Marcia Hultman

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South Dakota Real Estate Commission

Nonresident Licensing Information

Nonresidents of South Dakota seeking to obtain the equivalent South Dakota license must successfully pass the state portion of the South Dakota broker examination. The examination is administered by Applied Measurement Professionals (AMP). Contact AMP at or call 913.895.4600.

To make application for licensure to the South Dakota Real Estate Commission, you must provide the following:

  • Completed application.
  • Original score report for state portion of licensing examination.
  • Appropriate application fee.
  • Certificate of license history from the real estate regulatory agency from each state/jurisdiction in which you currently hold or have ever held a license.
  • Proof of errors and omissions insurance.
  • Written request by responsible broker for license if you are a salesperson or broker associate.
  • Responsible broker form if you are the responsible broker in your office.
  • Completed fingerprint cards and check for $43.25 made payable to "DCI." Contact the SDREC Office at 605.773.3600 to request a set of fingerprint cards.

If you are a salesperson or broker associate, your responsible broker must obtain a South Dakota broker license. The responsible broker must maintain a trust account in a South Dakota financial institution for all South Dakota transactions.

A firm license must also be obtained if your company is a partnership, limited liability partnership, corporation, limited liability company, or association. You will also need to contact the Secretary of State's office in order to conduct business in the state of South Dakota.

You will also need to contact the South Dakota Department of Revenue for business tax information.

The application form for a nonresident license can be found on our Applications page.