South Carolina Code of Regulations
Chapter 105 - DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION-- SOUTH CAROLINA REAL ESTATE COMMISSION
105-6 - Course Curriculum and Attendance.
105-6. Course Curriculum and Attendance.
A. Providers must teach qualifying courses in separate and distinct units consisting of at least the minimum number of classroom hours as follows:
(1) the pre-licensing course for sales license applicants (Unit I) must include instruction in fundamentals of real estate principles and practices; and
(2) the Unit II courses must include instruction in advanced real estate principles and practices; and
(3) the pre-licensing course for broker license applicants (Unit III) must include instruction in advanced real estate principles and practices; and
(4) the course for property management license applicants must include instruction in property management principles and practices.
B. Providers must teach continuing education courses in subjects which increase the knowledge, skill and/or competence of real estate licensees with regard to the performance of their duties in a manner that best serves the public interest. Core courses are those which must include a minimum of four (4) classroom hours of instruction on current federal and state real estate law. Elective courses are those which are offered in general subjects prescribed by the Commission.
C. Learning objectives and detailed lesson plans reflecting the course content with time allotments must be furnished by the provider to the Commission at the time of application for approval, along with copies of all quizzes and examinations for Unit I, Unit II Modules A-E and Unit III B qualifying courses. In order to successfully complete each of the Unit I, Unit II Modules A-E or Unit III B course, students shall take and score a minimum of 70% on a proctored final examination administered in an educational facility by an approved real estate instructor, school administrator or qualified person. The Commission may, however, direct alterations in examination procedures, criteria for passing, and administration whenever deemed necessary.
D. Providers must identify the texts to be used in any approved course of instruction. The Commission may direct that the school withdraw texts and may require additional instructional materials.
E. For Unit I, Unit II or Unit III qualifying courses, providers must establish uniform testing and grading procedures for their quizzes and examinations and must use approved instructors for administering and monitoring all tests. No provider, instructor or any other individual may arbitrarily alter a student's grade or offer to students any re-examination of the same test previously administered. Retake examinations must contain at least eighty percent (80%) new exam items.
F. Courses must be at least two (2) hours in length, and providers must limit class meetings to a maximum of eight (8) hours in any given day. Students must be allowed one (1) ten-minute break each hour, and for classes that exceed four (4) hours, students must be allowed at least one (1) one-half hour break. No meals may be served during class. Providers must require strict attendance of all classroom hours required by law and must maintain records indicating number of student absences. No partial credit hours are permitted.
G. Providers may offer students failing to meet the minimum-hour requirement make-up sessions as follows:
(1) a make-up session offered by the provider consisting of the content in the session or hours missed; or
(2) a video tape of the class session missed viewed by the student and supervised by the instructor, but only if less than twenty percent (20%) of the total classroom hours are missed; or
(3) attendance of the same class session offered by the provider at a future date.
H. Course providers must prepare and submit to the Commission, reports verifying completion of a course for each licensee who satisfactorily completes the course. Such reports shall be transmitted electronically. Providers must submit these reports to the Commission in a manner that will assure receipt by the Commission within fourteen (14) calendar days following the course. The verified Course Completion Report shall list: the course identification number assigned by the Commission; the provider's name; the instructor's name; title, location, and dates of course; full legal name, address, phone number, and license number of each student, along with the number of hours in attendance and final grade, if applicable. The Course Completion Report must be verified by an authorized official of the provider.
I. A Certificate of Completion prescribed by the Commission shall be awarded to each course graduate, signed and dated by an authorized official of the provider, and must contain the course identification number assigned by the Commission, the provider's name and address, course title, location, dates, and number of hours of the course: full legal name and license number, if applicable, of the student.
HISTORY: Added by State Register Volume 23, Issue No. 5, eff May 28, 1999. Amended by State Register Volume 41, Issue No. 5, Doc. No. 4724, eff May 26, 2017.