S.C. Code Regs. 105-10 - Instructors

A. Approved qualifying courses must be taught by broker qualified, Commission-approved instructors. Instructors teaching courses which are part of a degree program offered by an accredited college or university and instructors teaching courses for a federal or state agency shall be deemed approved by the Commission.
B. Prior to teaching for any approved provider, applicants for instructor approval must submit an application form along with supporting documentation as proof of knowledge of the subject matter and the ability to teach effectively.
(1) As proof of knowledge of the subject matter to be taught, the instructor must provide documentation of:
(a) an active real estate broker license; or
(b) a college degree in an academic area directly related to the course or the specific subject matter to be taught; or
(c) other past experience or education acceptable to the Commission in the subject area to be taught, and
(2) As proof of the ability to teach effectively, the instructor must provide documentation of:
(a) a current teaching certificate issued by any state department of education (or an equivalent agency); or
(b) a four-year undergraduate degree in education; or
(c) previous adult-education experience in schools, seminars, or in an equivalent setting for three (3) years, within the past five (5) years; or
(d) serving as a trainee or assistant instructor under the direct supervision of a Commission-approved instructor for at least sixty (60) hours; or
(e) past experience and knowledge of South Carolina real estate law acceptable to the Commission in education.
(3) In addition, for continuing education courses, the Commission may require documentation of:
(a) three (3) years of work experience, within the past five (5) years, directly related to the subject matter to be taught; or
(b) three (3) years of experience within the past five (5) years teaching the subject matter to be taught.
C. Each instructor may be approved by the Commission to teach Unit I, Unit II, Unit III, Property Management, and/or other continuing education subjects.
D. An instructor may teach approved courses at locations throughout the state of South Carolina. The course provider must notify the Commission of course offerings in advance and record the instructor's name on the provider's completion report.
E. If the application is disapproved, the reason(s) for disapproval will be detailed and the instructor will be given thirty (30) days to cure any deficiencies found. If deficiencies are cured, the application will be approved.
F. Upon instructor approval, the Commission will issue its Certificate of Approval, to be renewed biennially in even-numbered years. Each instructor must make available, when requested, a copy of the Certificate of Approval issued by the Commission. If the Certificate of Approval is issued in an odd-numbered year, it shall be renewed the following year, and biennially thereafter.
G. Instructors must attend Instructor Development Workshops sponsored by the Commission biennially.
H. Instructors of approved continuing education courses are exempt from their biennial continuing education credit for time spent teaching approved courses.


S.C. Code Regs. 105-10
Added by State Register Volume 23, Issue No. 5, eff May 28, 1999; State Register Volume 41, Issue No. 05, eff. 5/26/2017.

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