South Carolina’s natural beauty, traditional southern charm, and almost perfect year-round weather makes it a great place to live. As a real estate agent, you can help your client find their dream home in the perfect neighborhood, whether it’s on the beach or in the mountains.
While real estate license requirements vary by state, the overall process is similar. Find all the information you need below to get your South Carolina real estate license online.
Steps to Becoming a Real Estate Agent in South Carolina
- Complete a 60-hour Salesperson pre-license course
- Pass the state exam
- Complete a 30-hour Advanced Principles course
Basic South Carolina Real Estate License Requirements
You must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or GED, and be lawfully present and eligible to work in the U.S. in order to become a real estate agent in South Carolina.
How Do I Apply for My South Carolina Real Estate License?
You are required to complete a 60-hour pre-licensing course before you can apply to take the South Carolina state exam. Before you apply for your license, you also need to complete a 30-hour Real Estate Principles course. Passing score sheets and proof of completing the 30-hour course must be submitted with your application and $25 fee.
Effective July 1, 2020, all real estate applicants will be required to obtain fingerprint background checks. After your application is reviewed, a specific South Carolina Real Estate Commission identifier will be provided, along with instructors for fingerprinting. You can view the application here.
How Do I Schedule My Exam?
You can schedule your South Carolina Real Estate Salesperson exam with PSI here. There is a $55 fee for just one portion of the exam, or a $63 fee for both the national and state portion.
What Can I Expect During the South Carolina Licensing Exam?
The exam is broken down into two portions – national and state-specific. The national portion has 80 questions, and you will need to correctly answer 56 (70%) to pass. You will have 120 minutes to complete this portion. The state potion has 40 questions, and you will need to correctly answer 28 (70%) to pass. You will have 80 minutes to complete this portion. Your score report will be given to you upon completion of the exam, and reported directly to the South Carolina Real Estate Commission.
Are You Approved by South Carolina to Offer Pre-Licensing Education?
PDH Academy is approved by the South Carolina Real Estate Commission to offer the 90 hours of real estate pre-license courses required to obtain a license. Click here to view our approval. Visit our website at www.pdhrealestate.com to get started today!
Questions about your license application or licensure requirements should be directed to:
South Carolina Real Estate Commission
Address: 110 Centerview Drive, Columbia, SC 29210
For exam registration information, you may contact PSI at:
Address: 3210 E. Tropicana, Las Vegas, NV 89121
How much money does a Real Estate Agent make in South Carolina?
A Real Estate Agent in South Carolina earns an average salary of $39,781 per year.
How do I register for the state exam?
Registration for the state exam can be done with the exam provider, PSI. You can register at www.psiexams.com.