State Requirements

South Carolina / Non-Resident Renewal / 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

  • Renewal Fee: $25.00
  • Late Renewal Fee: $75.00
  • Fee Disclaimers: $125 (31-60 days after expiration) $275 (61-180 days after expiration)

Appraiser

  • Renewal Fee: $80.00
  • Late Renewal Fee: $160.00

Surplus Lines Broker

  • Renewal Fee: $200.00
  • Late Renewal Fee: $400.00
  • 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
  • Credit
  • Crop
  • Travel
  • Title
  • Pre-Need Insurance
  • Surety
BROKER

Surplus Lines Broker

  • Property
  • Casualty
OTHER

Appraiser

  • Auto Physical Damage

Applicant Can

  • Submit renewals for individuals electronically.
  • Submit renewals for major lines of authority.
  • Submit renewals for limited lines of authority.
  • Submit renewals for surplus lines for individuals.
  • Submit partial renewals.
  • Late renew through NIPR's Non-Resident Renewal (NRR) Application.
  • Print license electronically.

Business Rules

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

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

  • Applicant's Resident License must be on record.

  • If applicant holds an Insurance Producer license with only a Travel LOA, the applicant is exempt from renewing. If the applicant holds any other line they are required to renew.

  • Applicants for the Variable Life and Variable Annuity line of authority (LOA) must supply FINRA CRD number on application.

  • Applicants renewing Surplus Lines Broker license must be actively licensed in resident state as a Surplus Lines Broker or have the excess/surplus line of authority. 
  • Late renewals begin the day after the license expiration up to 180 days past the expiration date. Late renewals will only be allowed if the license is inactive with status reason Not Renewed, or Lapse. After 180 days the applicant will apply through Non-Resident Licensing (NRL).

  • 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.

Insurance Producer

Renewal Period:

  • Starts: 90 Days prior to the expiration date
  • Ends: Last day of the birth month

Late Renewal Period:

  • Starts: Day after Expiration Date
  • Ends: 180 days after Expiration Date

Appraiser

Renewal Period:

  • Starts: 90 Days prior to expiration date
  • Ends:  Every two years, October 31st base on odd years.

Late Renewal Period:

  • Starts: Day after Expiration Date
  • Ends: 180 days after Expiration Date

Surplus Lines Broker

Renewal Period:

  • Starts: 90 Days prior to the expiration date
  • Ends: Every two years May, 31st based on even years.

Late Renewal Period:

  • Starts: Day after Expiration Date
  • Ends: 180 days after Expiration Date

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 (1) 833-518-7457

Mail/email a signed written request on agency letterhead.