State Requirements

South Carolina / 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)

Adjuster

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

Public Insurance Adjuster

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

Appraiser

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

Surplus Lines Broker

  • Renewal Fee: $200.00
  • Late Renewal Fee: $400.00

Professional Bondsman

  • Renewal Fee: $400.00
  • Late Renewal Fee: $2000.00

Runner Bondsman

  • Renewal Fee: $200.00
  • Late Renewal Fee: $1000.00

Surety Bondsman

  • Renewal Fee: $0.00
  • Late Renewal Fee: $250.00
  • 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
Adjuster

Adjuster

  • Property
  • Casualty
  • Personal Lines
  • Workers Compensation
  • Crop
  • Auto Liability
  • Auto Physical Damage
  • Commercial Lines
  • Marine
  • Surety

Public Insurance Adjuster

  • Property
BROKER

Surplus Lines Broker

  • Property
  • Casualty
OTHER

Appraiser

  • Auto Physical Damage

Professional Bondsman

  • No Line of Authority Required

Surety Bondsman

  • No Line of Authority Required

Runner Bondsman

  • No Line of Authority Required

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.
  • Late renew through NIPR's Resident License Renewal (RLR) Application.
  • Submit partial renewals.
  • 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 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 South Carolina.

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

  • Producers may reinstate the license and appointment(s) that have expired, if within six
    months of the compliance deadline
    . Applicant must submit a Resident Renewal application, a penalty fee has been paid, and complete a total of twenty-four (24) hours of continuing education credits.
  • The license and appointment(s) of a producer who do not reinstate within six
    months of the compliance deadline will be made inactive.
    To become licensed again, the producer must
    retake and pass the appropriate producer licensing examination, complete a new Resident Licensing application, submit new fingerprints, and pay a license fee.
  • All bondsman applicants - Professional bondsman, Surety Bondsman, Runner Bondsman - must have resident, business AND mailing address in South Carolina.

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

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

  • Runner Bondsman must be associated with a Professional Bondsman or Surety Bondsman prior to renewal.  Application for renewal will not be accepted if Runner is not associated with an an active bondsman.
  • Surety Bondsman must be associated with an Insurance Producer.
  • Insurance Producer licensees holding only Travel line of authority are exempt from renewing but applicant is required to still submit FBI background check to South Carolina Department of Insurance before license can be renewed by the state. Applicant can submit documentation to agentmail@doi.sc.gov  or fax to 803-737-6100.

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

  • 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 expiration date
  • Ends: Last day of the birth month

Late Renewal Period:

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

 

Adjuster

Renewal Period:

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

Late Renewal Period:

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

Public Insurance Adjuster

Renewal Period:

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

Late Renewal Period:

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

Surplus Lines Broker

Renewal Period:

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

Late Renewal Period:

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

Professional Bondsman

Renewal Period:

  • Starts: 90 Days prior to the expiration date
  • Ends: Annually June 30th

Late Renewal Period:

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

Surety Bondsman

Renewal Period:

  • Starts: 90 Days prior to the expiration date
  • Ends: Annually June 30th

Late Renewal Period:

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

Runner

Renewal Period:

  • Starts: 90 Days prior to the expiration date
  • Ends: Annually June 30th

Late Renewal Period:

  • Starts: Day after Expiration Date
  • Ends: 180 days after Expiration Date
  • NIPR verifies compliance with the states CE requirement prior to allowing submission of a renewal application. You may select your resident state on the following link: Verify My CE to view your CE transcript and determine whether the state has updated your status to compliant in their system and on what date.  It generally takes up to 72 hours from the compliance date for the status to be updated in our system.
  • Producers may reinstate the license and appointment(s) that have expired, if within six
    months of the compliance deadline
    , a $50 penalty fee has been paid to the Department of Insurance and proof
    of completion of a total of twenty-four hours of continuing education credits has been received by the
    Continuing Education Administrator.

    The license and appointment(s) of a producer who do not provide documentation of compliance within six
    months of the compliance deadline will be made inactive.
    To become licensed again, the producer must
    retake and pass the appropriate producer licensing examination, complete a new application, submit to new
    fingerprints, and pay a license fee to the Department.

Insurance Producer

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

Professional Bondsman

  • No Line of Authority Required

Surety Bondsman

  • No Line of Authority Required

Runner Bondsman

  • No Line of Authority Required

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.