WebCE provides state-approved South Dakota Insurance Continuing Education with a money back guarantee! Satisfy ALL your CE requirements at one low price with our online or paper courses!

South Dakota insurance CE course pricing:
You may select 20 hours of courses for $44.95 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 SD Insurance continuing education courses start at just $4.95!
WebCE offers courses for the following SD license types:

South Dakota Insurance CE

South Dakota Insurance CE Requirements 

Required Continuing Education Hours

Life and Health Producers

10 CE hours are required every 2-year license term (see license term below). South Dakota has 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

Annuity Training

  • Before selling, soliciting, or negotiating annuity products in South Dakota, producers must complete a one-time annuity training course approved for at least 4 hours.  *Residents who satisfy the training requirements of another state that are similar to the South Dakota law will be deemed compliant for the South Dakota requirement. (Go to the course catalog to order WebCE's 4-Hour Annuity Training Course, which fulfills this requirement.)

Long-Term Care Partnership (LTC/P)

  • Initial 8-hour LTC training requirement: Before selling LTC insurance products in South Dakota, producers must complete an initial 8-hour, state-approved LTC training course. (Go to the course catalog to order WebCE's Long-Term Care: Programs, Policies, and Partnerships course, which fulfills this requirement.)
  • Ongoing 4-hour LTC training requirement: After completing the initial 8-hour training requirement, producers continuing to sell LTC must complete 4 hours of state-approved LTC training by July 1st in even years.  (Go to the course catalog to order WebCE's South Dakota Long-Term Care 4-Hour Training course or South Dakota 4-Hour Long-Term Care Review course, both of which fulfill this requirement.)

Property and Casualty Producers

10 CE hours are required every 2-year license term (see license term below). South Dakota has 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 Insurance

Producers who sell federal flood insurance must complete a one-time, 3-hour course approved for National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) training. (Go to the course catalog to order WebCE's National Flood Insurance Program: What You Must Know course, which fulfills this requirement.)

Combination Life and Health AND Property and Casualty Producers

20 CE hours are required every 2-year license term (see license term below). South Dakota has 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)

  • Initial 8-hour LTC training requirement: Before selling LTC insurance products in South Dakota, producers must complete an initial 8-hour, state-approved LTC training course. (Go to the course catalog to order WebCE's Long-Term Care: Programs, Policies, and Partnerships course, which fulfills this requirement.)
  • Ongoing 4-hour LTC training requirement: After completing the initial 8-hour training requirement, producers continuing to sell LTC must complete 4 hours of state-approved LTC training by July 1st in even years.  (Go to the course catalog to order WebCE's South Dakota Long-Term Care 4-Hour Training course, or South Dakota 4-Hour Long-Term Care Review course, both of which fulfill this requirement.)

Flood Insurance

Producers who sell federal flood insurance must complete a one-time, 3-hour course approved for National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) training. (Go to the course catalog to order WebCE's National Flood Insurance Program: What You Must Know course, which fulfills this requirement.)

Crop Producers

4 CE hours are required every 2 year license term (see license term below).

Combination Crop/Life and Health AND Crop/Property and Casualty Producers

20 CE hours are required every 2 year license term (see license term below). South Dakota has 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 Partnership (LTC/P)

  • Initial 8-hour LTC training requirement: Before selling LTC insurance products in South Dakota, producers must complete an initial 8-hour, state-approved LTC training course. (Go to the course catalog to order WebCE's Long-Term Care: Programs, Policies, and Partnerships course, which fulfills this requirement.)
  • Ongoing 4-hour LTC training requirement: After completing the initial 8-hour training requirement, producers continuing to sell LTC must complete 4 hours of state-approved LTC training by July 1st in even years.  (Go to the course catalog to order WebCE's South Dakota Long-Term Care 4-Hour Training courseor South Dakota 4-Hour Long-Term Care Review course, both of which fulfill this requirement.)

Flood Insurance

Producers who sell federal flood insurance must complete a one-time, 3-hour course approved for National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) training. (Go to the course catalog to order WebCE's National Flood Insurance Program: What You Must Know course, which fulfills this requirement.)

Combination Crop/Life and Health OR Crop/Property and Casualty Producers

10 CE hours are required every 2 year license term (see license term below). South Dakota has 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 Partnership (LTC/P)

  • Initial 8-hour LTC training requirement: Before selling LTC insurance products in South Dakota, producers must complete an initial 8-hour, state-approved LTC training course. (Go to the course catalog to order WebCE's Long-Term Care: Programs, Policies, and Partnerships course, which fulfills this requirement.)
  • Ongoing 4-hour LTC training requirement: After completing the initial 8-hour training requirement, producers continuing to sell LTC must complete 4 hours of state-approved LTC training by July 1st in even years.  (Go to the course catalog to order WebCE's South Dakota Long-Term Care 4-Hour Training course, or South Dakota 4-Hour Long-Term Care Review course, both of which fulfill this requirement.)

Flood Insurance

Producers who sell federal flood insurance must complete a one-time, 3-hour course approved for National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) training. (Go to the course catalog to order WebCE's National Flood Insurance Program: What You Must Know course, which fulfills this requirement.)

Farm Mutual Producers; Personal Lines Producers

10 CE hours are required every 2 year license term (see license term below).

Roster Fees

A roster fee of $1.00 per credit hour ordered is required to process course completion hours in South Dakota and will be added to the order total upon checkout.

