SOUTH CAROLINA Non-Resident Licensing for Individuals

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State Announcements

There are no announcements for South Carolina at this time.

Primary Rules (Individual)

Response Question
Yes Accepts initial license for individuals electronically.
Yes Accepts major lines of authority.
Yes Accepts limited lines of authority.
Yes Accepts surplus lines for individuals.
Yes Applicant can add lines of authority (amend) to an existing active license.
No Applicant can reinstate/reapply through NIPR's Non-Resident License (NRL) Application.
Yes License printing available electronically.

License Printing

To print your license, click the state on NIPR's Producer Licensing Map.

Business Rules (Individual)

Applicant must be at least eighteen (18) years old or older as determined from the applicant's date of birth.

Residence Address must not be P.O. Box.

No more than 6 digits allowed for business phone number extensions.

Non-Citizens (excluding Canadians) must hold U.S. resident license and provide U.S. mailing address. Applicants must also provide proof of Green Card.

Applicant's license number must match current PDB record for resident state.

All of applicant's addresses must match current PDB record for resident state.

Applicant must not have an active resident license in the application state.

Applicant's resident state license must be active on PDB.

Applications for the Variable LOA may supply FINRA CRD number on application.

Applicants with a South Carolina license in an inactive status may not apply electronically if status reason is denied, revoked or suspended.

Applicant may not apply for Limited Lines license class if they currently hold an active Producer license on PDB.

Applicant may not apply for Producer license class if they currently hold a Limited Lines license class on PDB.

Title Producers need to submit the Financial Interest Disclosure, Form 3600 to South Carolina Department of Insurance.

Applicants applying for Limited Lines license with Pre-Need Insurance must have Pre-need in their home state.  

Pre-need Insurance applicants must be actively licensed as a Funeral Director prior to applying. Pre-Need insurance applicants must also provide a copy of the South Carolina Funeral Director's license and submit letter of employment from a South Carolina licensed Funeral Home.

Applicants applying for Surplus Lines Broker license must be actively licensed in their resident state as a Surplus Lines Broker or have the excess/surplus line of authority in the resident state.

If applicant responds "yes" to one of the background questions please submit supporting documents electronically via NIPR's Attachments Warehouse. The documents may also be submitted to the state via mail, email, or fax.

State Offerings (Individual)

Please note that license class names can vary by state.

License Class Line of Authority (LOA)
Producer Life
Producer Accident & Health
Producer Property
Producer Casualty
Producer Variable Contracts
Producer Personal Lines
Limited Lines Surety
Limited Lines Travel Baggage
Limited Lines Credit
Limited Lines Crop Hail
Appraiser Auto Physical Damage
Surplus Lines Broker Property
Surplus Lines Broker Casualty
Limited Lines Pre-Need Insurance
Limited Lines Title

License Fees (Individual)

Fees shown are state fees only. These fees do not include NIPR transaction fees.

License Class / LOA Combination License Fee * Reinstatement Fee *
Producer / All LOAs $25.00 $25.00
Limited Lines / All LOAs $25.00 $25.00
Appraiser / Auto Physical Damage $80.00 $80.00
Surplus Lines Broker / All LOAs $200.00 $200.00
Special Producer / All LOAs $25.00 $25.00

* Per application.   

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Last Update: 5/30/2017

SOUTH CAROLINA Non-Resident Licensing for Business Entities

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State Announcements

There are no announcements for South Carolina at this time.

Primary Rules (Business Entity)

Response Question
Yes Accepts initial license for business entities electronically.
Yes Accepts major lines of authority.
Yes Accepts limited lines of authority.
No Accepts surplus lines for business entities.
Yes Applicant can add lines of authority (amend) to an existing active license.
No Applicants can reinstate/reapply through NIPR's Non-Resident License (NRL) Application.
Yes License printing available electronically.

License Printing

To print your license, click the state on NIPR's Producer Licensing Map.

Business Rules (Business Entity)

Applicant must be one of the following legal business types:

  • Partnership
  • Limited Liability Company (LLC)
  • Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
  • Corporation
  • Sole Proprietorship

No more than 6 digits allowed for business phone number extensions.

Business address must not be a P.O. Box.

Applicant must not already have an active equivalent license for the requested LOA(s) in the requested NR state.

Applicant's resident state license must be active on PDB.

At least one (1) Designated Responsible Licensed Producer (DRLP) must have an active resident or non-resident license in South Carolina. DRLP can be a licensed Producer, Surplus Lines Broker, or Limited Lines individual.

Service Contract Providers, Third Party Administrators, Premium Service Companies, Utilization Review, Motor Vehicle Rental Companies, Portable Electronics and Self-Service Storage Facilities license classes are not required to have a Designated Responsible Licensed Producer (DRLP) on the application.

Business entity applicants must provide at least one Owner on the Owner Partner Officer Director page.  

Service Contract Providers, Third Party Administrators, Premium Service Companies, Utilization Review, Motor Vehicle Rental Companies, Portable Electronics and Self-Service Storage Facilities license classes are not required to have an Owner listed on Owner on the Owner Partner Officer Director page.  

Third Party Administrators are required to submit Financial Statement, Biographical Affidavit, Service Agreement and Surety Bond in the amount of $75,000 or more in order to obtain license in South Carolina.

Agencies applying for the Utilization Review license class (PDB Code) are required to submit a utilization review program to South Carolina Department of Insurance.

Agencies applying for the Service Contract Providers license must meet the financial obligations required by the state and provide any one of the following to the South Carolina Department of Insurance: A) Reimbursement insurance policy; B) Funded reserve account that must provide a minimum of 25,000 surety bond or a letter of credit; C) Audited financial statement on the applicant's parent company that must maintain a net worth of $100 million dollars or a 10k filing on the parent company's financial worth.

Motor Vehicle Rental Companies, Portable Electronics, Self-Service Storage Facilities applicants are required to have an appointment with a company before a license is issued. Please contact South Carolina Department of Insurance to confirm the appointment has been issued.

Premium Service Companies are required to file financial statements to South Carolina Department Of Insurance by March 1st of every odd year.

Agencies applying for the Service Contract Provider license class are required to submit a copy of the service agreement and the latest financial statement to South Carolina Department of Insurance.

Applicant with a non-resident South Carolina license in an inactive status may not apply electronically if status reason is denied, revoked, suspended or lapsed.

If applicant responds "yes" to one of the background questions please submit supporting documents electronically via NIPR's Attachments Warehouse. The documents may also be submitted to the state via mail, email, or fax.

State Offerings (Business Entity)

License Class Line of Authority (LOA) DRLP Required
Producer Agency None Yes
Third Party Administrator None No
Premium Service Company None No
Service Contract Provider None No
Utilization Review None No
Motor Vehicle Rental Companies None No
Portable Electronics None No
Self-Service Storage Facilities None No

License Fees (Business Entity)

Fees shown are state fees only. These fees do not include NIPR transaction fees.

License Class / LOA Combination License Fee * Reinstatement Fee
Producer Agency / None $40.00 $40.00
Third Party Administrator / None $100.00 $100.00
Premium Service Company / None $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Service Contract Provider / None $200.00 $200.00
Utilization Review  / None $1,200.00 $1,200.00
Motor Vehicle Rental Companies / None $40.00 $40.00
Portable Electronics / None $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Self-Service Storage Facilities / None $40.00 $40.00

* Per application.

Contacts

Last Update: 5/30/2017

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