Department of Labor and Revenue

Title - South Dakota Appraiser Certification Program

Frequently Asked Questions

Below, find answers to frequently asked questions about:

Licensure
Renewal
Supervising Appraisers & State-Registered Appraisers
Other

Licensure

How do I become an appraiser licensed/certified with the Appraiser Certification Program?

Obtain the necessary education and experience hours for the intended appraiser category, thoroughly complete and submit an application form (general) along with the required application fee. See Certification for more information.

Where can I get the appraisal education courses I need?

See Approved Qualifying Education or Approved Continuing Education for a list of courses/seminars or contact our office. Keep in mind this is not a complete list of acceptable courses. There are a number of courses that might be acceptable but have not been submitted for approval.

Where and when do I take the national appraiser examination?

The national examination occurs after the appraiser application has been approved. Upon approval the candidate will be provided with a candidate handbook for the computerized National Uniform Appraiser Examination and instructions for contacting and making arrangements with the testing company to sit for the exam.

What are the educational and experience requirements for appraisers?

There are four appraiser categories each with its own requirements. See Classifications of Appraisers and Requirements.

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Where can I get a copy of the South Dakota Codified Laws and Administrative Rules governing appraisers?

See Laws and Regulations to view the laws and rules online, or contact us using the options at the bottom of this page to request a printed copy.

Where can I get a copy of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)?

You may obtain the USPAP by contacting:
The Appraisal Foundation Distribution Center
PO Box 381
Annapolis Junction, MD 20701-0381
800.348.2831 (toll free)
240.646.7010
301.206.9789 (fax)
www.appraisalfoundation.org

How do I obtain a Temporary Permit?

Submit a completed Application for Temporary Practice form, a copy of the contract for appraisal assignment, and the Temporary Permit fee. See Temporary Permit for further details.

Do you have reciprocity licensing/certification?

Yes, a nonresident of South Dakota who is licensed or certified to appraise real estate inn another state, territory or the District of Columbia that has equivalent South Dakota appraiser licensure requirements may obtain a reciprocity.  See reciprocity for more information.

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How do I get a reciprocal license/certificate?

Thoroughly complete and submit a Reciprocity Application form, Letter of Good Standing/History Letter from the original issuing state and the required reciprocity fee. See Reciprocity for further information.

How do I become a licensed/certified appraiser with the Appraiser Certification Program if I was licensed/certified in another state and move to South Dakota?

If you are a state-certified general, state-certified residential or state-licensed appraiser who moves to South Dakota and you hold a valid certificate and are in good standing in your previous state of domicile, an equivalent certificate/license may be issued. See Administrative Rule of South Dakota (ARSD) 20:14:05:01.01 for more information.

How do I place my appraiser certificate/license on inactive status?

Send your request in writing, along with your appraiser certificate and identification card, to:

Secretary
South Dakota Department of Labor & Regulation
Appraiser Certification Program
308 S. Pierre St.
Pierre, SD 57501-3137

How do I reinstate my appraiser license/certificate that has been on inactive status?

Submit a written request to return to active status, along with evidence of successful completion of required continuing education, to:

Secretary
South Dakota Department of Labor & Regulation
Appraiser Certification Program
308 S. Pierre St.
Pierre, SD 57501-3137

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How do I upgrade my appraiser license/certificate?

Obtain the experience and education needed for the targeted appraiser category. (See Classifications of Appraisers and Requirements.) Then thoroughly complete an application form, submit the required fees, and provide documentation verifying the required educational hours.

Renewal

Do appraisers licensed/certified with the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation's Appraiser Certification Program need to renew their license/certificate?

Yes. Licenses/certificates are renewed yearly. On even numbered years you must submit a renewal application and fee. On odd numbered years you must submit a renewal application, fee and proof of successful completion of required continuing education. See Renewal for further information.

How do I renew my reciprocal license/certificate?

