Department of Labor and Revenue

Title - South Dakota Real Estate Commission

Postlicensing Education

Approved Postlicensing Period 1 Courses
Approved Postlicensing Period 2 Courses
Postlicensing Education Requirements
Course Delivery
Reporting

Approved Postlicensing Period 1 Courses

Classroom
Distance Learning (Internet)
Independent Study

Approved Postlicensing Period 2 Courses

Classroom
Distance Learning (Internet)
Independent Study

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Postlicensing Education Requirements
(for new broker associates only)

Postlicensing education is required of new broker associates to build on the basic real estate principles and practices acquired during the pre-licensing education courses.

Persons receiving initial licensure as a broker associate shall complete 60 hours of postlicensing education in topics prescribed by the commission.

Thirty hours must be completed during the initial licensing period and shall include a minimum of six hours in each of the following areas:

  • Agency
  • Contracts
  • Fiduciary duties/trust accounting/earnest money
  • Business planning/etiquette; (Setting up a corporation or LLC, customer service, etc.)
  • Ethics/professional liability (Risk management, errors and omissions insurance, etc.)

Thirty hours must be completed during the 2nd licensing period and shall include a minimum of six (6) hours in each of the following areas:

  • Negotiation
  • Real estate license law
  • Technology (website development, social media, email, etc.)
  • Marketing/advertising
  • Property issues (Inspections, environmental issues, property disclosures, etc.)
  • Broker associates required to complete postlicensing education do not also need continuing education hours.

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Course Delivery

Continuing education courses are divided into three categories based on the method of delivery — classroom, distance learning or independent study. These delivery methods are defined as follows:

Classroom — The instructor providing the course material is located physically in the same location as the student.

Distance Learning — The instructor and student are in physically separate locations, and instructional methods include interactive video-based instruction, computer conferencing, interactive audio, interactive computer software, and Internet-based instruction. An example of this type of delivery method is an Internet course.

Independent Study — No interaction with an instructor is planned or implied as part of the learning process. An example of this type of delivery method is a VHS/DVD video or printed material such as books. No more than six hours of independent study courses may be used for continuing education requirements during a renewal period.

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Reporting

It is the responsibility of the course provider, not the licensee, to report completion of continuing education to the SDREC office. Licensees will receive a certificate of completion from the course sponsor. Do not send this certificate in to the SDREC office; licensees should keep these certificates for their records.

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Contact Us

221 W. Capitol, Suite 101
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: 605.773.3600
Fax: 605.773.4356
email: dlr.realestate@state.sd.us

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SD Real Estate Commission
221 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 101
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: 605.773.3600
Fax: 605.773.4356