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South Dakota Division of Insurance

Testing Provider (Pearson Vue)

(605) 773-3563

(888) 873-6205

How to Get a South Dakota Insurance License

1. Complete a Pre-licensing Course

If you would like to sell insurance or become an adjuster in South Dakota, you must pass a licensing exam. To prepare for the licensing exam, you should take an insurance course. Insurance pre-licensing courses are offered by 1st Dakota Insurance School in many different formats: classroom, web classes, video lectures, online courses, or self-study. All courses are cross-referenced with the exam content outline. You can view course options for South Dakota and register at 

2. Pass a Licensing Exam

Making Exam Reservations

Licensing exams are provided by Pearson Vue. An exam fee must be paid at the time of reservation with a Master Card, Visa, money order, company check, or cashier’s check. Personal checks are not accepted. You can make an exam reservation through the following methods:

  • Online:
  • Phone:  (888) 873-6205
  • Fax/Mail:  Registration via fax or mail is a two-step process:
    1. Submit the registration form along with payment to:

Pearson Vue SDDOI
ATTN: Regulatory Program
5601 Green Valley Dr
Bloomington, MN  55437

    1. Call (888) 873-6205 after the registration has been processed to schedule your exam.

What to Bring

A current, signed form of identification that must:

  • Be government-issued (e.g., driver’s license, state-issued or  military id card)
  • Contain both a current photo and your signature
  • Have a name that exactly matches the name used to register for the exam

Exam Procedures

  • Report to the test center 30 minutes before the exam to verify identification and be photographed.
  • All testing sessions are video and audio recorded.
  • No personal items are allowed in the testing room such as cell phones, watches, wallets, or purses.

Exam Format

  • Each major line exam is given in a multiple-choice format.
  • Each exam contains “experimental” questions that are mixed in with the scored questions and are not identified. Experimental questions may not be covered in your educational materials and do not affect your final score!
  • The passing score required on each exam is 70%.
  • When you complete the exam, your score will be shown on the screen and you will receive a printed score report. The score report will include whether you passed or failed, the overall percentage score, and percentage correct for each of the major sections of the exam.
  • Prometric notifies the Division of Insurance of your exam results within 2 business days.

South Dakota Exam Information

Exam Code

Exam Name

Exam Time

Total Questions


SD Life Producer




SD Accident & Health or Sickness Producer




SD Property Producer




SD Casualty Producer




SD Life, Accident & Health or Sickness Producer




SD Property & Casualty Producer




SD Personal Lines Producer



3. Apply for License

After passing the exam, apply for your license by completing an application at

Educational services in this state are provided by:
1st Dakota Insurance School
Sandy Kost

2601 S Minnesota Ave Ste 105-244
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Phone:  (605) 941-1847

1st Dakota Insurance School provides licensing information as a courtesy to our students. While reasonable attempts have been made to ensure the accuracy of this information, licensees are ultimately responsible for ensuring that they are in compliance with the requirements set forth by their state licensing entity. 1st Dakota Insurance School offers no guarantee of the accuracy of this information and will not be held liable in case of noncompliance with the license requirements.