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In SC, an individual may receive a license as a:
Salesperson – those seeking to be a licensed real estate salesperson. This is the first license obtained in sales. You will need to take (2) classes: Unit 1 & Unit 2 equaling 90 hours of class, pass a criminal background check (through the Real Estate Commission), have a high school diploma or GED, pass the state exam and affiliate with a brokerage company to become licensed.
Broker – This license is ONLY available to those having been actively licensed as a salesperson for 3 years. You will need to take (2) classes: Broker A & B equaling 60 hours of class and then pass the state exam to become licensed. Another criminal background check will be required by the Real Estate Commission. A broker may choose to become a Broker-in-Charge and set up their own company.
Property Manager – those NOT wanting to practice sales but are only interested in managing rental properties. You will need to take (1) class: Property Management equaling 30 hours of class and pass the state exam to become licensed. With an additional 7-hour course, a property manager may become a Property Manger-in-Charge and set up their own company.