Department of Labor and Revenue

Title - South Dakota Appraiser Certification Program

Important Announcements

"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 Law Regarding Real Estate Appraisers

Revisions to South Dakota Codified Law 36-21B Licensing Real Estate Appraisers will become effective July 1, 2014. Changes include:

  • New applicants for appraiser certification, licensure and registration must undergo a state and federal criminal background investigation and fingerprinting by the Division of Criminal Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
  • Denial of any applicant for appraiser certification, licensure or registration if:
    • The applicant has had an appraiser certificate or license revoked in the previous five years by another jurisdiction;
    • The applicant has 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; and
    • The applicant fails 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.

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