SOUTH CAROLINA Resident License Renewal for Individuals

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State Announcements

There are no announcements for South Carolina at this time.

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

Insurance 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 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.

Limited Lines 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 for the 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.

State Offerings (Individual)

Please note that license class names can vary by state.

License Class

Line of Authority (LOA)

CE Required

Insurance Producer

Life

Y

Insurance Producer

Accident and Health or Sickness

Y

Insurance Producer

Property

Y

Insurance Producer

Casualty

Y

Insurance Producer

Variable Life and Variable Annuity

Y

Insurance Producer

Personal Lines

Y

Limited Lines Insurance Producer

Surety

N

Limited Lines Insurance Producer

Travel  

N

Limited Lines Insurance Producer

Credit

N

Limited Lines Insurance Producer

Crop  

N

Limited Lines Insurance Producer

Pre-Need Insurance

N

Limited Lines Insurance Producer

Title

N

Appraiser

Auto Physical Damage

N

Surplus Lines Broker

Property

N

Surplus Lines Broker

Casualty

N

Adjuster

Property

N

Adjuster

Casualty

N

Adjuster

Surety

N

Adjuster

Marine

N

Adjuster

Crop  

N

Adjuster

Workers Compensation

N

Adjuster

Personal Lines

N

Adjuster

Commercial Lines

N

Adjuster

Auto Liability

N

Adjuster

Auto Physical Damage

N

Public Insurance Adjuster

Property

N

Professional Bondsman

None

Y

Surety Bondsman

None

Y

Runner Bondsman

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 *

Insurance Producer / All LOAs

$25.00

$75.00 (1-30 days after expiration)
$125.00 (31-60 days after expiration)
$275.00 (61-180 days after expiration)

Limited Lines Insurance Producer / All LOAs

$25.00

$75.00 (1-30 days after expiration)
$125.00 (31-60 days after expiration)
$275.00 (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: 10/29/2018

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.

Yes

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.

180 days after expiration date.

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.

180 days after expiration date.

Portable Electronics

Biennially July 1st based on odd years

Biennially July 31st based on odd years

Biennially August 1st based on odd years.

180 days after expiration date.

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.

180 days after expiration date.

Third Party Administrator

Annually February 1st

Annually March 1st

 Annually March 2nd.

30 days after expiration date.

Premium Service Company

Biennially February 1st based on even years

Biennially March 1st based on even years

 Biennially  March 2nd

30 days after expiration date.

Service Contract Provider

Annually September 1st

Annually October 1st

Annually October 2nd

30 days after expiration date.

Utilization Review

Biennially June 1st based on even years

Biennially July 1st based on even years

Biennially July 2nd based on even years.

30 days after expiration date.

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.

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 insurance 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

Insurance 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

$500.00 (1 – 30 days after expiration date)

Premium Service Company / None

$1,000.00

$5000.00 (1 – 30 days after expiration date)

Service Contract Provider / None

$200.00

$1000.00 (1 – 30 days after expiration date)

Utilization Review / None

$800.00

$4000.00 (1 – 30 days after expiration date)

* Per application.

Contacts

Last Update: 10/12/2018

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