South Dakota Insurance Continuing Education (CE)

Course Catalog

Required CE Hours

Life/Health only

10 hours

Property/Casualty only

10 hours

Life/Health and Property/Casualty

10 hours Life/Health and 10 hours Property/Casualty

Crop only

4 hours

Crop and Life/Health

2 hours Crop and 8 hours Life/Health

Crop and Property/Casualty

2 hours Crop and 8 hours Property/Casualty

Crop, Property/Casualty and Life/Health

2 hours Crop, 8 hours Property/Casualty and 10 hours Life/Health

 

Special Training/Education Requirements

Annuity

All licensed producers must complete a one-time annuity training course approved for at least 4 hours prior to selling, soliciting, or negotiating annuity products.

Long-Term Care Partnership (LTC/P)

  • Initial 8-hour LTC training requirement: Before selling LTC insurance products in South Dakota, producers must complete an initial 8-hour, state-approved LTC training course.

  • Ongoing 4-hour LTC training requirement: After completing the initial 8-hour training requirement, producers continuing to sell LTC must complete 4 hours of state-approved LTC training by July 1st in even years.  

Flood Insurance

Producers who sell federal flood insurance must complete a one-time, 3-hour course approved for National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) training. 

Non-Resident CE Requirements

Non-resident producers are exempt from continuing education requirements in South Dakota. You only need to comply with continuing education requirements in your home state.  However, nonresidents will still need to comply with the following special training requirements.  Specifically note the state-specific LTC training requirement below.

Special Training/Education Requirements

Long-Term Care Partnership (LTC/P)

  • Initial 8-hour LTC training requirement: Before selling LTC insurance products in South Dakota, producers must complete an initial 8-hour, state-approved LTC training course.
  • Ongoing 4-hour LTC training requirement: After completing the initial 8-hour training requirement, producers continuing to sell LTC must complete 4 hours of state-approved LTC training by July 1st in even years.  
  • State Specific Long Term Care Training: If a producer has taken the initial 8-hour long-term care partnership course for another state, they must complete a state-approved Medicaid training course before selling LTC insurance products in South Dakota.

Annuity

All licensed producers must complete a one-time annuity training course approved for at least 4 hours prior to selling, soliciting, or negotiating annuity products.

Note: The satisfaction of training requirements of another state that are substantially similar to the South Dakota law will be deemed compliant for the South Dakota requirement. 

License Term

The license term is 2 years, expiring on the last day of the producer’s birth month

Course Repetition Rules

Courses may not be taken more than once in a 2-year license term.

CE Carryover Allowance

No excess hours may be carried over into a new license term. All courses must be completed in the period for which they will be reported. 

CE Exemptions

The following are exempt from South Dakota's CE requirements:

  • A licensee holding a limited license to sell only credit life and credit health insurance
  • A licensee outside the United States or its territories
  • A licensee who is a resident attorney licensed to practice law in South Dakota
  • A licensee who is a transportation ticket producer of common carriers holding a limited license to sell only travel accident and baggage insurance
  • A licensee who is an employee of a trade association holding a limited license to sell only surety bonds to its association members
  • A licensee who is licensed to sell only bail bonds
Final Exam Requirements

Exam Proctor Requirements

Self-study final exams must be monitored by a disinterested third party. Proctors may not serve for examinations of family members, relatives, or dependents; employers or supervisors; employees or subordinates; personal friends, or significant others; or for anyone in whom the monitor has an economic or other interest in assuring the successful outcome of the examination.

Exam Rules

Self-study final exams are closed book. Producers may not refer to the course material while the exam is in progress. The final exam must be passed with a score of 70 percent or higher to receive credit. If the final exam is not passed on the first attempt, students have an unlimited number of retakes.

 

Roster Fees

A roster fee of $1.00 per credit hour ordered is required to process course completion hours in South Dakota and will be added to the order total upon checkout.

Last Updated
Monday, July 31st, 2017
Disclaimer

Net Study provides information as a courtesy to individuals who are subject to continuing education (CE) as insurance producers, agents, adjusters and/or brokers. Although reasonable efforts have been made to ensure that the information provided here is accurate and current, neither Net Study nor its employees warrant or represent that this information is accurate and current. All information is subject to change without notice.

State Contact Information
South Dakota Division of Insurance
Main Phone: (605) 773-3563
Producer Licensing: (605) 773-3513
Continuing Educaction: (605) 773-3946
Email: jo.mikkelsen@state.sd.us
 
Mailing Address:
South Dakota Division of Insurance
445 E. Capitol Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501-3185
 
Sircon
Phone: (877) 876-4430
Fax: (404) 656-0874
Web site: http://www.sircon.com

What do the Version A and Version B mean? LTC renewal training must be completed every 2 years. Most states will not allow the same CE course to be repeated during a single compliance period or the subsequent compliance period. We strongly advise that you alternate between the online versions in order to ensure you can earn CE credit towards your license renewal. If your last course was completed in the classroom or you have never taken a course with us before, choose Version A. If you are still unsure about which course to take, check your history under "My Courses" or contact customer support.