Effective January 1, 2017, Act 194 was passed into law requiring fingerprints for new resident producers and limited lines producers. In addition to mandating fingerprints for new resident producers, existing resident producers and limited lines producers are required to obtain fingerprints prior to the end of their birth month/year compliance deadline.
Bulletin 2016-10, Fingerprinting and Criminal History Background Check, has been issued. This bulletin will provide extensive information about the changes to the law and provide more information about IdentoGo, the fingerprint vendor.
Producers may schedule fingerprint appointments online using the following steps:
1.Go to www.IdentoGo.com.
2.Under Search for services by state, select South Carolina then Go.
3.Click on Appointments.
4.Click on Schedule a New Appointment.
5.In the drop down box, select SC Department of Insurance, then Go.
6.In the Fingerprint Reason box, select any option (producer may not be an option initially; it is okay to select another other option), then Go.
7.On the following screens, complete the fields as requested to schedule and pay for the fingerprints.