South Dakota Insurance Continuing Education
We are an approved South Dakota Division of Insurance education provider (Provider ID# 10017517). At Your Pace Online makes completing your South Dakota Insurance Producer CE a breeze. With us, your classes are always available to you, so they can be done any time of day or night! Our courses are approved by the state, and when you're finished, we'll report your credits to Sircon, for free.
South Dakota 10 Hour Life and Health Review
This course is made up of 10 hours of continuing education content exploring life and health insurance. This course is designed to help insurance producers renew their license. The lessons in this course address a number of topics including annuities, qualified retirement plans, disability insurance, group health insurance, and the taxation of both life and health insurance benefits.
This course is approved by the South Dakota Division of Insurance (ID 1281361).
South Dakota 20 Hour Package
This course provides the 20 hours of CE that combination L&H and P&C holders need! It applies to producers in all lines of insurance. This course will review key concepts and principles of Property & Casualty and Life & Health insurance, including 20 hours of continuing education content and the mandatory exam. No additional reporting fees!
This course is approved by the South Dakota Division of Insurance (ID 1281361 & 1281362).
South Dakota 10 Hour Property and Casualty Review
In this 10 hour course, an insurance producer will gain instruction on property and casualty insurance for commercial enterprises. Specifically, the course discusses commercial package policies, businessowners insurance and workers’ compensation insurance.
This course is approved by the South Dakota Division of Insurance (ID 1281362).
South Dakota 8 Hour Initial LTC Continuing Education Course
This 8 hour class is approved by the State of South Dakota. It meets the mandatory initial continuing education requirement to start selling Long Term Care Insurance for licensed producers.
This course is approved by the South Dakota Division of Insurance (ID 1276297).
South Dakota 4 Hour Long-Term Care Ongoing CE
This course applies to producers who need to renew their Long-Term Care Certification to continue selling LTC Insurance.This course will review key principles and concepts related to long-term care insurance policies. No additional reporting fees!
This course is approved by the South Dakota Division of Insurance (ID 1276288).
South Dakota 4 Hour Annuity Suitability Course
This 4 Hour course will meet your one time Certification Requirements to start selling Annuities in the state of South Dakota. No additional reporting fees!
This course is approved by the South Dakota Division of Insurance (ID 1276298).
South Dakota 3 Hour NFIP Review
This 3 Hour course will meet your one time Certification Requirements to start selling Flood Insurance in the state of South Dakota. No additional reporting fees!
This course is approved by the South Dakota Division of Insurance (ID 1276275).
South Dakota Insurance Continuing Education Requirements
All South Dakota licensees are required to complete a minimum of 10 credit hours of continuing education (CE) requirements every two-year term when renewing their license. This requirement may be met by pursuing:
- Online courses
- Print correspondence
- Company seminars
- In-person classes
- Computer-based training (CD-Rom/CBT)
No more than 50% of continuing education credit hours can be sponsored by the same insurer.
Licensees holding specific qualifications on their license must complete the specified number of CE credit hours in that subject area as part of their renewal requirements.
Producers with crop-hail qualifications and personal lines or commercial lines must complete two hours of the biennial CE requirement in certified crop-hail courses and four hours in crop insurance. Only two hours of crop hail courses each term may count toward the overall 10 hours of continuing education credits required.
Licensees who only hold a crop license only need to complete the four-hour crop insurance CE requirement.
Producers dealing with both personal lines and commercial lines of insurance are required to complete a minimum of 20 hours of continuing education every two-year term, with at least eight hours of credits in each line held.
Because term dates are based on the birth month and year of the licensee, rather than the date the license is received, continuing education requirements in your first renewal term may be prorated if you apply for your license partway through your term. Contact the South Dakota Division of Insurance to determine whether you qualify for a prorated continuing education requirement.
Rules for Non-Residents
Non-residents in good standing in their home state are not required to complete any additional continuing education in South Dakota. Licensees outside the United States are also not required to complete South Dakota continuing education requirements.
Carryover of Excess Continuing Education
Licensees seeking renewal cannot carry over extra CE hours to the next renewal term. This ensures that all insurance agents in South Dakota complete regular continuing education training and remain up-to-date in the industry.
Insurance License Term Renewal Requirements
Licenses in South Dakota expire every two years on the last day of the licensee's birth month. Renewal terms are based on the licensee's year of birth, not the year the license was initially granted. For example, if you were born in an odd-numbered year, your license will always need to be renewed on the last day of your birth month in odd-numbered years.
You can file for renewal after completing your continuing education requirements and up to 90 days before your license is set to expire. There is a $50.00 fee to renew your license.
Occasionally, you can file for a renewal extension if you have extenuating circumstances, such as a major death in the family, which would have prevented you from completing your continuing education requirements. To file an extension, contact the South Dakota Division of Insurance.
Rules for Taking the Exam
Students must complete online courses in full before they will be given access to online exams.
Exams are closed-book, meaning that you do not have access to course materials while taking your exam. Students are required to pass course exams with a score of 70% or higher in order to receive CE credit for the course. Students may retake an exam an unlimited number of times until a passing score is received.
You are not required to have a monitor when taking an exam. However, prior to taking your exam, and each time you log into your course, you must answer biographical data questions to verify your identity. Your answers must match each time.
Rules for Repeating a Course
Repeated courses cannot be counted more than once toward the continuing education requirement in a single renewal period. Licensees may repeat a course during subsequent renewal periods for CE credit.
Credit for Instructors
South Dakota Division of Insurance regulations do not specify whether instructors can receive continuing education credit for teaching courses. Contact the South Dakota Division of Insurance directly to determine whether you can receive CE credit for the courses you teach.
Credits must be reported within 10 days of successfully completing a course. To report your course, you will need your NPN or license number and will need to pay a course reporting fee equivalent to $1.00 per credit hour. You can report your course on the Sircon website.
Insurance Continuing Education Requirement Exemptions
You are exempt from continuing education requirements if:
- You turned 65 before July 1, 2006, and have held a license for at least 10 years
- You turned 65 after July 1, 2006, have held a license for at least 10 years, and no longer actively sell, solicit, or negotiate insurance
- You are a producer who is only licensed to sell bail bonds
- You are a producer who is a resident attorney licensed to practice law in South Dakota
- You hold a limited license and can only sell credit life and credit health insurance
Per federal law, producers who sell or solicit long-term care (LTC) insurance must complete required long-term care training, regardless of their exemption from overall CE credit requirements in South Dakota.
South Dakota Annuity Requirements
Before selling annuities, producers must complete a one-time, four-hour training course. This course may be counted toward the overall CE credit requirements for a renewal term. The training course must be taken within six months of obtaining an annuity life license.
South Dakota Long-Term Care Training Requirements
Before selling or soliciting long-term care products or services, producers must complete a one-time, eight-hour LTC training requirement. Additionally, producers must complete four hours of LTC continuing education credits every 24 months.
Both the initial, eight-hour course and the subsequent four-hour CE credits may be counted toward general continuing education requirements in a renewal period.
South Dakota Flood Requirements
FEMA and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) require a one-time, three-hour flood insurance training to be completed in order to sell flood insurance. This requirement is enforced in South Dakota.