If you are interested in applying for a real estate agent’s license in South Carolina, you should do your research carefully and follow some instructions.
This guide is to walk all prospective applicants for a South Carolina real estate license through the license application process.
In the state of South California, the main prerequisites for licensure are being at least 18 years old and a US citizen/permanent resident alien.
Another necessary point is to present proof of high school graduation (high school diploma or its equivalent).
The state of South Carolina requires applicants to start the licensing process by completing 90 hours of approved pre-licensing education. Pre-licensing education consists of 60 and 30 hours respectively.
In the first place, you should complete 60 hours of Unit I Salesperson pre-licensing coursework. This is the main requirement to fulfill before taking the upcoming exam.
The next step is to complete 30 hours of Unit II Advanced Real Estate Principles coursework. You can finish this course after passing the state exam, but before applying for licensure.
Note that you will not receive your license unless you meet 90 hours of pre-licensing.
After finishing the courses, there will be a final course exam, which you will be taking in the presence of a proctor.
Afterwards you must apply for exam eligibility to the South Carolina Real Estate Commission. When the Commission approves of your application, you can take the state licensing exam within one year.
To register for the exam online, visit this page and schedule a sitting. You should pay $63 per attempt.
The South Carolina real estate exam has 120 questions, which cover both National (80 questions) and State (40 questions) sections.
You will have 200 minutes to finish the whole exam.
To pass the exam, you must score 56/80 on the National section and 28/40 on the State section.
Besides passing the exam, you must also find a sponsoring broker. As you may guess, the broker will sponsor your license, as well as let you gain professional experience under his supervision.
This may be your very first professional step into the real estate industry, where you will learn new things and build your career path.
Now that you have met all the claims, you can apply for the South Carolina real estate license through their online portal. The application will cost you $50.
South Carolina Real Estate Commission
110 Centerview Dr. Suite 201
Columbia, SC 29211
Phone: (803) 896-4425
Fax: (803) 896-4402
Modern world has made everything so much easier and faster. Thus, you may complete pre-licensing education by taking your studies online. You may also register for the exam and file the application online.
In South Carolina, real estate licenses expire every two years. Hence, you must keep your license active to be able to use it.
For license renewal, you must complete 10 hours of continuing education. Four of these hours must be the mandatory/core topics and the remaining six can be elective courses.
Renewals begin on the first weekday of May and must be finished by June 30th. In 2021, the renewal forms will be available on May 3rd.