Background Check Info

A criminal background check is required for all applicants from a source approved by the Commission Pursuant to S.C. Code Section 40-57-115. Please follow the steps below to obtain your SC Real Estate Commission criminal background check. 


Background check completion steps:

  1. You must submit your background check prior to submission of your application. 

  2. Visit the following link to complete and submit your background check:

  3. Submit your payment information. Accepted forms of payment include, Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover Card. The cost is $40. 

  4. Review your payment and create an account. 

  5. Print the “Release Form” for your own copy. Create a login to obtain a copy of your background check once completed by the SR&I. 

  6. Wait approximately 3 – 5 days for your background check to process. 

  7. If you have any questions or issues with the background check, please contact SR&I on the following link:

The South Carolina Real Estate Commission now requires you to submit a completed background check from this once specific platform, SR&I. They will not accept a background check from any other source. 

***NOTE: You CANNOT apply for your license examination until you have successfully completed the background check. It must be submitted with your application, along with your certificate of completion.*** 

Show Buttons
Hide Buttons