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Title - South Dakota Appraiser Certification Program

Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) Education Requirements

The table below shows the Appraiser Qualifications Board's education requirements for holding a valid appraiser credential at each level of certification, along with the requirements for upgrading certification to the next level. Shaded areas indicate no additional hours in the coursework listed to the left is required for that level of certification.

Education Requirements for State-Registered Appraisers
(75 Hours Required)
Number of Hours Required
to Obtain the Credential
Numbers of Hours Required to Upgrade
if Appraiser Already Holds Credential as a ...
Course Content
State-Registered
N/A
State-Licensed
State-Certified Residential
State-Certified General
Basic Appraisal Principles
30
       
Basic Appraisal Procedures
30
       
National USPAP 15-hour
15
       

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Education Requirements for State-Licensed Appraisers
(150 Hours Required)
Number of Hours Required
to Obtain the Credential
Numbers of Hours Required to Upgrade if Appraiser Already Holds Credential as a ...
Course Content

State-
Registered
75 Hours
State-Licensed
N/A
State-
Certified
Residential
State-
Certified
General
Basic Appraisal Principles
30
       
Basic Appraisal Procedures
30
       
National USPAP 15-hour
15
       
Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use
15
15
     
Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach
15
15
     
Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches
30
30
     
Residential Report Writing and Case Studies
15
15
     

Effective July 1, 2014 college level course requirements: 30 semester credit hours.

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Education Requirements for State-Certified Residential Appraisers
(200 Hours Required)
Number of Hours Required
to Obtain the Credential
Numbers of Hours Required to Upgrade if Appraiser Already Holds Credential as a ...
Course Content
State-
Registered
State-
Licensed
State-Certified Residential
N/A
State-Certified
General
Basic Appraisal Principles
30
       
Basic Appraisal Procedures
30
       
National USPAP 15-hour
15
       
Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use
15
15
     
Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach
15
15
     
Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches
30
30
     
Residential Report Writing and Case Studies
15
15
     
Statistics, Modeling and Finance
15
15
15
   
Advanced Residential Applications and Case
Studies
15
15
15
   
Appraisal Subject Matter Electives (May include hours above required hours in other modules.)
20
20
20
   

Note: College-level course requirements: associate degree or higher. In lieu of the required degree, 21 semester credit hours covering collegiate level subject matter courses: English Composition; Principles of Economics; Finance; Algebra, Geometry or higher mathematics; Statistics; Computer Science; and Business or Real Estate Law.

Effective July 1, 2014 college-level course requirements: bachelor's degree or higher.

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Education Requirements for State-Certified General Appraisers
(300 Hours Required)
Number of Hours Required
to Obtain the Credential
Numbers of Hours Required to Upgrade if Appraiser Already Holds Credential as a ...
Course Content
State-
Registered
State-
Licensed
State-Certified Residential

State-Certified General
N/A

Basic Appraisal Principles
30
       
Basic Appraisal Procedures
30
       
National USPAP 15-hour
15
       
General Appraisal Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use
30
30
15
15
 
General Appraiser Sales Comparison Approach
30
30
15
15
 
General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach
30
30
15
15
 
General Appraiser Income Approach
60
60
45
45
 
General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies
30
30
15
10
 
Statistics, Modeling and Finance
15
15
15
   
Appraisal Subject Matter Electives (May include hours above required hours in other modules.)
30
30
30
   

Note: College-level course requirements: bachelor's degree or higher. In lieu of the required degree, 30 semester credit hours or its equivalent covering subject matter courses: English Composition; Micro Economics; Macro Economics; Finance; Algebra, Geometry or higher mathematics; Statistics; Computer Science; Business or Real Estate Law; and two elective courses in Accounting, Geography, Ag-economics, Business Management or Real Estate.

Effective July 1, 2014 college-level course requirements: bachelor's degree or higher.

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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

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