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South Carolina insurance CE course pricing:
You may select 24 hours of courses for $39.95 plus $0.75 for each additional hour. An additional $10.00 per course will be added to your total if you select paper course material.

Single SC Insurance continuing education courses start at just $4.95!
WebCE offers courses for the following SC license types:

South Carolina Insurance CE

South Carolina Insurance CE Requirements 

Required Continuing Education Hours

Life and Health Producers

24 CE hours, including 3 hours of ethics, every 2 year license term (see license term below). South Carolina has course category restrictions. See CE Subject Requirements below.

Producers planning to sell the following product(s) have special training or education requirements as described below:

Special Training/Education Requirements

Long-Term Care (LTC)

State required training for producers that sell long-term care products.

Initial Training
Hours: 8
Frequency: One-time training must be complete prior to selling LTC products.

Ongoing Training
Hours: 4
Frequency: Ongoing training must be complete every license period, following the initial training requirement.

Additional Information

Annuity 

State required training for producers that sell annuity products.

Initial Training
Hours: 4
Frequency: One-time training must be complete prior to selling annuity products.

Additional Information

Property and Casualty Producers

24 CE hours, including 3 hours of ethics, every 2 year license term (see license term below). South Carolina has course category restrictions. See CE Subject Requirements below.

Producers planning to sell the following product(s) have special training or education requirements as described below:

Special Training/Education Requirements

Flood

State required training for producers that sell flood insurance products.

One-Time Training
Hours: 3
Frequency: One-time training must be complete prior to selling flood insurance products.

Additional Information

Nonresident CE Requirements

Nonresident producers who meet the CE requirements of their home states do not have to comply with South Carolina CE requirements

Nonresident producers who have not completed a Long-Term Care Partnership training course in their home state or another state with a Long-Term Care Partnership training requirement are required to take the South Carolina Long-Term Care Partnership training course.

Long-Term Care (LTC)

State required training for producers that sell long-term care products.

Initial Training
Hours: 8
Frequency: One-time training must be complete prior to selling LTC products.

Ongoing Training
Hours: 4
Frequency: Ongoing training must be complete every license period, following the initial training requirement.

Annuity Training Requirement

State required training for producers that sell annuity products.

Initial Training
Hours: 4
Frequency: One-time training must be complete prior to selling annuity products.

License Term

The license term is the last day of the licensee's birth month, by 5pm eastern, every odd-or-even year based on the year the licensee was born.

 CE Subject Requirements

Category Restriction:
Producers who hold a dual property and casualty license and a life, accident, and health license must complete at least 8 of the required 24 CE hours in courses related to each of these lines of authority.

  • Excess Ethics credits may not be applied to cover the minimum 8 hours needed in each license specific requirement for combined Life/Health and Property/Casualty producers.

Course presentation:
Online self-study

Study requirements:
Students should read the course material prior to taking the final exam.

Final Exam Requirements

Exam proctor requirements:
Exams to be Monitored by a Disinterested Third Party. Monitors must be a Disinterested Third Party and shall NOT serve for examinations of: family members or relatives or dependents, employers or supervisors, employees or subordinates, partners or joint ventures or co-owners, or for anyone in whom the proctor or instructor has an economic or other interest in assuring the successful outcome of the examination.

Exam rules:
Exams are closed book. A score of 70 percent or higher is needed to pass. You will have unlimited retakes.

CE Carryover Allowance

Producers may carry over a maximum of 18 credit hours to the next license renewal period. Excess hours of an ethics course will be carried over as general credit. Courses carried forward will count as a duplicate if completed again in the current renewal cycle.

Course Repetition Rules

A course may not be repeated within 2 calendar years of the original completion date.

Certificate of Completion

WebCE provides online, printable certificates of completion in South Carolina. Certificates of completion will be available to print online immediately after a final exam is passed. Producers must keep a copy of each certificate of completion in his or her files for 5 years.

CE Completion Reporting

Next-day Reporting - WebCE reports course completions to Prometric every business day.

License Renewal Process

All producers licensed in South Carolina are required to renew their producer license and pay a $25 license renewal fee by the last day of their birth month.

The $25 license renewal fee is payable as a part of the online producer license renewal process. Producers receiving a CE exemption are still required to renew their license and pay the $25 license renewal fee by the last day of their birth month.

In addition to the license renewal fee, producers are also subject to an annual CE reporting fee of $7.50.  This fee is payable to Prometric and the reporting fee for each year of the compliance period is required to be paid by the last day of the producers birth month.

For a complete coverage of the renewal requirements review the South Carolina Reminder Notice.

CE Exemptions

Nonresidents are exempt from the Long-Term Care Partnership requirement if they have completed the LTC requirement in their home state or another state with a Long-Term Care Training course.

The following individuals are exempt from all CE requirements:

  • Nonresident producers who meet the CE requirements of their home states do not have to comply with South Carolina CE requirements.
  • A licensee holding a limited license to sell only credit life, credit health insurance, bail bonds and travel accident and baggage insurance;
  • A licensee outside the United States or its territories;
  • A licensee who is a resident attorney licensed to practice law in the state;
  • A licensee who is an employee of a trade association holding a limited license to sell only surety bonds to its association members;
  • A licensee who has reached the age of 65 prior to July 1, 2006 and has been licensed for at least 10 years or who have reached 65 after July 1, 2006 and have been licensed for at least 10 years and who no longer sell, solicit or negotiate insurance.

The producer must notify the Division office in writing if he/she falls under one of the exempt categories

Helpful Links

License Number Lookup

View your CE transcript

Renew your license online

Go to the South Carolina DOI Web site

Prometric Contact Information
Prometic
Phone: (800) 490-6551
Web site: www.prometric.com

State Contact Information
South Carolina Department of Insurance
Phone: (803) 737-6095
Fax: (803) 737-6205
Email: agntmail@doi.scgov

Mailing Address:
South Carolina Department of Insurance
1201 Main St., Suite 1000
Columbia, SC 29201

WebCE provides information as a courtesy to individuals who are subject to continuing education (CE) as insurance producers, agents, adjusters and/or brokers. Although reasonable efforts have been made to ensure that the information provided here is accurate and current, neither WebCE nor its employees warrant or represent that this information is accurate and current. All information is subject to change without notice.