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South Dakota Continuing Education Requirements:

Total Hours Required Elective Hours
You Need: 24 12 12
We Offer: 24 12 12
LICENSE RENEWAL PERIOD: 2 YEARS

South Dakota State Requirement Details for Real Estate Continuing Education

Renewal Date: 11/30 every two years

Hours Required: 24 hours

  • 12 hours – Mandatory hours
  • 12 hours – Elective hours

Max Hours in a 24-Hour Period: South Dakota real estate licensees will not receive credit for more than 8 hours of continuing education per day. Our online course delivery system manages this requirement for you.


The CE Shop’s Offering: 24 hours

  • 12 hours – Mandatory hours
  • 12 hours – Elective hours

Reporting: The state requires schools to report course completions within ten days from the course completion date. Course completions will be reported within this time frame.

Expiration Date of Course: Course expiration dates vary by course but are generally one year after order date. Each individual course will have an expiration date listed in your account. 

Final Exams: Final exams must be passed with at least an 80% and may be taken as many times as necessary in order to pass.

Certificates: Immediately upon real estate course completion, The CE Shop will provide students with an electronic copy of the course certificate of completion. Certificates will remain in your account for a minimum of five years, should you need additional copies at a later time. Please refer to your renewal application to determine if you need to submit your certificate(s) of completion with your renewal. Course completion dates are recorded using Central Standard Time. Please note that the date on your certificate of completion will reflect this.

License Renewal Process: The process to renew in this state is to submit your paper work via mail.

Renewal Interruptions: Licensees who wait until the last minute of their renewal year to complete their education may not receive their new license in time to remain on active status. If it is your year to renew, renewal forms MUST be in the SD REC office by Nov 30th of that year.

Repeating Courses: Education hours that are used to activate a license may not be used again to renew a license. 

Post-Licensing Information: New Broker Associates are required to complete 60 hours of post-licensing courses in their first and second renewal cycles; 30 hours in first license renewal and 30 hours in second license renewal. The CE Shop currently offers some of the post-licensing hours. If you are need of post-licensing hours, please select "Post-Licensing" under "Course Type" above.

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South Dakota Real Estate Commission

Street Address: 221 W. Capitol Ave, Ste. 101, Pierre, SD  57501

Telephone:  605.773.3600

Fax:  605.773.7175

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