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South Dakota Division of Insurance

Testing Provider (Pearson Vue)

(605) 773-3563

(888) 873-6205

http://www.dlr.sd.gov/insurance

http://www.pearsonvue.com/sd/insurance


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 https://www.1stdakins.com 

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:  www.pearsonvue.com/sd/insurance
  • 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
pearsonvuecustomerservice@pearson.com

    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

InsSD_Life41

SD Life Producer

120

90

InsSD_Health-42

SD Accident & Health or Sickness Producer

120

90

InsSD_Prop43

SD Property Producer

120

90

InsSD_Cas44

SD Casualty Producer

120

90

InsSD_LAH45

SD Life, Accident & Health or Sickness Producer

150

145

InsSD_PropCas46

SD Property & Casualty Producer

150

145

InsSD_Pers53

SD Personal Lines Producer

120

101

3. Apply for License

After passing the exam, apply for your license by completing an application at http://www.sircon.com/southdakota.

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) 271-4440
Toll Free: (877) 317-3087
Fax:  (605) 271-4440
Email:  sandy@1stdakins.com
http://1stdakins.com

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.