How to Obtain License


Age: Individuals must be 18 to be licensed as a salesman and 21 to be licensed as a broker.

Education: A prospective licensee must be a high school graduate or hold a certificate of equivalency.

Sales license applicants – completion of a Commission-approved 60-hour (or more) course in the fundamentals of real estate.

Within one year after passing the examination, the applicant must be sponsored by a broker-in-charge and apply for a provisional sales license, which is mailed to the broker-in-charge.

During the first year of licensure, provisional salesmen must complete an additional 30 hours of Commission-approved post licensing education.

To upgrade a provisional license to permanent status, proof of the post licensing course(s), application, and fee ($25) must be sent to the Real Estate Commission FAILURE TO MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS WILL RESULT IN THE CANCELLATION OF THE PROVISIONAL SALES LICENSE.

The South Carolina Real Estate Commission — 803-896-4400