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        Administrator:Rod Atkinson
        Board Staff:William B. Tiller, Education
        Advice Counsel:   Georgia Lewis   **
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**The Office of Advice Counsel is responsible for
providing legal advice to all Boards, Commissions
and Panels. These attorneys do not provide legal
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South Carolina Real Estate Commission

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK NOW REQUIRED:

A criminal background check is required of all examination and reciprocity applicants from a source approved by the Commission Pursuant to S.C. Code Section 40-57-115. Please visit the following link to obtain your SC Real Estate Commission criminal background check prior to submission of your application: http://llr.sc.gov/recheck

THE ANSWERS TO YOUR COMMON QUESTIONS:

Do you have a question regarding licensing or renewals? Before you contact us, look below to see if your question is answered in the licensing and renewal FAQ documents.

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REAL ESTATE LICENSE LAW REVISION: EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2017

A revision of the South Carolina Real Estate Licensing law (S.1013/Act.170) was signed into law on May 23, 2016. The new license law will take effect on January 1st, 2017. There are multiple changes which will affect licensees or applicants.

  • Ten (10) hours of biennial continuing education will be required for broker and salesperson licensees including 4 hour mandatory core course. (*Will begin with licenses which expire June 30th 2018)

  • Brokers in Charge will have an additional mandatory 4 hour CE class out of their 10 hours in addition to the mandatory core course. (*Will begin with licenses which expire June 30th 2018)

  • Sales initial licensure applicants will have to complete 90 hours of pre-licensing education prior to being issued a license. There will no longer be a one year "provisional" license issued after completing 60 hours and passing the exam. Applicant must complete the additional 30 hours prior to issuance of a full sales license.

  • Applicants who are non-residents and licensees of other jurisdictions will have to submit a certification of licensure from their licensed jurisdiction and apply to take the South Carolina sales or broker exam. South Carolina resident applicants will be required to take the South Carolina qualifying pre-licensing courses.

  • To become a Property Manager in Charge, applicants will need to complete a 7 hour PMIC class in addition to the 30 hour Property Management pre-licensing course.

There are many other updates, including reporting of contact information and residency changes, marketing and disclosure duties, teams, transaction brokerage, personal transactions involving licensees, and consequences of denial or revocation of licensure.

There are also NEW FORMS AND FORM LANGUAGE that will need to be implemented January 1st, 2017. Links to these forms are below:

  1. South Carolina Disclosure of Real Estate Brokerage Relationships (formerly Agency Disclosure Brochure)
  2. Offer Rejection Form (New form must be used when seller rejects an offer without counteroffer)
  3. Required Language for S.C. Listing, Buyer Representation and Transaction Brokerage Contracts
  4. Transaction Broker Agreement Template (Not a required or official document)

Here is a link to the final version of Act.170 as passed: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess121_2015-2016/bills/1013.htm

Here is a link to a PDF that outlines many of the significant 2017 changes to the licensing law: 2017 Real Estate Commission New License Law Changes Outline

IMPORTANT RENEWAL INFORMATION - 2016 RENEWALS END DECEMBER 31st.

South Carolina Real Estate Licensees (except non-renewal provisional sales) with a June 30, 2016 expiration date may renew their licenses through December 31st, 2016 with the late penalty. We encourage all licensees to please renew online. Individuals who are required to report disciplinary action, criminal convictions or pending criminal charges since last renewal will need to submit additional documentation and will be provided an email address during the renewal process for submission. USER ID information will be included in the header of your renewal notice.

Starting on May 2nd through December 31st, licensees with a 6/30/2016 expiration date may renew by logging in through the following link: https://eservice.llr.sc.gov/OnlineRenewals/

If you do not know your password, click on the "Recover/Reset My Password" link at the bottom of the Renew Online webpage. If you do not know your USER ID, there is also a USER ID request link. If you do not have a current email address on file with the Commission to reset your password or receive your USER ID, please email Contact.REC@llr.sc.gov with your name, license number and the last 5 digits of your SSN and request an email address update.

This is a time of extremely high volume for our staff. In order to efficiently serve our licensees and avoid disruption during this period, any walk-in applicants will not be able to have their renewals processed while they wait. Pocket cards also must be mailed to the office location of the supervising Broker or Property Manager in Charge. We also encourage you to READ CAREFULLY. All routine questions regarding renewal can be found in the Renewal FAQ linked at the top of this web page.

In order to renew as active, Salesperson and Broker licensees who are not exempt from completing South Carolina Continuing Education (CE) must have completed eight (8) hours of CE. Four (4) of these hours must include the core course, and the additional four hours may be comprised of electives.

A regularly updated calendar of upcoming CE courses is available at the following link. http://llronline.com/POL/REC/recpdf/Doc151.pdf

Remember that licenses which expire on June 30, 2016 and are not renewed before January 1, 2017 will be canceled by statute. After the expiration date, an additional $25 late fee will be assessed for each month it is late through December. As a South Carolina Real Estate Licensee, it is your responsibility to keep up with your expiration date and to renew. Licensees are required to renew whether or not they receive notice.

I DO NOT KNOW MY EXPIRATION DATE: If you are not sure of your license expiration date, please utilize our licensee lookup to confirm your date. Licensee LookUp


EFFECTIVE 8/1/13: NEW South Carolina Residential Property Condition Disclosure Statement

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