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South Carolina Real Estate State Licensing Requirements

South Carolina Real Estate Commission

110 Center Drive Suite 201
Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: 803-896-4400
Email: contact.REC@llr.sc.gov
Website: https://llr.sc.gov/re/

Salesperson Prelicensing Education Requirements

A. Be at least 18 years or older
B. Provide proof of high school diploma or equivalent
C. Be lawfully eligible to work in the United States
D. Complete background check
E. Complete 60 hours (Unit 1 Sales) education before applying to take the exam
F. Before applying for license, complete Unit II: Advanced Real Estate Sales Principles 30 hour course
G. Successfully pass the State and National portions of the exam
H. Submit completed application and pay required fees
I. Within one year of passing exam must be sponsored by a broker-in-charge and apply for a license.

Broker Prelicensing Education Requirements

A. Be at least 18 years or older
B. Provide proof of high school diploma or equivalent
C. Be lawfully eligible to work in the United States
D. Complete background check
E. Have 3 years of “Active” licensed salesperson within the last 5 years prior to application to upgrade license.
F. Successfully complete Broker IIA and IIB (60 additional hours) then apply to take the exam.
G. Successfully pass the State and National portions of the exam.
H. Must apply for license within one year of taking exam

Salesperson and Broker Continuing Education Requirements

A. Renewal periods are every two years from the date your license was issued.
B. Must complete 10 hours of education

a. 4 hours must be in required topics
b. 6 hours can be elecitves

Exam Provider Information

A. Must submit application to the state to be approved to take State and National Exam
B. Upon receipt of approval to sit for the State and National exam, please visit PSI’s website 
C. With any questions about exam specifically please contact PSI at: 800-733-9267 or via email at examschedule@psionline.com