How to Become a Real Estate Appraiser in South Dakota

The South Dakota Appraiser Certification Program certifies, licenses and registers real estate appraisers to perform real estate appraisals. You must get the Registered Appraiser License to obtain the experience hours that qualify you to take the test for licensed, certified, and certified general licenses. The required time to gain experience hours for licensing is just 12 months, whereas many other states impose a minimum time of 24 months.

South Dakota State Registered Appraiser

Basic Requirements: Must be 18 years or older and submit a completed application
Training Requirements: None
Education Requirements: 75 hours of qualifying education courses
Fee: $210.00
State Required Test: Yes

South Dakota State Registered Licensed Appraiser

Basic Requirements: Must be 18 years or older and submit a completed application
Training Requirements: 2,000 hours of experience in no fewer than 12 months
Education Requirements: Associate’s degree or 30 semester credit hours and 150 hours of qualifying education courses
Fee: $290.00
State Required Test: Yes

South Dakota State Certified Residential Appraiser

Basic Requirements: Must be 18 years or older and submit a completed application
Training Requirements: 2,500 hours of experience in no fewer than 24 months
Education Requirements: Must have a Bachelor’s degree or higher; 200 hours of qualifying education courses
Fee: $315.00
State Required Test: Yes

South Dakota State Certified General Appraiser

Basic Requirements: Must be 18 years or older and submit a completed application
Training Requirements: 3,000 hours of experience in no fewer than 30 months including at least 1,500 hours of non-residential experience
Education Requirements: Must have a Bachelor’s degree or higher; 300 hours of qualifying education courses
Fee: $340.00
State Required Test: Yes

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South Dakota Appraiser Certification Program

 

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