South Dakota Insurance License Renewal
In South Dakota, insurance licenses expire every two years. The expiration will be on the last day of your birth month, biennially. Depending on when you first obtain your license, however, your first licensing period may range from 24 to 35 months.
There is no requirement to take another exam from the state, though depending on the format of your continuing education, it is possible that you may take a short knowledge test at the end of the course to be sure that you understand important insurance concepts, laws, and regulations.
If this is the state you reside in, then renewing your license will also keep any non-resident license you have in good standing. You will still need to pay the license renewal fee for non-resident licenses held in other states.
Step 1. South Dakota Insurance Continuing Education Requirements
The State of South Dakota requires that most resident individual licensees complete ten (10) credit hours of continuing education per license qualification every two-year licensing period. For instance, if you carry a qualification of Life & Health only, you must complete ten (10) credit hours, but if you hold qualifications in both Life & Health and Property & Casualty, you must complete a total of twenty (20) credit hours during your licensing period.
Tip:It is recommended to complete all continuing education credits thirty (30) days prior to the expiration date of the license. This will give the CE provider time to report the successful completion to the department of insurance. Your CE courses can be taken at any time within your license term.
If you have a producer license in more than one line of authority (ex. Property & Casualty and Life & Health), you do not need to complete double the hours.
You may take your continuing education courses either in person in a classroom setting or online as a self-paced course. The online courses usually require a reading of the subject at hand, then a test at the end.
Upon completion of these courses, the company who you took the course should send the certificate of completion directly to the state. You should, however, print a copy of this certificate to keep in your records just in case there is a dispute later.
Step 2. Renew Your Insurance License In South Dakota
After you have completed your continuing education and you are within 90 days of your license expiration, you may renew your South Dakota insurance license online through the South Dakota State Information Center Insurance Licensing Search and Renewal tool.
There is a fee of $25 to renew your license.
Once this process is complete, your license will be renewed and your new expiration date will be two years from your previous expiration date.
South Dakota Insurance License Lookup
You can view your current accrued CE credits using the South Dakota State Information Center Insurance Licensing Search and Renewal tool.
If you don’t know your insurance license number, you can inquire online through the South Dakota State Information Center.
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South Dakota Department of Insurance Contact Information
South Dakota Division of Insurance
124 South Euclid Avenue, 2nd Floor
Pierre, South Dakota 57501
Phone: (605) 773-3563
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