The Office of Licensing and Education Services is responsible for administering statutes and regulations governing the initial and continued licensing of insurance producers, surplus lines brokers, adjusters, rental car companies, portable electronic vendors, public adjusters, motor vehicle physical damage appraisers, agencies, bail bondsmen, and private review agents. Also, this office is responsible for administering statutes and regulations governing the pre-licensing and continuing education of individuals.
The Licensing Office oversees the licensing of approximately 190,925 individual producers, surplus lines brokers, adjusters, public adjusters, motor vehicle physical damage appraisers, and bail bondsmen. Additionally, this office oversees 10,146 entities licensed to transact business as insurance agencies, 78 licensed insurance premium service companies, 306 licensed third-party administrators, 80 licensed private review agents, 589,850 company appointments, and 216 service contract providers.
The Education Office manages individual insurance education programs, which include the review and approval of sponsors, instructors, and courses for bail bondsman pre-licensing and continuing education. The office also oversees the state insurance examination process, including working with test administrators to ensure the integrity of the examination questions and administration of the tests.
SCDOI Contact Information
If you need adjuster, agency, appraiser, producer, public adjuster, rental car agency, surplus lines broker, or portable electronic vendor information, please call 803-737-6095 or 803-737-6193 or email.
If you need continuing education and pre-licensing education information, please call 803-737-6223 or email.
If you need bail bondsmen and private review agent information, please call 803-737-6134 or email.
If you need managing general agent information, please call 803-737-6221 or email.