South Dakota Real Estate License Renewal Requirements
Brokers, Broker Associates, Property Managers and Auctioneers

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


Home Inspectors

24 hours of continuing education in any of the following areas: legal issues affecting home inspectors, building codes, business standards of practice, report writing, environmental issues, ethics, building components, computer skills, fair housing, antitrust, The Americans with Disabilities Act; and courses offered or approved by the SD plumbing or electrical commissions.


Property Manager

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


Real Estate Auctioneer

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


Residential Rental Agents

12 hours of continuing education in the areas of property management, fair housing, lease of real property, real estate contracts, and real estate license law.


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.

12 hours Required Subject only package
This package meets the Required Subject requirements for Real Estate Brokers, Broker Associates, Property Managers and Auctioneers. This package is approved for 12.0 Required Subject Hours.

This renewal package contains the following 4 courses:
  1. Avoiding Common Mistakes
  2. Building Green
  3. Doing The Right Thing - The Code
  4. Floods and other Natural Hazards

12 hours Elective only package
This package meets the elective requirements for Real Estate Brokers, Broker Associates, Property Managers and Auctioneers. This package is approved for 6.0 Elective Hours and 6.0 Required Subject Hours.

This renewal package contains the following 3 courses:
  1. Property Management
  2. Valuation, Marketing, and Listings
  3. Good Guys/Bad Guys - Who's Who in Mortgage Fraud

24 hours Renewal Package
This package meets the requirements for Real Estate Brokers, Broker Associates, Property Managers and Auctioneers. This package is approved for 18.0 Required Subject Hours and 6.0 Elective Hours.

This renewal package contains the following 7 courses:
  1. Avoiding Common Mistakes
  2. Property Management
  3. Doing The Right Thing - The Code
  4. Floods and other Natural Hazards
  5. Valuation, Marketing, and Listings
  6. Contracts and Leasing
  7. Good Guys/Bad Guys - Who's Who in Mortgage Fraud
Single Courses  
Approved for 3.0 Required Subject Hours.
Approved for 3.0 Required Subject Hours.
Approved for 3.0 Required Subject Hours.
Approved for 3.0 Required Subject Hours.
Approved for 3.0 Required Subject Hours.
Approved for 3.0 Required Subject Hours.
Approved for 2.0 Required Subject Hours. and 2.0 Elective Hours.
Approved for 4.0 Required Subject Hours.
Approved for 4.0 Elective Hours.
Approved for 6.0 Elective Hours.