Salesperson Licensing

What does it take to get a real estate license in South Carolina?


– Have a high school diploma or GED and be at least 18 years old

– Pass a criminal background check through the SC Real Estate Commission
(A criminal background check is required of all licensure applicants from a source approved by the Commission Pursuant to S.C. Code Section 40-57-115. Please visit the following link to obtain your SC Real Estate Commission criminal background check )

Step 1. Complete Unit I: 60-hour fundamentals of real estate course
(After passing the course exams you will receive your Unit I certificate of completion which is valid for 5 years from date of scheduled course completion).

Step 2. Send your Unit I certificate of completion and LLR form ”231: Exam Application For Real Estate” to the South Carolina Real Estate Commission.

Step 3. Wait to receive your PSI authorization letter in mail from South Carolina Real Estate Commission. (examination eligibility is valid for 1 year from issued date)

Step 4. Make an appointment with PSI  to take the official exam.

Step 5.  Pass both state and national portions of the PSI official exam.
(PSI will issue your official result report and provide you with the SCREC licensure application)

Step 6. Complete Unit II: 30-Hour Advanced Real Estate Principles Course.

Step 7.  Submit CTAR Unit II certificate of completion, PSI official result report, background check report and SCREC licensure application along with the company you will be affiliated with (or place in inactive status with LLR).

Step 8.  Receive Salesperson License issued by South Carolina Real Estate Commission.

For more information on the LLR licensing process and fees contact the SC Real Estate Commission.




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