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South Carolina Continuing Education Requirements:

Total Hours Mandatory Elective Hours
You Need: 10 8 2
We Offer: 10 8 2

South Carolina Requirement Detail for Real Estate Broker-In-Charge 

Continuing Education and License Renewal Date: 6/30 every two years

Hours Required By The State: 10 hours


  • 4 mandatory hours
  • 4 core hours
  • 2 elective hours

Broker-in-Charge: As part of their 2018 renewal, per South Carolina Section 40-57-340, a broker-in-charge shall provide proof of satisfactory completion biennially of ten hours of continuing education in courses approved by the commission. The ten hours must include a minimum of four hours of instruction in mandated topics for a broker or salesperson license and four hours of continuing education must be in advanced real estate topics designed for brokers-in-charge 

The CE Shop is an approved real estate CE School in South Carolina; license number 318

The CE Shop's Offering: 10 hours

  • 4 mandatory hours
  • 4 core hours
  • 2 elective hours

Reporting: Beginning July 1, 2017, the South Carolina Real Estate Commission requires schools to report course completions within fourteen days from the course completion date. Course completions will be reported within this time frame.  

Expiration Date of Course: Course expiration dates vary by course but are generally one year after order date.  Each course has an individual expiration date which is listed in your account.

Final Exams: Final exams must be passed with at least a 75% and may be taken as many times as necessary in order to pass. 

Certificates: Upon completion of the course, The CE Shop will provide students with an electronic certificate of completion. Certificates will remain in your account for a minimum of five years, should you need additional copies. Please refer to your license renewal application to determine if you need to submit your Certificate of Completion with your license renewal request. Course completion dates are recorded using Central Standard Time. Please note that the date of your Certificate of Completion will reflect this.

Of Note: Due to the tax law which mandates that online businesses must collect sales tax in certain states, if your state requires sales tax to be collected, it will automatically be added to the total amount due at checkout minus any donation made to The CE Shop Foundation. In addition,  if you choose to set-up a payment plan, sales tax will be added to each monthly payment plan total. For questions, please contact The CE Shop at 1.888.827.0777 or

Additional Licensing Information:

License Renewal Process: The process to renew in this state is to log in to the licensing system online and follow the prompts to renew. 

Post-Licensing: New Salespeople in their first renewal cycle need to complete a 30-hour Post-Licensing course that can only be completed in a classroom setting within 12 months of being licensed. Currently, The CE Shop does not offer this course.

South Carolina Real Estate Commission

Street Address: Synergy Business Park, Kingstree Building 110 Centerview Dr, Ste 201, Columbia, SC 29210

Mailing Address: PO Box 11847, Columbia, SC 29211-1847

Telephone: 803.896.4400

Fax: 803.896.4427

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