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:
It is the responsibility of education providers to:
Continuing education credit may be approved for courses which cover the appraisal-related real estate topics listed below:
Continuing Education Exemptions
Certified/licensed appraisers exempt from the continuing education requirement include (see ARSD 20:14:13:01.01):
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