South Dakota Real Estate Continued Education Information

Total Hours: 24 hours


Real Estate Brokers, Broker Associates, Property Managers and Real Estate Auctioneers renewing an active license must complete at least 24 hours of continuing education during the preceding two license years. At least 12 of these hours must be in Required subject areas. 

Required Subject Areas:
(Brokers, Broker Associates, Property Managers and Auctioneers only)

  • Real Estate Contracts
  • Real Estate License Law
  • Fair Housing
  • Ethics
  • Environmental Issues
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Brokerage Services

Renewal Cycle: Biennial 

Renewal Deadline:  Dependent upon license type and license anniversary.

Core Hours: 12 mandatory hours


Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Renew My South Dakota Real Estate License?

Licenses renew every two years, and renewal forms are mailed only to those needing to renew. To see when your license renew’s check the states online roster.

How Much Does It Cost To Renew My Real Estate License?

  • Salesperson: $125.00
  • Broker: $125.00

Does South Dakota Have Reciprocity With Any Other State?

Yes 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.

Who Submits Completed Continued Education?

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 Real Estate Training Institute. 

Are you approved through the state?

We are currently waiting approval from the South Dakota Real Estate Commission

Contact Information  

221 W. Capitol Avenue, Suite 101
Pierre, SD 57501

Phone: 605.773.3600
Fax: 605.773.4356


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