South Dakota Real Estate Appraisal School
Wondering how to become an appraiser?
As your partner in Appraisal Education in South Dakota, OnCourse Learning is an South Dakota real estate appraisal school, approved by the South Dakota Real Estate Appraisers Board to provide appraisal licensing and continuing education courses for real estate appraisal agents. OnCourse Learning provides all of the live and online appraiser license courses you will ever need for your career in real estate appraisal.
Browse online appraisal courses below to find the class that is right for you!
South Dakota Appraisal New License Requirements
In the state of South Dakota, there are four levels of licensure for real estate appraisers:
- Registered Appraiser
- Licensed Appraiser
- Certified Residential Appraiser
- Certified General Appraiser
The licensure process includes the following requirements:
- Must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED
- Complete the state exam
- Submit application and pay associated fees
To begin as a registered appraiser, you need to complete the trainee education which consists of 75 hours of credits. The South Dakota 75-Hour Real Estate Trainee Package available on the OnCourse Learning database covers the trainee requirements. Consisting of three mandatory courses plus an USPAP Manual eBook, this course covers all the basic principles and procedures of real estate appraisals. An online course, this package is self-paced and designed to be taken wherever and whenever is most convenient for you.
South Dakota Appraisal Upgrade License Requirements
After you have achieved the registered appraiser status, you will need to complete an additional 75 hours of education plus 1000 hours of experience within no less than 12 months to achieve a license. The Upgrade to Licensed Level Package offered by OnCourse Learning can help you get to this next stage in your career! Including the four mandatory licensee courses, this package discusses topics like site valuation and sales comparison.
If you’re interested in moving on to the certified levels, you will need to complete these higher education requirements first:
- For Certified Residential level: A minimum of an Associate’s Degree OR 21 college semester hours in specific subject matters
- For Certified General level: A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree OR 30 college semester hours in specific subject matters
The certified residential level demands 50 more educational credit hours plus 2500 hours of experience (at least 1,250 hours must be residential appraisals) completed in no less than 24 months. For the certified general level, you will need 100 more hours of education plus 3000 hours of experience (including 1500 hours of nonresidential appraisals) completed in no less than 30 months.
South Dakota Appraisal Continuing Education Requirements
All South Dakota real estate appraisal licenses and certificates expire annually on September 30th (note: if your license was issued after the first week of July, it will expire the following year on September 30th). To qualify for renewal, all licensees must complete 28 hours of continuing education (including the 7 hour USPAP Update course) within a two year period; 7 of the hours must be completed before June 30th of each even numbered year. OnCourse Learning is here to make your renewal process a breeze with two 14 hour continuing education packages. Including an elective each and the USPAP Update course, these package can help you meet your renewal requirements.