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Title 38, Chapter 48 of the South Carolina Code of Laws details the definitions and mandates for public insurance adjusters who practice business in South Carolina.  Please also review Bulletin 2001-1, which is the Department's interpretation of the Public Insurance Adjusters Act, Act 380 of 2000.

Public adjuster licenses are renewed in October of even-numbered years. The fee is $80 unless you are a resident of a state that charges a fee in excess of $80 (e.g., the fee for North Carolina residents is $230 and the fee for Georgia residents is $115).  Public adjuster fees are retaliatory under SC Law so the amount charged by South Carolina will be the amount charged by your home state, subject to an $80 minimum.



Resident Public Adjusters


  • Apply online through NIPR.
  • Pay the license fee of $80. The fee is not pro-rated and is non-refundable and non-transferable.Provide the original South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) report.  You may submit this using NIPR's Attachment Warehouse or by emailing the Licensing Division.
  • Applicants must pass a state examination prior to applying for a license through NIPR.  Exam certificates expire 12 months after issuance. Contact PSI directly at 800-733-9267 to register for the state licensing exam and/or view exam content outlines.
     

Non-Resident Public Adjusters


  • Apply online through NIPR.
  • Pay the license fee of $80. The fee is not pro-rated and is non-refundable and non-transferable. If you are a resident of a state that charges a fee in excess of $80, that rate will be assessed as fees are retaliatory under South Carolina Law. For example, the fee for Georgia residents is $115. The fee for North Carolina residents is $175.  
  • If the applicant's home state does not require an adjuster examination, then a certificate can be used from another state where the applicant is licensed and has taken and passed an adjuster examination. 
  • If the above cannot be provided, then the applicant will be required to pass South Carolina's adjuster examination. Registration for South Carolina's licensing examination is done through PSI. Contact PSI directly at 800-733-9267 or online.

Change of Address Requirements

South Carolina law requires all licensees to notify the Department of any change in address within 30 days (business, email, mailing, and residential street addresses). 


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