State Requirements

South Dakota / Resident Licensing / Individual

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  • Fees shown are state fees only. These fees do not include NIPR transaction fees.
  • Per application.
  • South Dakota does not charge a fee to amend an existing license.

Resident Producer

  • Fee: $25.00
  • Reinstatement Fee: $25.00

Surplus Lines Broker

  • Fee: $50.00
  • Reinstatement Fee: $50.00

Managing General Agent

  • Fee: $25.00
  • Reinstatement Fee: $25.00
  • NIPR verifies exams prior to allowing submission of an application.
  • Please note that license class names can vary by state.
PRODUCER

Resident Producer

Exam Required

  • Life
  • Accident & Health or Sickness
  • Property
  • Casualty
  • Personal Lines
  • Crop

No Exam Required

  • Variable Life and Variable Annuity
  • Credit
  • Travel
BROKER

Surplus Lines Broker

No Exam Required

  • Surplus Lines
OTHER

Managing General Agent

No Exam Required

  • No Line of Authority Required

Applicant Can

  • Submit initial license application for individuals electronically.
  • Submit surplus lines for individuals.
  • Add lines of authority (amend) to an existing active license.
  • Reinstate/reapply through NIPR's Resident License 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.

  • Applicant must provide a valid business email address.

  • South Dakota does not accept paper filings and no longer sends out a paper license. Applicants can view licensing information by going to the South Dakota state website and using the 'License Inquiry Service' at the bottom right corner. From this page, applicants can also obtain information on how to print licenses. The cost to print a license is $5.50.

  • Applicants for the Variable Life and Variable Annuity line of authority (LOA) must supply a FINRA Central Registry Depository (CRD) number on the application.  If you need to verify your CRD number you may use the Broker Search feature found on FINRA's website.

  • Applicant must currently hold or be applying for life if they are applying for variable.

Contact Information

Mailing Address

South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation
124 S. Euclid Ave, 2nd Floor
Pierre, SD 57501
United States

Phone: (605) 773-3563
Producer Licensing: (605) 773-3513
Continuing Education:: (605) 773-3946
Fax: (605) 773-5369
Email: insurance@state.sd.us

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

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