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South Dakota Insurance Continuing Education Requirements

Required CE Hours for Renewal in South Dakota

  • Most Licenses

    • Most licenses need to take 10 CE hours every two year renewal period.
  • Dual Licenses

    • Any agent holding two licenses will need to take 20 CE hours every two year renewal period.
  • Crop Agents

    • Agents holding a crop license must take 4 CE hours every two hour reneal period.

Special Training/Education Requirements (LTC, Flood, Ethics, others)

  • Long Term Care -LTC

    • Agents wishing to sell Long Term Care are required to take a one time only 8 hour Department of Insurance certified course.
    • Each license term thereafter each agent must complete a 4 hour Long Term Care Partnership CE course that is approved by the department.
  • Flood Insurance Training

    • An insurance producer who sells flood insurance may satisfy the minimum training and education requirements by completing a 3-hour course related to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

How Hours are Reported

  • CE completions are submitted electronically the next business day after a passing completion is acquired.

License Term

  • Beginning October 1, 2010. License term is every two years on the last day of the license birth date.
  • Resident agents: The 4/30/2012 renewal date will be converted to the last day of the agents birth month in 2012. (exceptions: January, February, and March birth months will be converted to the last day of the birth month in 2013.)

Course Type approved for Continuing Education

  • Online courses
  • Independent Self-study
  • Classroom Study

Final Exam

  • Final exams do not need to be monitored and are open book.
  • Must score at least a 70% for a passing grade.

Carryover CE Hours

  • CE credits may not be carried over from one term to another.

Repeating Courses

  • Courses may not be taken more than once in each renewal period.

Completion Certificates

  • Certificates of completion are available as soon as a course is completed with a passing grade. Certificates should be printed and kept on file for 5 years.

Additional Information

Third Party Contact: Sircon
Phone: 877-876-4430
Fax: 404-656-0874

Web Site:Sircon

South Dakota Division of Insurance

Main Phone: (605) 773-3563
Producer Licensing Phone: (605) 773-3513
Continuing Education Phone: (605) 773-3946
Fax: (605)773-5369

Mailing Address:
South Dakota Insurance Division
Anderson Building
445 E. Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501

Web site: South Dakota Insurance Division
The information provided is only intended to be general summary information to insurance agents/brokers. It is not intended to take the place of either the written law or regulations. All efforts have been made to ensure that this information is correct and current. FastrackCE and its employees take no responsibility that this information is correct and current.