide a Residence and/or Business address in South Carolina.

Residence and Business Address must not be P.O. Box.

Applicant must not have an active non-resident license in SC.

Applicant cannot renew if an active resident license exists in another state on PDB.

All bondsman applicants - Professional bondsman, Surety Bondsman, Runner - must have resident, business AND mailing address in South Carolina.

Applicants renewing a Professional, Surety and Runner bail bondsman license must submit proof of background and fingerprint.

Professional, Surety and Runner bondsman licensees must complete CE prior to renewal.

If applicant holds a Limited Lines license with only a Travel Baggage LOA they are exempt from renewing. If they hold any other line for their limited Lines license (active only) they are required to renew.

Applicants for the variable line of authority (LOA) must supply FINRA CRD number on application.

Individual Producer and Individual Limited Lines applicants must have FBI background check submitted to South Carolina Department of Insurance before license can be renewed by the state.

Applicants holding an inactive license with status reason: Denied, Revoked, or Suspended must late renew through the South Carolina Department of Insurance. Applicants holding an inactive license with status reason of anything other than those listed can reapply through Resident License (RL) Application or the South Carolina Department of Insurance.

Renewal Window begins 90 days prior to expiration date for the Producer and Limited Lines license classes.

Late renewal begins after last day of expiration for the next 180 days for all license classes. After 180 days, applicant may apply as new through RL or late renew through South Carolina DOI with additional penalty fees.

Partial Renewals are not allowed. Applicant must renew all active LOAs (that are offered electronically) on the license.

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) CE Required
Producer Life Y
Producer Accident & Health Y
Producer Property Y
Producer Casualty Y
Producer Variable Contracts Y
Producer Personal Lines Y
Limited Lines Surety Y
Limited Lines Travel Baggage Y
Limited Lines Credit Y
Limited Lines Crop Hail Y
Appraiser Auto Physical Damage Y
Surplus Lines Broker Property Y
Surplus Lines Broker Casualty Y
Limited Lines Pre-Need Insurance Y
Limited Lines Title Y
Adjuster Property Y
Adjuster Casualty Y
Adjuster Surety Y
Adjuster Marine Y
Adjuster Crop Hail Y
Adjuster Workers' Compensation Y
Adjuster Personal Lines Y
Adjuster Commercial Lines Y
Adjuster Auto Liability Y
Adjuster Auto Physical Damage Y
Public Insurance Adjuster Property Y
Professional Bondsman None Y
Surety Bondsman None Y
Runner None Y

Renewal Fees (Individual)

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

License Class / LOA Combination Renewal Fee * Late Renewal *
Producer / All LOAs $25.00 $50.00 (1-30 days after expiration)
$100.00 (31-60 days after expiration)
$250.00 (61-180 days after expiration)
Limited Lines / All LOAs $25.00 $50.00 (1-30 days after expiration)
$100.00 (31-60 days after expiration)
$250.00 (61-180 days after expiration)
Adjuster / All LOAs $80.00 $160.00 (1-180 days after expiration)
Public Insurance Adjuster / All LOAs $80.00 $160.00 (1-180 days after expiration)
Appraiser / All LOAs $80.00 $160.00 (1-180 days after expiration)
Surplus Lines Broker / All LOAs $200.00 $400.00 (1-180 days after expiration)
Professional Bondsman / NONE $400.00 $2,000.00 (1-180 days after expiration)
Runner Bondsman / NONE $200.00 $1,000.00 (1-180 days after expiration)
Surety Bondsman / NONE $0.00 $250.00 (1-180 days after expiration)

* Per application.

Contacts

Last Update: 5/30/2017

SOUTH CAROLINA Resident License Renewal 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 renewals for business entities electronically.
Yes Accepts renewals for major lines of authority.
No Accepts renewals for limited lines of authority.
No Accepts renewals for surplus lines for business entities.
Yes Applicant can late renew through NIPR's Resident License Renewal (RLR) Application.
No Partial renewals allowed.
Yes License printing available electronically.

License Printing

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

Renewal Period (Business Entity)

License Class Renewal Period Begins Renewal Period Ends Late Renewal Period Begins Late Renewal Period Ends
Producer Agency Biennially January 1st based on even years. Biennially January 31st based on even years. Biennially February 1st based on even years. Biennially one hundred eighty (180) days after February 1st based on even years.
Motor Vehicle Rental Companies Biennially December 1st based on even years Biennially December 31st based on even years Biennially January 1st based on even years. Biennially one hundred eighty (180) days after January 1st based on even years.
Portable Electronics Biennially July 1st based on odd years Biennially July 31st based on odd years Biennially August 1st based on odd years. Biennially one hundred eighty (180) days after January 1st based on odd years.
Self -Service Storage Facilities Biennially April 1st based on odd years Biennially April 30th based on odd years Biennially May 1st based on odd years. Biennially one hundred eighty (180) days after January 1st based on odd years.
Third Party Administrator Annually February 1st Annually March 1st N/A N/A
Premium Service Company Biennially February 1st based on even years Biennially March 1st based on even years N/A N/A
Service Contract Provider Annually September 1st Annually October 1st N/A N/A
Utilization Review Biennially June 1st based on even years Biennially July 1st based on even years N/A N/A

Business Rules (Business Entity)

Applicant's Resident License must be on record.

Applicant must not have an active non-resident license in South Carolina.

Applicant cannot renew if an active resident license exists in another state on PDB.

All licensees must provide a Business address in South Carolina.

Business address must not be P.O. Box.

No more than 6 digits allowed for business phone number extensions.

The following classes are not required to have a South Carolina business address: Service Contract Provider, Third Party Administrator, Premium Service Company, Utilization Review.

Late renewal begins after last day of expiration for the next 180 days for all license classes. Exception: the following classes do not late renew and must re-apply through Resident Licensing (RL) after expiration: Service Contract Provider, Utilization Review, Third Party Administrator, Premium Service Company.

Applicants holding an inactive license with status reason: Denied, Revoked, or Suspended must late renew through the South Carolina Department of Insurance. Applicants holding an inactive license with status reason of anything other than those listed can reapply through Resident License (RL) Application or the South Carolina Department of Insurance.

At least one (1) Designated Responsible Licensed Producer (DRLP) must be provided on the application and must have an active resident or non-resident license in South Carolina. The DRLP can be a licensed Producer, Surplus Lines Broker, or Limited Lines individual.

The following classes are not required to have a Designated Responsible Licensed Producer (DRLP): Service Contract Provider, Third Party Administrator, Premium Service Company, Utilization Review, Motor Vehicle Rental Companies, Portable Electronics, and Self-Service Storage Facilities.

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
Motor Vehicle Rental Companies None No
Portable Electronics None No
Self -Service Storage Facilities None No
Third Party Administrator None No
Premium Service Company None No
Service Contract Provider None No
Utilization Review None No

Renewal Fees (Business Entity)

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

License Class / LOA Combination Renewal Fee * Late Renewal Fee*
Producer Agency / None $40.00 $290.00 (1 – 180 days after expiration date)
Motor Vehicle Rental Companies / None $40.00 $290.00 (1 – 180 days after expiration date)
Portable Electronics / None $500.00 $1,000.00 (1 – 180 days after expiration date)
Self -Service Storage Facilities / None $40.00 $80.00 (1 – 180 days after expiration date)
Third Party Administrator / None $100.00 N/A
Premium Service Company / None $1,000.00 N/A
Service Contract Provider / None $200.00 N/A
Utilization Review / None $800.00 N/A

* Per application.

Contacts

Last Update: 5/30/2017

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