The resident license will need to be canceled in the previous home state. The SC nonresident license will also need to be canceled, if applicable. Once canceled, the resident license can be submitted online at www.nipr.com. A letter of clearance from the previous home state is not required if SC can verify on the State Producer Licensing Database (SPLD) that the license has been canceled in the previous home state.
To exempt the state licensing examination, the individual must submit the resident application within 90 days of canceling the license in the previous home state. If the license in the previous home state has been inactive for more than 90 days, in accordance with SC law, the individual is required to take the SC examination.
If the application is for a resident surplus lines broker license, the 90-day law does not apply. All applicants for a resident surplus lines broker license must pass our surplus lines broker examination.
If applying for a resident producer license, the applicant must be fingerprinted.