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South Carolina Real Estate Commission
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Real Estate Salesperson:   Must be 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED and need to successfully complete at least 60-hours of approved real estate courses in real estate fundamentals. The applicant needs to pass the real estate exams and then apply for a provisional salesperson license within one year. A provisional salesperson needs to be sponsored by a broker-in-charge,

Continued education:  During the first year a licensee must complete additional 30-hours of approved post-licensing courses.  

Broker applicants:   Must be at least 21 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED, need to successfully complete 150 hours of approved real estate courses, and have at least three years of active licensed experience within the past five years preceding application.   After passing the real estate examinations, the applicant must apply for the broker license within one year.

Reciprocal license recognition & Non-residents:  South Carolina has reciprocity agreements with four states: North Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky and West Virginia. All licensed agents not from these states still need to meet the age, education, and experience requirements of South Carolina. However, they might be exempt from the general portion of the license exams.

Additional Note:
South Carolina Real Estate Commission under the South Carolina Department of Labor Licensing & Regulation, handles all aspects of the real estate licensing within the state.

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