To get a South Carolina real estate salesperson license, you must complete the following steps as required by the SC Real Estate Commission:
- Successfully complete 90 hours of pre-licensing education through an approvedprovider example Palmetto Real Estate Prep School
- Apply with the Commission to take the licensing examination
- Complete a South Carolina fingerprint and criminal background check
- Get permission to take the test from SC Real Estate Commission
- Register to take the exam with PSI Exams Online and pass the exam
- Find a sponsoring broker-in-charge
- Apply for a salesperson license within one year of taking the exam
The fixed costs involved in getting your South Carolina real estate salesperson license include:
- License Examination Fee – $63.00
- Background check and fingerprint check $60 up depending on states etc.
- Salesperson Exam Application Fee – $25.00
- Salesperson License Fee – $50.00 (paid after passing exam)
- Variable costs include tuition and fees for pre-licensing education.
Note: These costs are subject to be changed by the state at any time.
School costs can range from $450 to $1000 depending on school and method of instruction
Day classes run during week days from 8:30AM to 5:30PM for 8 days. Dates are posted for each class on our registration page.
Night classes run during week days. Unit 1 Pre-License classes will run from 6:00p to 9:00p and Unit 2 Advanced Principles classes will run from 6:00p to 10:00p. Dates for the classes will be posted on our registration page.
An agent can be deemed anyone whom is a state licensee, meaning they hold an active real estate license. A Realtor is actually a licensee, but also a member of the National Association of Realtors and held to a Code of Ethics, as well as state laws.
The simple answer is that they have difference levels of training and experience. A Salesman is when you initially get your license, which includes 90 hours of education, 18 years old, a high school diploma or equivalent, pass the in-class exam, 2 state board exams, and affiliate with a Broker-in-Charge. A Broker has at least 3 years of active experience, 150 hours of education, 21 years old, pass the in-class exam and 2 state board exams. A Broker can also become their own Broker-in-Charge by completing a separate application to the state.
The only items that you'll need to bring are a notebook and pen for taking notes, as well as a basic calculator (the simple kind that doesn't save functions. This is also the only type they will allow for your State Board exams). All books and materials are included.