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South Carolina Insurance Exam Prep & Licensing Requirements

What are the Insurance Exam Prep education requirements for South Carolina?

South Carolina does not require licensing candidates to complete prelicensing education; however, it is recommended to complete an exam prep course before attempting to take your state’s licensing exam.

How to get an insurance license in South Carolina

  1. Meet the general eligibility criteria
    • Be at least 18 years of age
    • Be a resident of, and actually residing in, the state of South Carolina
    • Be free of any convictions for a felony or crime involving dishonesty fraud, breach of fiduciary duties, etc.
  2. Prepare for state licensing exam
    • Use the WebCE Exam Prep courses to better prepare you to pass the state licensing exam.

  3. Register and pass state licensing exam Before making an exam reservation applicants should thoroughly review the State of South Carolina Licensing Candidate Handbook by clicking on the Student Handbook button above.

  4. Submit fingerprints
    • South Carolina requires all resident insurance licensing candidates be fingerprinted prior to submitting a license application.
    • For steps and complete information go to
  5. Apply for a License
    • After passing the examination you must wait 2 days before applying online. After 2 days please apply online for your license at

What are the WebCE South Carolina Insurance Exam Prep course requirements?

  • WebCE insurance exam prep courses follow the state exam content outlines. Students should read each lesson before proceeding to the next lesson.
  • WebCE suggests students pass the closed-book non-monitored Exam Prep Practice exam with a score of 70% or higher and then utilize Exam Tutor and Flash Tutor for further practice before your exam day.

What is the access period for WebCE South Carolina Insurance Exam Prep courses?

90 days from the date of purchase. One additional extension for an additional 90 days can be purchased for $50.

How often does WebCE report South Carolina Insurance Exam Prep course completions?

WebCE does not report exam prep course completions as the South Carolina Department of Insurance does not require course completions to be reported.

Does WebCE supply a certificate of completion for South Carolina Insurance Exam Prep courses?

Online PDF certificates of completion are available to print immediately after passing the WebCE course exam. Certificates are for personal records and is not required for the state exam.

What is the process to transfer an insurance license to South Carolina?

Applicants for a South Carolina resident producer license who are relocating from another state in which they are licensed are required to file an application and pay required fees but are exempt from the licensing examination. The application must include a “clearance letter” issued by the insurance department in the applicant’s former home state.

Licensed producers moving to South Carolina from another state use Application Form 3506 (South Carolina Application for Individual License)

Apply online

Are there any South Carolina insurance product specific training requirements?

What are the South Carolina Pre-License Prep requirements for non-residents?

Non-residents may apply by reciprocity and are exempt from the examination requirement, as long as they are currently licensed as a resident and in good standing in their home state.

Who to contact for additional questions

South Carolina Department of Insurance

  • Phone: (803) 737- 6095
  • Website:
  • Mail: 1201 Main Street, Suite 1000 Columbia, SC 29201

Pearson Vue

This information is based on state laws and regulations and is subject to change. WebCE makes every effort to make sure this information is current and accurate, however, WebCE is not engaged in rendering legal or professional advice and shall not be held responsible for inaccuracies contained herein. We urge you to check with your state's insurance department for complete and current information about its licensing rules and requirements.
Last updated on 4/19/2024