SOUTH CAROLINA INSURANCE PRELICENSING INFORMATION
- South Carolina does not require potential agents to take and complete a state approved prelicensing course before taking their licensing exam. This being said, it is highly recommended that potential agents take and complete a state-specific test preparation course before taking their licensing exam.
LICENSING EXAM INFORMATION
- The exam is multiple choice and is given on a computer
- The fee for one examination is $45
PASSING SCORE REQUIRED
South Carolina Life
South Carolina Accident and Health
South Carolina Life, Accident and Health
South Carolina Property Insurance
South Carolina Casualty Insurance
South Carolina Property, Casualty, Surety and Marine
South Carolina Personal Lines
South Carolina Property, Casualty, Surety and Marine Adjuster
South Carolina Public Adjuster
Computerized exams are given at PSI Testing Centers Monday- Saturday.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DO I APPLY FOR MY LICENSE?
For questions regarding how to obtain a license after the examination has been passed, candidates should contact the South Carolina Department of Insurance at (803) 737- 6095 or visit them online at www.doi.sc.gov. After passing the examination, candidates must apply for their license within one year. A valid personal or business email address is required by law. Please visit Online Services at www.doi.sc.gov to update and manage this information.
IF I DON'T PASS IS THERE ANY WAITING PERIOD THAT APPLIES BEFORE I CAN RETAKE THE INSURANCE EXAM?
This computerized exam is scored immediately upon completion of the exam. If a candidate fails to score at least 70% on their exam, they must pay a reexamination fee and retake the exam. Candidates may only attempt an exam six times in a one year period. Passing exam scores are valid for one year.