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South Dakota PreLicensing Requirements

Individual Resident Producer Requirements

To qualify for a resident South Dakota insurance producer license, the applicant must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Maintain principal place of residency or business in South Dakota
  •  Pass the license examination
  •  File a license application and remit filing fees

PLE Requirements

State Candidate Handbook

Before making an exam reservation Candidates should thoroughly review the South Dakota Licensing Information Bulletin, which contains the exam content outlines and important information regarding eligibility and the examination and licensing application process.

Course Delivery

Applicants must read each lesson before they can proceed to the next lesson.

Exam Requirements

  • Passing Score: PreLicense.com suggests students pass PreLicense.com's Practice exam with a score of 75% or higher.
  • Exam Proctor Requirements: The Practice exam does not require a proctor.

Certificate of Completion

The South Dakota Division of Insurance does not require a PLE certificate of completion.

State Reporting Requirements

The South Dakota Division of Insurance does not require PLE course completions to be reported.

License Application Process:

1.      Register for you State Exam:

Contact Prometric to register and pay for your exam and to schedule an appointment. The easiest way to register is online at www.prometric.com/southdakota/insurance or by calling Prometric at  800.864.8373.

Materials Needed to Apply:

Identification required. You must present a valid form of identification before you can test. The identification document must:

  • Be government-issued (e.g., driver’s license, state-issued identification card, passport or military identification card).
  • Contain both a current photo and your signature.
  • Have a name that exactly matches the name used to register for the exam (including designations such as “Jr.” and “III”).

Exam Format:

  • At the end of your exam, your score will be shown on the screen and you will receive a printed score report.
  • A total score of 70 percent is required to pass

2.   Apply for State License: Apply for your license electronically online with Sircon at www.sircon.com/southdakota . You must submit your license application within 180 days of passing the exam.

 New Resident Producer Requirements

If you are moving to South Dakota and wish to qualify for a South Dakota license without taking an examination, you must have held the same or a similar insurance license in your previous state and apply for a license in South Dakota within 30 days of termination of license in previous home state.  Click here for more information

If you already hold a nonresident license in South Dakota and are moving to South Dakota, you will be required to submit the following:

  •  Change of address
  • Letter of clearance from your home state
  •  No application, fees, or exams are necessary

The request must be made within 30 days from the date you move to South Dakota.  Click here for more information.

License Application Process

Ways to Apply

Click here to apply online.

 

Nonresident licensee who wishes to become a resident licensee will need to forward the materials listed below to the South Dakota Division of Insurance at:

445 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501-3185

Materials Needed to Apply

  •  Letter of Clearance from home state
  • Change of address request

Fingerprinting Process

There are no fingerprint requirements in South Dakota.

Nonresident Producer Requirements

Non-residents may apply by reciprocity and are exempt from the examination requirement.

License Application Process

Nonresident license candidates may obtain a South Dakota agent license, without having to take a license examination, as long as they are currently licensed as a resident and in good standing in their home state.  You must apply for a new resident producer license within 30 days of termination of previous home state license.  Click here for more information.

Ways to Apply

Click here to apply for a non-resident insurance producer license

Materials Needed to Apply

If you are a resident producer in any state that does not currently subscribe to the PDB you will need to submit a Home State Certification to the South Dakota Division of Insurance upon application.

Fingerprinting Process

There are no fingerprint requirements in South Dakota.

State-Required Product Training

Your state has special training requirements in order for licensed agents to sell the following products:

Long-Term Care: Before selling LTC insurance products in South Dakota, producers must complete an initial 8-hour, state-approved LTC training course.

Purchasing state-required Product Training with your exam prep course from the PreLicense.com catalog will allow you to take one of the special training requirement courses from WebCE. Additional fees for state filing, books or shipping may apply at the time you register to begin taking the product training course.

Click here for more information regarding state-specific product training.

Contact Information

South Dakota Division of Insurance
124 S.  Euclid Ave. 2nd Floor
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: 605.773.3563
Fax: 605.773.5369
Email: 
insurance@state.sd.us 

Web sitehttp://dlr.sd.gov/insurance/default.aspx 

Prometric
Phone: 800.864.8373
Fax: 800.347.9242

Web sitewww.prometric.com/southdakota 

The licensing information presented here is a brief summary only and is not intended to be comprehensive or complete. We urge you to check with your state's insurance department for complete and current information about its licensing rules and requirements.

 

 

 

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