Real Estate License Classifications

I.     Salesperson License 

  1. Education-Salesperson license applicants must complete a Commission-approved, 60-hour course in the fundamentals of real estate, pass the state administered exam, and complete an additional 30-hour class in Advanced Real Estate Principles.
  2. Experience - There is no experience required for a salesperson license.
  3. Examination- administered by PSI
  4. Candidate Information Bulletin for Salesperson/Broker exam.

II.    Broker License

  1. Education - Broker license applicants must complete at least 150 hours of instruction which includes the required 90 hours of instruction for a real estate salesperson license in the basic fundamentals of real estate and advanced real estate principles plus an additional 60 hours in broker classes.
  2. Experience - Three years of active licensed experience is required.
  3. Examination- administered by PSI
  4. Candidate Information Bulletin for Salesperson/Broker exam.

III.    Property Manager's License 

  1. Education - Property manager license applicants must complete a 30 hour course in the fundamentals of property management.
  2. Property Manager-in-charge - those who wish to acquire a PMIC license must take an additional 7-hour course.
  3. Experience - No experience is required.
  4. Examination- administered by PSI
  5. Candidate Information Bulletin for Property Manager's exam.
     


General Requirements

Requirements: Applicant must be a high school graduate or hold a certificate of equivalency.
Applicant must be 18 to be licensed as a salesperson or property manager and 21 to be licensed as a broker, broker-in-charge, or property manager- in-charge.  A criminal background check is required.

Examinations

PSI  is the examination provider for the Commission and publishes a candidate information bulletin that is distributed to our students by the Commission once the student applies to the Commission and has completed the required course(s). Examinees must receive a passing score on both portions of the exam (national and state). Retesting may be scheduled quickly if one or both portions are failed.

South Carolina Real Estate Commission

To view details of licensure in South Carolina, click here.
To view previous SC License Law (prior 12/31/16) in pdf version, click here.
To view the SC License NEW Law (current as of 1/1/17) in pdf version, click here.