South Carolina Real Estate License Basic Requirements


Applicants must be 18 years of age or older


None required

Basic Education

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

Real Estate License Education

Applicants must successfully complete at least 60-hours of approved real estate courses in real estate fundamentals.


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South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation


  • Reply Lee Vaughn February 16, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Is there any online courses I can take that the state of South Carolina will except for my required 60 hrs to take my realtors license?
    Thanks for your help

    • Reply Jeffry Evans February 21, 2011 at 9:59 pm


      I have updated this page with resource links. I think it will answer your question. I wish you the best!


  • Reply sharon April 5, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    i am a real estate broker in va. what do i need to do to get my south carolina brokers license.

    • Reply Jeffry Evans April 9, 2011 at 3:32 am


      I pulled this from the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation:

      PERSONS LICENSED IN OTHER STATES MOVING TO SOUTH CAROLINA All applicants (except residents of North Carolina, Georgia, 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.

      You can get the full details of what to do by visiting this link:

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