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How to Renew a South Dakota Insurance License

How to Renew a South Dakota Insurance License

South Dakota Division of Insurance

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1. Review the State Requirements

In order to renew your insurance license, you must complete the required continuing education hours for the lines of insurance that you are licensed in. All of the hours must be completed and reported prior to your license renewal date to avoid a lapse in your license.


Total Hours

  • 10 hours biennially for Life/Health OR Property/Casualty licenses
  • 20 hours biennially for combined Life/Health AND Property/Casualty licenses.
  • 4 hours biennially for Crop Only licenses
  • 10 hours biennially for Crop and Life/Health licenses (2 Crop/8 L&H)
  • 10 hours biennially for Crop and Property/Casualty licenses (2 Crop/8 P&C)
  • 20 hours biennially for Crop and Life/Health and Property/Casualty licenses (2 Crop/8 P&C/10 L&H)
  • 10 hours biennially for licensees of a farm mutual insurer (in PC insurance)

Compliance Renewal Date

Renewal date is the last day of licensee's of birth month biennially, based on odd or even birth year. If a resident producer adds a qualification to their existing license, the Continuing Education (CE) requirements for the new qualification will be waived until after their next renewal.

You may also need to take specific courses or earn specific credit types to renew your license. These course completions will count toward the total hour requirement.


CE Course Category Restrictions - Licensees must take courses in license type held.  General credits cannot be applied toward Crop licenses. No more than 50% of requirement may be company-sponsored courses (does not apply to licensees required to only complete 5 credit hours or less).

For Life & Health Producers:

Long-Term Care
8/4 hrs - Producers must complete an initial 8-hour Long-Term Care (LTC) Certification Training prior to selling, soliciting, or negotiating Long-Term Care products/policies. After completing the initial requirement, producers must complete a 4-hour ongoing LTC training every July 1st on even-numbered years after the initial training. (Even if the initial training was completed earlier that year)  SD non-residents producers must complete a SD-specific 1-hour LTC course by the SD deadline rules (initial and ongoing).

Annuity Best Interest

4 hrs - Producers must complete a one-time, 4-hour Annuity Best Interest prior to selling, soliciting, or negotiating annuity products in South Dakota. 

  • Producers who have already updated their Suitability training in another state with a 1-hour or a 4-hour Best Interest course will be considered reciprocal in South Dakota.
  • The satisfaction of best interest training requirements in another state that are substantially similar to the provisions of South Dakota satisfy the training requirements in this state.

For Property & Casualty Producers:

3 hrs - Property/Casualty and Personal lines producers must complete a one-time 3-hour course on NFIP Flood Insurance Certification Training prior to selling flood insurance policies.

There are also additional rules about how the course hours can be applied.


Carryover hours are not allowed.


Courses may not be taken more than once in a reporting period.

If you meet any of criteria below, you may be exempt from the continuing education requirements.


  • Non-residents
  • Licensees receiving a license after 9/30 of an even-numbered year but before 10/1 of an odd-numbered year must complete at least 1/2 of the CE requirement.  The CE period will be waived for any new qualification added during the 2-year CE period of an existing producer's license until their first renewal.
  • Individuals who hold a limited license to sell only credit life and credit health insurance
  • Resident attorneys licensed to practice law in South Dakota
  • Individuals who are transportation ticket producers of common carriers holding a limited license to sell only travel accident and baggage insurance
  • Individuals who are employed by a trade association and hold a limited license to sell only surety bonds to its association members
  • Individuals who were over age 65 and were licensed in South Dakota for at least 10 years as of 7/1/06 are exempt
  • Individuals who hold limited license to sell only bail bonds
  • Individuals holding a South Dakota license outside of the United States or its territories
  • Limited or restricted licensees that the director may exempt

2. Register for and Complete Courses

Once you have determined the renewal requirements for your license, you can register for courses. Each course has an associated credit type; when registering for courses, select courses with credit types that will help to fulfill the renewal requirements for your license.

A.D. Banker offers webinar, online, and self study courses for South Dakota. You can register for courses under the Continuing Education menu at

You must fulfill the course requirements for each of the courses to have them reported.

  • Classroom and webinar course completions are based off of attendance and participation and do not require a completion exam. You must be present for the full duration of the course and be active and attentive throughout to receive credit.
  • Online and Self Study courses are self-paced. You must review the course material and pass the Certification Exam at the end to receive credit.


Online and self study exams do not require a monitor.


Once a course has been completed, the completion must be reported to the state. A.D. Banker will report the course completions to Sircon.

3. File a Renewal Application

Once you have satisfied the renewal requirements for your license, you can file a renewal application at Renewal applications can be filed in the 90 day period prior to the license expiration date.

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