A nonresident of South Dakota who is licensed or certified to appraise real estate in another state, territory or the District of Columbia that has equivalent South Dakota appraiser licensure requirements, may obtain a reciprocity certificate prior to performing an appraisal(s) of real estate in South Dakota. Certification by reciprocity is possible for the following certification classifications: state-certified general, state-certified residential and state-licensed appraisers. See Classifications and Requirements of Appraisers for more information.
Certification by reciprocity can be accomplished by submitting the following to our office using the Contact Us information below.
Read the instructions on the forms carefully. Forms will not be processed if incomplete or improperly completed and will be returned for corrections. The application must be typed or printed clearly in ink.
New applicants must undergo a state and federal criminal background investigation and fingerprinting by the Division of Criminal Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Note: The reciprocity application must be completed before moving to South Dakota.
Out-of-state appraisers may be required to apply for a South Dakota Sales Tax License.
See the current laws and regulations relating to appraisers and appraisals in South Dakota.
Note about competency: All classifications of appraisers in South Dakota must comply with the Competency Rule of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. All are also responsible, regardless of transaction value, for knowing the difference between having the authority to perform an appraisal and having the necessary qualifications through experience, knowledge and training to perform an appraisal competently.
Executive Director, Sherry Bren
South Dakota Appraiser Certification Program
308 South Pierre Street
Pierre, SD 57501