Department of Labor and Revenue

Title - South Dakota Appraiser Certification Program

Important Announcements

Email and Address Changes Must Be Reported

It is important that any email and address changes be reported to the Appraiser Certification Program as timely as possible. For appraisal management companies, the changes are to be reported to our office within five days of the change. For appraisers, it is to be immediately upon any change of residential or business address, along with the email address, if available.

Allied Business Schools, Inc. Discontinues Course Offerings

Effective September 22, 2015, Allied Business Schools, Inc. will no longer be offering qualifying or continuing education course for South Dakota.

Notice of Fee Increases

Effective July 1, 2015 fees will be increasing for appraiser new applications, renewals and upgrades; reciprocity applications; and temporary permit applications. Beginning July 1, the new fee schedule will be published on our Fees Web page.

"New" Appraisal Experience Log Form

A new Appraisal Experience Log (Log) form was adopted and put into service on April 1, 2015.

The form is utilized for verification of appraisal assignments and acceptable appraisal experience hours to ensure experience requirements have been met by appraisers seeking to upgrade to a higher appraiser classification or for new applicants claiming experience and applying for a certified or licensed appraiser classification.

Beginning on or before June 1, 2015, appraisal experience must be documented using the new Log form. Instructions for completion are included in the file. (Please note this form is unavailable on the State of South Dakota On-line Forms.)

You may submit the Log that you have completed using the "old" log form for experience claimed prior to June 1, 2015. Only the new Appraisal Experience Log form will be accepted for assignments and experience hours claimed on or after June 1, 2015.

Revisions to Administrative Rules Regarding Real Estate Appraisers

Revisions to Administrative Rule of South Dakota (ARSD) 20:14 became effective Jan. 5, 2016. Changes include:

  • Adds the requirement for email address, if available, to the application for supervisory appraisers;
  • Changes "state of domicile" to "home state" ("or any other jurisdiction"), where applicable, on the applications for certified or licensed appraisers that move to the state and temporary practice;
  • Removes the term "summary or self-contained" from experience requirements for state-certified residential and state-certified general appraisers;
  • Adds a required comma to educational requirements for state-licensed appraisers;
  • Adopts the 2016-2017 Edition of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice;
  • Requires appraisers to retain "all" not just "any" written reports; and
  • Includes grounds for disciplinary action against those not certified, licensed or registered who perform an appraisal review requiring the services of an accredited appraiser.

Notice to appraisers about not getting paid from AMCs for services

Changes to Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria

Changes to the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria effective January 1, 2015 were adopted by The Appraisal Foundation.

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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

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