Title 38, Chapter 43 of the South Carolina Code of Laws defines the regulations and requirements for producer appointments. Producer appointments, including those for limited lines producers, renew in September of even-numbered years. The renewal fee is the same as the appointment fee.
All appointments must be submitted by the appointing insurance company; not the licensee. Appointments (including special and travel accident & baggage appointments) cannot be requested until an active South Carolina producer license is in place. Appointment filing fees are non-refundable. The insurance company must submit appointments electronically through the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR) website.
View our Appointment Renewal Memo to read more information about the appointment renewal process, producer compliance requirements, payment of reappointment fees, etc.
- General - $100 - "General appointment" means an appointment of a person who, as a representative of an insurer or insurers, is vested with authority to supervise producers and to exercise this management authority as is delegated to him by the principal. A producer appointed as a general also may perform the duties of a producer who holds a local or special appointment.
- Local - $40 - "Local appointment" means an appointment of a producer who has been authorized by an insurer to sell, solicit, or negotiate policies on an insurer's behalf.
- Special - $100 - "Special appointment" means an individual designated by an insurer to supervise and assist other producers in the proper discharge of their duties under an insurer's policy contract. A special appointment grants no authority to sell, solicit, or negotiate policies of insurance on behalf of an insurer.
- Travel Accident and Baggage - $20
The insurer must cancel appointments electronically through the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR). If the insurer is unable to cancel electronically, the insurer must submit to the Department an original South Carolina Appointment / Termination Form, Form 3505.