Renewing your South Carolina Real Estate License

South Carolina Real Estate Licensees, time is of the essence to have your continuing education completed and your license renewal application postmarked on or before June 30, 2012.


  • A – K Licensees with the last names beginning with letters A through K will renew for one (1) year, JULY 1, 2012 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2013. A – K licensees will pay a one (1) year renewal fee.
  • L – Z Licensees with the last names beginning with letters L through Z will renew for two (2) years, JULY 1, 2012 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2014. L – Z licensees will pay a two (2) year renewal fee.
  • Broker & Property Manager license 1-year (A-K) $40 / 2-year (L-Z) $80
  • Broker-in-Charge & Property Manager-In-Charge 1-year (A-K) $60 / 2-year (L-Z) $120
  • Salesman License 1-year (A-K) $30 / 2-year $60 (L-Z)
  • After June 30, 2012 the license is lapsed and must be reinstated no later than December 31, 2012.

Please refer to the South Carolina Department of Labor Licensing and Regulations Real Estate Commission website for renewing your license and obtaining the necessary forms.  The South Carolina Real Estate commission also has a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) that will answer many of your questions. Superior School of Real Estate is offering South Carolina continuing education courses throughout the state.  View our South Carolina real estate continuing education schedule of courses.

Here is an excerpt of the FAQ regarding Mandatory Continuing Education (MCE) in South Carolina:

Q: I am a non- resident licensee and have satisfied the requirements for MCE in my state. Do I need to take courses in South Carolina? A: No, however, if your resident state does not require any MCE, you must take South Carolina courses.

Q: How will I know when I need to take the MCE? A: By checking the expiration date on your license. You must complete CE before renewing.

Q: I need to check on my continuing education hours? A: The Real Estate commission does not track CE hours for individuals, you only submit them if you receive an audit letter from us. Just keep your hours in a file.

Q: How many CE hours are required? A: 8 hours of CE are required in a 2 year period. Look at the expiration date on your license and count backwards 2 years. (If it shows 6/30/2007, then you have to have completed 8 hours of CE from July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2007) a minimum of 2 hours from a core area are required and 6 hours can be either core or elective hours.

Q: I complete my post licensing hour’s will they count for my CE this renewal? A: Yes, if this is the first time you are renewing your permanent real estate license then the post licensing hours will suffice.

Q: I took GRI course to receive my GRI designation are the course good for CE? A: All courses approved by the real estate education department are assigned a course number and prefix of CEC for core hour and CEE for elective hours or DEE for distant education electives. If your GRI course shows this information on the course certificate then it will be ok for CE.

Q: I’m a non-resident; will the hours I took in my state suffice the CE requirement for SC? A: If you hold a real estate license in the state you reside in and have meet the CE requirements for the state of your residence then yes the hours will suffice for SC. You do not have to mail any documentation of the hours, unless you receive an audit letter from us.