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Welcome to the South Carolina Department of Insurance Online Certificate of Authority / Letter of Clearance Application

This is an on-line application designed to accelerate the process for generating the resident Certificate of Authority and Letter of Clearance for the licensed or previously licensed individuals in good standing with the South Carolina Department of Insurance. Resident Agencies currently licensed with the Department can also generate the Agency Certification Letter.

Please carefully read the terms of use and instructions given below. You must agree that you have read, understood, and agreed to all terms, conditions, and fees before continuing with the license application process.

THIS IS A LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU ("USER") AND THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE (referred to as "SCDOI" herein). BY CLICKING ON THE AGREE BUTTON OR USING THE SERVICES PROVIDED HEREIN, USER IS CONSENTING TO BE BOUND BY AND IS BECOMING A PARTY TO ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT. PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE AGREEMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE ACCEPTING ITS TERMS.


IMPORTANT RESTRICTIONS:

If you are currently under suspension or had your license(s) revoked by the South Carolina Department of Insurance, you may not apply for a Certificate of Authority or Letter of Clearance until your suspension is lifted. If you attempt to apply for a Certificate of Authority or Letter of Clearance via the online application, you will not be able to complete the application process.


 Terms of Use
A. Legal Information
  1. USER acknowledges SCDOI reserves the right not to process an Application until it has received the applicable State Insurance Department fees. THE USER ALSO AKNOWLEDGES THAT IN THE EVENT INSUFFICIENT FUNDS ARE SUBMITTED FOR PAYMENT, A SERVICE CHARGE (CURRENTLY $20) WILL BE ASSESSED TO THE ORIGINAL COST OF THE ONLINE SERVICE PROVIDED. IF THE USER FAILS TO RESPOND TO NOTIFICATIONS FROM THIS DEPARTMENT FOR PAYMENT OF FUNDS DUE, THE USER'S LICENSING RECORDS MAY BE SUBJECT TO ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTY.

  2. Upon submitting the Application to SCDOI with the applicable fees, USER shall take no action that interferes with SCDOI's ability to collect said fees. USER AGREES THAT ALL STATE INSURANCE DEPARTMENT FEES ARE NONREFUNDABLE AND ARE NOT DEPENDENT ON SCDOI's APPROVAL OR DENIAL OF AN APPLICATION.

  3. USER shall use "SCDOI CONNECT" for personal and non-commercial use only. Except as otherwise specified herein, USER shall not modify, copy, transmit, display, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, sell or otherwise distribute any information, software, products, or services obtained from SCDOI CONNECT.USER shall not decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to derive the source code of any information or products obtained from "SCDOI CONNECT".  

  4. USER may copy, distribute, and transmit the Licensing Application to its officers, directors, principals, partners, agents, consultants, contractors, employees, majority-owned subsidiaries and affiliates for internal use only.  USER may copy, distribute and transmit the Licensing Application to federal and state government officials for purposes of compliance with federal and state laws.

  5. USER shall not use "SCDOI CONNECT" to publish, post, upload, transmit, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, obscene, indecent or unlawful material or information.

B. Electronic Payments

All users of this online application must agree to pay the fee via electronic check at the completion of the application.
 

 Agreement

I acknowledge that I have read all terms and instructions outlined above and that I agree to all conditions stated therein.