South Dakota Insurance CE


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Are you an approved provider of CE in South Dakota?

Yes. Our South Dakota state approval number is: 749.

How long will it take to have my credits processed?

Most students will have their credits processed the same day on which we receive their signed affidavit, issued upon completion of their final exam. If an affidavit is received outside of our normal business hours, these credits will be processed on the morning of the next business day. Once your credits have been successfully filed, you will receive a notification email that also contains your Certificate of Completion.

Do I need a proctor during my exam?

South Dakota insurance continuing education requires an impartial third-party proctor be present during your final exam. The proctor cannot be a friend, relative or co-worker of the licensee, nor anyone with a financial interest in the exam result.

What are the requirements for my course's final exam?

Self-study final exams are closed book. Licensees 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. Students have unlimited attempts to pass the exam.

Are there filing fees in South Dakota?

A roster fee of $1.00 per credit is required to process course credits in this state. This fee will be added to your order total during checkout and is then sent by us to the state upon completion.

Are there time limits on my course or exam?

No. You may spend as much time with the course material as you feel necessary, and you may come and go from that material as often as you like. There is no time limit on our exams, however all exams must be completed within one sitting. Once started, if an exam is abandoned for any reason you will need to begin that exam from the beginning when you next return.

Do take special note that every course has an expiration date, which is based on both the state approval and your website purchase date. In order to receive credit you must complete the course before that expiration date.

What are the resident CE requirements in South Dakota?

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. 
What are the non-resident CE requirements in South Dakota?

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. 
When do I need to have my CE completed?

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

May I re-take a course for credit that I have already completed successfully?

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

Is there a CE carryover allowance in South Dakota?

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. 

Are there any CE exemptions in South Dakota?

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
How may I contact the state of South Dakota?
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: https://www.sircon.com
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Disclaimer: InsuranceStudy provides this 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 InsuranceStudy nor its employees warrant or represent that this information is accurate and current. All information is subject to change without notice. We encourage you to contact the relevant licensing body and/or your carrier to find the most up-to-date and personally relevant requirements.