South Dakota Insurance Exam

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South Dakota Insurance Exam Qualifications

In order to qualify to sit for your Life, or Accident & Health or Sickness or Life, Accident & Health or Sickness South Dakota insurance exam, the following must occur:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be a resident of the state of South Dakota
  • Must not have committed any act that is a ground for denial of license

Basic Steps to Obtain a South Dakota Insurance License

  1. Prepare for your state exam with an insurance course from a South Dakota insurance school for the Life or Accident & Health or Sickness insurance license, or a course for the Life, Accident & Health or Sickness insurance license, such as those offered by National Online Insurance School.
  2. Schedule your state exam online at Pearson Vue or contact them by phone at 1-888-873-6205.
  3. Upon successful completion of your state exam, you should complete an insurance license application through Vertafore (formerly Sircon). Once you are on Vertafore’s website, you will choose 'Apply for a license' from the menu on the left. On the next page choose 'Individual' next to Submit Resident Application. Next, complete the application by choosing South Dakota, entering your information and submitting the appropriate application fees.
  • Note: You must submit your insurance license application within 180 days of passing the state insurance exam.
Expected Licensing Costs:
$85 Exam Fee - Life only or Accident & Health or Sickness
$95 Exam Fee - Life, Accident & Health or Sickness
$25 Application Fee

Helpful Hints to Licensure

  • Applicants with disabilities should make special arrangements by calling Pearson Vue at 1-888-873-6205 prior to registering for the exam.
  • Concepts covered on the state insurance exam can be viewed in the South Dakota Examination Content Outline
  • The South Dakota Candidate Handbook is a comprehensive guide that provides additional information regarding your state insurance exam
  • For additional insurance licensing tips and industry news, please visit our insurance license blog.

South Dakota Department of Insurance

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