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How to Get a Real Estate Agent License in South Carolina

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The South Carolina Real Estate Commission issues licenses allowing people to act as "Real Estate Salesmen." The license lets salespersons conduct real estate transactions under the supervision of a licensed real estate broker, a position requiring additional experience and education. Obtaining a license in South Carolina requires a few steps.

Real Estate Agent Licensing

South Carolina real estate agents must be at least 18 years old and hold a high school diploma or GED, according to state law. Beyond a high school education, agents must complete 60 hours of coursework in real estate and pass a state-mandated examination to receive a provisional license. After passing the exam, provisional licensees have one year to complete an additional 30 hours of training and earn a sponsorship from a licensed broker. Then, licenses become permanent. Brokers must complete 150 hours of coursework and have at least three years of experience as salespeople, per state law. Brokers must also have a college degree.


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