S.C. Real Estate License Renewal and Continuing Education Classes

Real Estate Licensees up for renewal in 2021 have until June 30, 2021 to complete their CE and license renewal.   

A license must be renewed biennially. Approximately one-half of licensees must renew in even-numbered years and the remainder in odd-numbered years. 

A Licensee unsure of when to renew their license should check the expiration date on their real estate license or look up their license on the S.C. Real Estate Commission website.

How Many Hours are Required with Continuing Education?

Licensees Renewing as “ACTIVE” status:

  • Salesperson and Broker Licensees need a total of 10 hours of continuing education (4 hours must be the mandatory/core course and the remaining 6 may be elective course hours)
  • Broker in Charge licensees are required to have the mandatory BIC Duties and Responsibilities course (4 hours), mandatory core course (4 hours), and 2 hours of elective

Licensees Renewing as “INACTIVE” Status or Going Inactive Upon Renewal

  • CE not required until the licensee re-activates his/her license.

QUESTION(S) ABOUT LICENSE RENEWAL?  Please refer to the https://www.llr.sc.gov/re/ for more information. 

Options for Completing Continuing Education

Due to the pandemic and limited space available in our classroom, the Spartanburg Association of REALTORS® will not be providing any in-house CE classes before the June 30, 2021 license renewal deadline. Below are two options available for getting your CE requirements before the renewal deadline.

Click here to access CE Approved Online Classes available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through the Greater Greenville Association of REALTORS® (GGAR).   Be sure to check out GGAR’s 10-hour CE Packages available for SC Broker-in-Charge licensees, and also those for SC Salespersons and Broker Licensees.

Click here to view CE Approved Online and Virtual CE approved classes offered by the Western Upstate Association of REALTORS® (WUAR) that are taught through an interactive format by Dianna Brouthers, Certified Distance Educational Instructor.


The required South Carolina Core Course for 2020-2022:  A Walk Through the Law