South Dakota Real Estate CE License Renewal Requirements

Real Estate Salespersons, Brokers, Broker Associates, Property Managers and Real Estate Auctioneers

24 hours of continuing education. At least 12 of these hours must be in Required subject area.


Renewal Cycle: Every 2 years by November 30th.

Inactive: A licensee whose license is on file with the SDREC office on inactive status is not required to meet the continuing education requirements. However, in order to activate the license, a licensee must have 24 hours of continuing education in the two years preceding activation of the license. Education courses used to activate a license may not be used again to renew a license. A broker associate who goes inactive during Postlicensing Period 1 must complete the 30 hours of Postlicensing 1 to reactivate the license. A broker associate who goes inactive during Postlicensing Period 2 must complete the 30 hours of Postlicensing Period 2 to reactivate the license.

Exempt: The SDREC office may make exceptions and grant extensions for continuing education for reasons of health, military service or other good cause if proof is provided to the commission office.

Nonresident Licensees: Nonresident brokers and salespersons who hold a South Dakota license are exempt from the continuing education requirements if the licensee meets the education requirements in the state of residence.