Department of Labor and Revenue

Title - South Dakota Appraiser Certification Program

Continuing Education Requirements

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


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

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 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.

For first time applicants only whose appraiser certificates are issued on or after October 1, 2016 and prior to March 30, 2017, 14 hours of continuing education credit is required.

For first time applicants only whose appraiser certificates are issued on or after March 30, 2017, no continuing education credit is required.


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:

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

Continuing Education Exemptions

Certified/licensed appraisers exempt from the continuing education requirement include (see ARSD 20:14:13:01.01):

  • First-time applicants only whose appraiser certificate are issued on or after March 30, 2017. (This applies to new applicants only and not to applicants that have been issued an upgrade of a license or certificate.)
  • Certified or licensed by reciprocity and in good standing in the applicant’s home state or any other jurisdiction.
  • An appraiser who is on inactive status

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding continuing education requirements, please feel free to contact us.

Executive Director, Sherry Bren

South Dakota Appraiser Certification Program
308 South Pierre Street
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: 605.773.4608
Fax: 605.773.5405



Marcia Hultman, Secretary
123 W. Missouri Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501-4505
Tel. 605.773.3101
Fax. 605.773.6184