Marcia Hultman

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Appraiser Certification Program

Information for Appraisers

  New Applicants Applicants Claiming Experience
Classifications and Requirements of Appraisers X X
Education Requirements X X
Approved Qualifying Education X X
Fee Schedule X X
Application Forms X X
Supervised Experience X X
Experience Guidelines   X
Appraisal Experience Log (Microsoft Excel format)   X
Work Product Review Procedures   X

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.

Please note: Resident and non-resident appraisers may be required to apply for a South Dakota Sales Tax License. Please call the South Dakota Department of Revenue at 800.829.9188 or email them at to request a sales tax application.

  • The Social Security number of any applicant must be listed on the application pursuant to South Dakota Codified Law (SDCL) 25-7A-56.2.
  • Forms will not be processed if incomplete or improperly completed. The application must be typed or printed clearly in ink, and must be accompanied by the appropriate fees.
  • Upon application approval, you must pass a national examination.
  • An application is valid for only 90 days.
  • Note that once you become licensed, you will be required to renew yearly with continuing education required every odd renewal year.
  • Any appraiser applicant shall be denied, if:
    • Have had the ability to perform appraisals revoked in the previous five years by another jurisdiction.
    • Have been convicted of a felony in the previous five years or at any time if the felony involved fraud, dishonesty, a breach of trust, or money laundering.
    • Have failed to demonstrate character and general fitness which warrants the confidence of the community unless it is determined that the applicant will operate honestly, fairly and efficiently.

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