State Requirements

South Carolina / Non-Resident Licensing / Individual

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  • Fees shown are state fees only. These fees do not include NIPR transaction fees. NIPR and State fees are non-refundable.
  • Unless noted, all fees are charged per application.

Insurance Producer

  • Fee: $25.00
  • Reinstatement Fee: $25.00

Limited Lines Insurance Producer

  • Fee: $25.00
  • Reinstatement Fee: $25.00

Appraiser

  • Fee: $80.00
  • Reinstatement Fee: $80.00

Surplus Lines Broker

  • Fee: $200.00
  • Reinstatement Fee: $200.00

Special Insurance Producer

  • Fee: $25.00
  • Reinstatement Fee: $25.00
  • Please note that license class names can vary by state.
PRODUCER

Insurance Producer

  • Life
  • Accident and Health or Sickness
  • Variable Life and Variable Annuity
  • Property
  • Casualty
  • Personal Lines

Limited Lines Insurance Producer

  • Credit
  • Crop
  • Travel
  • Title
  • Pre-Need Insurance
  • Surety
BROKER

Surplus Lines Broker

  • Property
  • Casualty
OTHER

Appraiser

  • Auto Physical Damage

Applicant Can

  • Submit initial license for individuals electronically.
  • Submit major lines of authority.
  • Submit limited lines of authority.
  • Submit surplus lines for individuals.
  • Add lines of authority (amend) to an existing active license.
  • Reinstate/reapply through NIPR's Non-Resident License (NRL) Application.
  • License printing available electronically.

Business Rules

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

  • Residence Address must not be P.O.Box.

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

  • Non-Citizens (excluding Canadians) must hold U.S. resident license and provide U.S. mailing address and  must provide proof of Green Card. Please email proof to agentmail@doi.sc.gov within 90 days of application.

  • Applicant's license number must match current PDB record for resident state.

  • All of applicant's addresses must match current PDB record for resident state.

  • Applicant must not have an active resident license in the application state.

  • Applicant's resident state license must be active on PDB.

  • Applications for the Variable Life and Variable Annuity LOA may supply FINRA CRD number on application.

  • Applicant with a Resident SC license in an inactive status and no longer eligible for late renewal, applicant may reapply for their license at normal license fee.

  • Applicant may not apply for Limited Lines Insurance Producer license class if they currently hold an active insurance producer license on PDB.

  • Applicant may not apply for insurance producer license class if they currently hold a Limited Lines Insurance Producer license class on PDB.

  • Applicants applying for Limited Lines Insurance Producer license with Pre-Need Insurance must have Pre-need in their home state.  

  • Pre-need Insurance applicants must be actively licensed as a Funeral Director prior to applying. Pre-Need insurance applicants must also provide a copy of the South Carolina Funeral Director's license and submit letter of employment from a South Carolina licensed Funeral Home.

  • Applicants applying for Surplus Lines Broker license must be actively licensed in their resident state as a Surplus Lines Broker or have the excess/surplus line of authority in the resident state.

  • 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.

Contact Information

Mailing Address

South Carolina Department of Insurance
P.O. Box 100105
Columbia, SC 29202-3105
United States

Frequently Asked Questions

Online printing information can be found by going to NIPR's license print page and selecting the state.

12 months

PSI- or (800-733-9267)

Mail/email a signed written request on agency letterhead.