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South Dakota PreLicense Exam Prep Requirements

South Dakota PreLicense Education 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 residence or business in South Dakota
  • Pass the license examination
  • File a license application and remit filing fees
Before making an exam reservation applicants should thoroughly review the State of South Dekota Licensing Candidate Handbook. The Candidate Handbook and additional licensing information can be accessed by clicking on the tabs above.

South Dakota 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. *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.

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: State-approved training must be completed by July 1st in even years, following the initial training requirement.

Additional Information

South Dakota PreLicense Exam Prep Course Requirements

Prelicense Course Delivery

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

South Dakota PreLicense Exam Prep Exam Requirements

Prelicense Course Exam

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

Reporting and South Dakota PreLicense Exam Prep Certificates of Completion

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.

South Dakota PreLicense Application Process

License Application Process

  1. Make an Examination Reservation: Contact Prometric to register and pay for your exam and to schedule an appointment. The easiest way to register is online at Pearsonvue.com or by calling Pearsonvue at (888)-873-6205.

  2. Materials needed to bring to the Site: 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

  3. Resident License Application Process: Apply for your license electronically online at www.sircon.com .You must submit your license application within 180 days of passing the exam.

Transfer South Dakota PreLicense Application Process

Transfer 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 the previous home state. View for additional 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

License Application Process

Ways to Apply

Apply Online: New Residents can Apply online by visiting https://www.sircon.com

Materials Needed to Apply: A 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
  • Letter of Clearance from home state
  • Change of address request
Fingerprinting Process: There are no fingerprint requirements in South Dakota.

Non-Resident South Dakota PreLicense Exam Prep Requirements

Non-Resident License Requirements

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 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 the previous home state. View for additional information.

License Application Process

Ways to Apply

Apply Online: Non-Residents can Apply online by visiting https://www.sircon.com

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.

South Dakota PreLicense Contact Info

South Dakota Division of Insurance

Pearson VUE


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.