Requirements if Moving from Another State

Moving from another State Requirements

PERSONS LICENSED IN OTHER STATES MOVING TO SOUTH CAROLINA

All applicants (except residents of North Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, and West Virginia, see “Nonresidents” below) must meet the requirements outlined previously for residents as to age, education, and experience. Any person who has attended a state Commission-approved school in another state within the five-year period prior to applying for licensure in South Carolina will have that education approved if it meets this Commission’s standards for hours and subject matter. Also, applicants who are actively licensed in another state may exempt the general portion of the license examination.

Applicants must also submit with the application a Certification of Licensure, including history, education, and disciplinary action from each state in which they have held a license.

NONRESIDENTS: Residents of North Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky and West Virginia are subject to Reciprocal Agreements in existence between South Carolina and these four states. These agreements apply to persons who do not intend to move to South Carolina prior to licensure and also address requirements for those moving here following reciprocal licensing. Anyone falling into this category should call the Licensing Department of the Commission for specific information concerning reciprocal licensure. 40-57-100. QUALIFYING EDUCATION AND EXAMINATION. (A) As a condition for and before applying to take a license examination, an applicant for a salesman, broker, or property manager license shall provide proof of having met these educational requirements within the last five years:

1. For a salesman’s license, completion of 60 hours of classroom instruction in fundamentals of real estate principles and practices or evidence submitted to the Department of a Juris Doctor, Bachelor of Laws degree, or a baccalaureate degree with a major in real estate from an accredited college or university. Within one year following licensure, a salesman shall provide proof of satisfactory completion of thirty hours of post-licensing instruction in advanced real estate principles and practices. Failure to complete the post-licensing education within one year will result in cancellation of the license;

2. For a broker’s license, completion of 150 hours, 90 hours of which may be the hours required for a salesman’s license, of classroom instruction in advanced real estate principles and practices and related topics, and three years of experience within the past five years with a salesman’s license or evidence submitted to the Department of a Juris Doctor, Bachelor of Laws degree, or a baccalaureate degree with a major in real estate from an accredited college or university or the Commission may accept proof of related education and at least five years of experience immediately preceding license application in business activities equivalent to or closely related to real estate transactions;

3. For a property manager’s license, completion of 30 hours of classroom instruction in property management principles and practices or evidence submitted to the Department of a Juris Doctor, Bachelor of Laws degree, or a baccalaureate degree with a major in real estate from an accredited college or university.

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