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South Carolina PreLicense Exam Prep Requirements

South Carolina PreLicense Education Requirements

Individual Resident Producer Requirements

To qualify for a producer license, an applicant must satisfy all the following requirements:
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Be of good moral character.
  • Be free of any convictions for a felony or crime involving dishonesty fraud, breach of fiduciary duties, etc.
  • Pay the required licensing fees.
  • Be a legal resident of South Carolina.
  • Pass the state examination for the line(s) of authority for which the application is made.

South Carolina PreLicense Product Training Requirements

Annuity Training

State required training for insurance producers that sell annuity products.

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

Additional Information

Long-Term Care Training

State required training for insurance 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 completed every license period, following the initial training requirement.

Additional Information

South Carolina PreLicense Exam Prep Course Requirements

Prelicense Course Delivery

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

South Carolina PreLicense Exam Prep Exam Requirements

Course Exam Requirements

  • Passing Score: suggests students pass's Practice exam with a score of 70% or higher.
  • Exam Proctor Requirements: The Practice exam does not require a proctor.

Reporting and South Carolina PreLicense Exam Prep Certificates of Completion

Certificate of Completion

The South Carolina Department of Insurance does not require a PLE certificate of completion.

State Reporting Requirements

The South Carolina Department of Insurance does not require PLE course completions to be reported.

South Carolina PreLicense Application Process

License Application Process

  1. Schedule an examination: You can register online by accessing PSI’s registration website at or by calling (800) 733-9267.

  2. Materials needed to bring to the Site: Bring Government Issued ID: government-issued (e.g., driver’s license, state-issued identification card or military identification card

    Exam Format:
    • Your score will be given to you immediately following completion of the examination.
    • In order to pass the examination, you must achieve a minimum score of 70%.

  3. Fingerprinting Process: All resident license applications require that the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) conduct a background investigation. Resident applicants for a new license only: Online through the SC DOI. There is a $25 fee for this report. SLED only accepts company checks or money orders. A SLED report expires 90 days after issuance.

  4. ATTN: Central Records Depository
    P. O. Box 21398 Columbia, SC 29221
    Phone: 803.737.9000

  5. Resident License Application Process: Apply and pay for your license on the Department’s Web site at

Non-Resident South Carolina PreLicense Exam Prep Requirements

Non-Resident License Requirements

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) · License fee of $25 Note: A nonresident producer who moves from another state to South Carolina must file a change of address within 30 days of moving.

License Application Process

Ways to Apply

Apply Online: Applicant can apply for Non-resident application by visiting

Apply by Paper: Print Application Form 3506. License fee is $25

South Carolina PreLicense Contact Info

South Carolina Department of Insurance

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


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.