Reciprocal licensees must renew yearly by submitting a general renewal application and fee. Continuing education is deferred upon demonstrating possession of a current appraiser certificate and upon being in good standing in your state of domicile. See Renewal and Continuing Education for further information.

How many hours of continuing education do I need?

In each odd-numbered year an applicant for renewal of a certificate must document completion of the equivalent of 28 hours of instruction in approved courses or seminars during the preceding reporting period. A minimum of seven of the 28 hours of instruction must be completed prior to June 30 of each even-numbered year in the most current edition 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. [For the 2015 renewal cycle the applicant must have completed the 2014-2015 seven-hour National USPAP Update course between January 1, 2014 and June 30, 2014.] (See Continuing Education.)

Are there any deferments for required continuing education?

Yes, there are deferments which are listed under ARSD 20:14:13:01.01. See Continuing Education for further information.

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Do I need to renew my inactive appraiser license/certificate?

Yes. Renewal is required yearly with submission of a renewal application and fee. Renewal requirements are the same as on active status, except continuing education is deferred until license/certificate is reactivated.

Do I need to renew my supervising appraiser endorsement?

Yes. You must renew yearly on a form provided by the Secretary of the Department and pay the renewal fee of $100.00.

Supervising Appraisers & State-Registered Appraisers

What are the responsibilities of a State-Registered Appraiser that is being supervised?

You must maintain an Appraisal Experience Log that includes each appraisal performed (a separate log must be maintained for each supervisory appraiser), and must successfully complete the Training Course for Supervisory Appraisers and State-Registered Appraisers BEFORE supervision begins.

Where can I find a supervising appraiser?

Visit Supervisory Appraisers and State-Registered Appraisers Log to see who is registered as a supervisory appraiser, the area of geographical competency, and the appraisal assignment competency.

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How do I register a supervisory appraiser?

Submit an Application to Register Supervisory Appraiser/Supervisor Agreement.

How do I become an Endorsed Supervising Appraiser?

Submit a Supervisory Appraiser Endorsement form and $150.00 fee. See Supervisory Appraisers for further information.

What are the requirements to become an endorsed supervisory appraiser?

You must:

  1. Be a state-certified residential or state-certified appraiser licensed by the Department of Labor and Regulation.
  2. Be in good standing in South Dakota or any other jurisdiction in which you are licensed/certified as an appraiser.
  3. Not be subject to disciplinary action that affects legal eligibility to engage in appraisal practice within the previous three years.
  4. Have knowledge and experience in the types of appraisal assignments that you supervise.
  5. Have a minimum of three years of appraisal experience as a State-Certified Residential Appraiser or a State-Certified General Appraiser.
  6. Successfully complete the Training Course for Supervisory Appraisers and State-Registered Appraisers BEFORE supervision begins.

What are the responsibilities of a supervisory appraiser?

See ARSD 20:14:04:17 for a list of the responsibilities of a supervisory appraiser.

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Other

Do I need a South Dakota Sales Tax License?

Resident and nonresident appraisers may be required to apply for a South Dakota Sales Tax License. Call the South Dakota Department of Revenue at 800.829.9188 or email them at bustax@state.sd.us for more information.

How do I file a complaint against an appraiser licensed/certified with the Appraiser Certification Program?

Initially, contact Executive Director Sherry Bren using the contact information below and discuss your concerns. A formal complaint form is available upon request.

How can I obtain a current list (roster) of all appraisers?

Contact us with your request for a hard copy or see the Roster page of this website for other options. Rosters are available online and alphabetically by name, by city, or by license number in Adobe .pdf format.

As a provider of appraiser education, how do I submit a qualifying or continuing education course for approval?

Complete and submit the uniform national education form along with the $50.00 fee per course. See approved education or approved continuing education for more information.

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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
email: appraisercertification@state.sd.us


Marcia Hultman, Secretary
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2291
Tel. 605.773.3101
Fax. 605.773.6184