Nonresident CE Requirements

Nonresident producers planning to sell Long-Term Care (LTC) have special training or education requirements as described below:

Special Training/Education Requirements

Long-Term Care Partnership (LTC/P)

  • Initial 8-hour LTC training requirement: Before selling LTC insurance products in South Dakota, producers must complete an initial 8-hour, state-approved LTC training course. (Go to the course catalog to order WebCE's Long-Term Care: Programs, Policies, and Partnerships course, which fulfills this requirement.)
  • Ongoing 4-hour LTC training requirement: After completing the initial 8-hour training requirement, producers continuing to sell LTC must complete 4 hours of state-approved LTC training by July 1st in even years.  (Go to the course catalog to order WebCE's South Dakota Long-Term Care 4-Hour Training course,or South Dakota 4-Hour Long-Term Care Review course, both of which fulfill this requirement.)
  • State Specific Long Term Care Training: If a producer has taken the initial 8-hour long-term care partnership course for another state, they must complete a state-approved Medicaid training course before selling LTC insurance products in South Dakota. (Go to the course catalog to order WebCE's South Dakota Medicaid course.)

Annuity Training

  • Before selling, soliciting, or negotiating annuity products in South Dakota, producers must complete a one-time annuity training course approved for at least 4 hours.*The satisfaction of training requirements of another state that are substantially similar to the South Dakota law will be deemed compliant for the South Dakota requirement. (Go to the course catalog to order WebCE's 4-Hour Annuity Training Course, which fulfills this requirement.)

License Term

The license term is 2 years, expiring on the last day of the producer’s birth month.

  

 

CE Subject Requirements

Category restrictions:

  • General credit hours may be applied to either life/health or property/casualty credits but not crop/hail.
  • Life/Health AND Property/Casualty = 20 CE credits; CE credits should be EITHER:
    • 10 L/H CE credits and 10 P/C CE credits or
    • a minimum of 8 CE credits in each license held. (additional CE hours needed should be in L/H or P/C)
  • Crop/Hail AND Life/Health = 10 CE credits (2 Crop/Hail CE credits and 8 L/H CE credits)
  • Crop/Hail AND Property/Casualty = 10 CE credits (2 Crop/Hail CE credits and 8 P/C  CE credits)
  • Crop/Hail, Life/Health AND Property Casualty = 20 CE credits. In the case of a multi-line license the maximum crop/hail CE is 2 hours. This could be taken as:
    • 2 CE credits in Crop/Hail, 10 CE credits in Life/Health, and 8 CE credits in Property/Casualty, OR
    • 2 CE credits in Crop/Hail, 12 CE credits in Life/Health, and 6 CE credits in Property/Casualty, OR
    • 2 CE credits in Crop/Hail, 8 CE credits in Life/Health, and 10 CE credits in Property/Casualty
  • A producer may not receive more than one-half of the required CE hours during any 2-year period from courses sponsored by any one insurance company.

Course presentation:
Online and paper self-study

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

Final Exam Requirements

Exam proctor requirements: 
Self-study final exams are open book and do not require a proctor.

Exam rules: 
Self-study final exams are open book.  Producers may refer to the course material as often as needed during the exam.  The final exam must be passed with a score of 70 percent or higher to receive credit.  If the final exam is not passed on the first attempt, students have an unlimited number of retakes.

CE Carryover Allowance

No excess hours may be carried over into a new license term. All courses must be completed in the period for which they will be reported.

Course Repetition Rules

Courses may not be taken more than once in a 2-year license term.

Certificate of Completion

WebCE provides online, printable certificates of completion in South Dakota. 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 file for a minimum of 2 years.

CE Completion Reporting

Instant Reporting - Insurance CE credits are immediately reported to Sircon upon completion of courses.

License Renewal Process

Licensees must renew online here www.sircon.com/southdakota. If the licensing renewal and fee is not completed through Sircon by the due date, producers' licenses will lapse and appointments will be terminated.

CE Exemptions

The following are exempt from South Dakota's CE requirements:

  • A producer holding a limited license to sell only credit life and credit health insurance
  • A producer outside the United States or its territories
  • A producer who is a resident attorney licensed to practice law in South Dakota
  • A producer who is a transportation ticket producer of common carriers holding a limited license to sell only travel accident and baggage insurance
  • A producer who is an employee of a trade association holding a limited license to sell only surety bonds to its association members
  • A producer who is licensed to sell only bail bonds
  • Individuals who have reached the age of 65 prior July 1, 2006 and have been licensed in South Dakota for at least 10 years as of July 1, 2006.
  • Licensees over age 65, it they have been licensed in South Dakota for at least 10 years and do not sell, solicit, or negotiate insurance.

Limited lines producers are exempt from CE requirements (examples include limited lines credit insurance, travel accident insurance, and rental car insurance producers).

Producers must notify the South Dakota Division of Insurance in writing if he/she falls under one of the exemption categories.

Helpful Links

Check your license status

View your CE transcript

Renew your license online

Go to the South Dakota DOI Web site

Sircon Contact Information

Sircon
Phone: (877) 876-4430
Fax: (404) 656-0874
Web site:
http://www.sircon.com

State Contact Information

South Dakota Division of Insurance
Phone: (605) 773-3946

Email:
jo.mikkelsen@state.sd.us

Mailing Address:
South Dakota Division of Insurance
124 S. Euclid Ave., 2nd Floor
Pierre, SD 57501

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.