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South Dakota Insurance Licensing State Requirements

On this page, you will find all of the state-specific information for Insurance Licensing in the state of South Dakota. This information pertains to resident license applicants. For additional information for resident licensing, or for non-resident license information, please refer to the  South Dakota Division of Insurance  website at  https://dlr.sd.gov/insurance/.  Information is subject to change, and we will do our very best to make the process of completing your licensing education requirements as simple as possible.

South Dakota Division of Insurance

445 East Capitol Avenue

Pierre, SD 57501-318

Phone: 605-773-3513

Fax: 605-773-5369

 

Prelicensing Education Hour Requirements

  • The state of South Dakota does not require prelicensing education.
  • Although prelicensing education is not required, due to the difficulty and nature of the exam, Kaplan highly recommends enrolling in a study course.

Exam Provider: Pearson VUE

Methods of Education

  • Classroom
  • Self-study
  • Online

Certificate of Completion Requirements

  • Not applicable
Note: Candidates must submit their license application within 180 days of passing the exam.

Adjuster License

This is disclosure for states that do not require an adjuster license:

The Texas Designated Home State (DHS) Adjuster license is available to an individual who is a resident of a state that does not license adjusters. This means you can obtain the Texas Property/Casualty Adjuster license just as a Texas resident adjuster would and complete the Texas bi-annual continuing education requirement. The Texas DHS Adjuster license is highly respected in the industry and can significantly enhance your credibility as an adjuster in your home state.

Kaplan’s online Property/Casualty Adjuster licensing course contains the actual state licensing exam for the Texas DHS Adjuster license; therefore, you can satisfy your Texas prelicensing requirement AND pass the Texas P/C Adjuster state licensing exam without having to leave your home or office. Upon completing the Kaplan course and successfully passing the exam, you can remotely apply for the Texas P/C Adjuster License using the procedures found on the Texas State Requirements page. This will provide you the ability to adjust in both your home state and numerous other states that recognize the Texas DHS Adjuster license (CO, DC, IA, IL, KS, MA, MD, MO, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, OH, PA, SD, TN, VA, and WI).

Check with the Department of Insurance in your resident state and the states you wish to adjust to see how the Texas PC Adjuster license can be used in those states.

This information is based on state laws and regulations and is subject to change. Kaplan Financial Education makes every effort to make sure this information is current and accurate, however, Kaplan Financial Education is not engaged in rendering legal or professional advice and shall not be held responsible for inaccuracies contained herein.

Select a Line of Authority:

Life & Health

This license qualifies you to explain, sell, and write life and health insurance products in South Dakota.

Property & Casualty

This license qualifies you to sell products designed to protect from financial issues as a result of damage or injury in South Dakota.

Personal Lines

This license qualifies you to sell a variety of insurance plans directly to consumers in South Dakota.

 

Adjuster

This license qualifies you to investigate and adjust any claim in connection with an insurance policy in South Dakota.