Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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Appraiser Certification Program

Continuing Education Requirements

Appraiser Type Continuing Education Requirements Data Requirements
State certified, licensed and registered appraisers

(unless exempt under Administrative Rule of South Dakota (ARSD) 20:14:13:01.01)
Must complete and document 28 hours of instruction in approved courses or seminars each odd numbered year.

A minimum of seven of the 28 hours must be completed prior to June 30, 2016 in the 2016-2017 edition of the 7-hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course or its equivalent whose instructor is certified by the Appraiser Qualifications Board.

A penalty fee of $100 will be charged if the 7-Hour USPAP Course is not completed by the deadline date.
With the exception of the 7-hour National USPAP Update Course, currently approved courses must be taken between:

October 1, 2015 and September 30, 2017
First time applicants only whose appraiser certificate is issued on or after:

October 1, 2016 and prior to March 30, 2017

(ARSD 20:14:13:01.01)
14 hours of continuing education credit is required. Must be taken between:

Issue date and September 30, 2017
First time applicants only whose appraiser certificate is issued on or after:
March 30, 2017

(ARSD 20:14:13:01.01)

(Does not apply to upgrade applicants.)

No continuing education credit is required. None
Inactive Appraisers

(ARSD 20:14:03.05)
No continuing education credit is required. None
Certified/licensed by Reciprocity

(ARSD 20:14:13:01.01)

(Must be in good standing in state of domicile or any other jurisdiction.)
None upon proof of being licensed/certified in state of domicile. None

You must complete and document (submit verification along with the renewal application) any required continuing education.

The length of any continuing education course must be at least two class hours.

Continuing education can be attained through approved classroom or distance education courses.

Continuing education credit may be granted to individuals other than as a student in appraisal educational processes and programs. Examples include:

  • Teaching
  • Program development
  • Authorship of textbooks
  • Similar activities as determined by the Secretary

It is the responsibility of education providers to:

  1. Obtain approval of continuing education course(s)
  2. Give each participant a certificate of completion.
  3. Keep a list of participants for a minimum of three years.

Continuing education credit may be approved for courses which cover the appraisal-related real estate topics listed below:

  • Ad valorem taxation.
  • Arbitration, dispute resolution.
  • Courses related to practice of real estate appraisal or consulting.
  • Development cost estimating.
  • Ethics, standards of professional practice and uniform standards.
  • Land use planning and zoning.
  • Real estate litigation, damages and condemnation.
  • Management, leasing and timesharing.
  • Property development and partial interest.
  • Real estate law, easements and legal interest.
  • Real estate financing and investment.
  • Real estate appraisal-related computer applications.
  • Real estate securities and syndication.
  • Developing opinions of real property value in appraisals that also include personal property and/or business value.
  • Seller concessions and impact on value.
  • Energy efficient items and "green building" appraisals.




See our Approved Continuing Education page for a list of approved courses.

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