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South Carolina Appraisal License Requirements
The information contained below is designed to provide a summary of the minimum education, experience, and examination requirements established by the South Carolina Real Estate Appraisers Board. The information provided below can be found on the Board’s website. However, we recommend you contact the Board for more detailed information and for any changes which may have occurred.
South Carolina Appraisal Licensure Levels:
Certified Residential Appraiser
Certified General Appraiser
Certified Residential Mass
Certified General Mass
South Carolina Appraisal Licensure Requirements:
Must be at least 18 years of age
Must have a high school diploma or its equivalent
Must meet the educational requirement for the applying level of licensure
Must meet the experience requirement for the applying level of licensure
For Certified Residential level: A minimum of an Associate’s Degree OR 21 college semester hours in specific subject matters is also required.
For Certified General level: A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree OR 30 college semester hours in specific subject matters is also required.
Satisfactory completion of the state examination
Submit application, required documents, and associated fees
South Carolina Appraisal Education Requirements:
75 hours for the Appraiser Apprentice which consist of the following courses: Basic Appraisal Principles (30 hours), Basic Appraisal Procedures (30 hours),15 Hour National USPAP Course or its equivalent (15 hours)
150 hours for the Licensed Appraiser which include the same hour requirement as the Appraiser Apprentice level AND: Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use (15 hours), Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach (15 hours), Residential Report Writing and Case Studies (15 Hours), Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approach (30 hours)
200 Hours for the Certified Residential Appraiser which consist of the same 150 hours of Licensed Appraiser education AND: Statistics, Modeling and Finance (15 hours), Advanced Residential Application and Case Studies (15 hours), Appraisal Subject Matter Electives (20 hours)
300 hours for the Certified General Appraiser which includes the same 200 hours for the Certified Residential Appraiser education AND: Income Property Appraisal (60 hours), General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies (10 hours), General Appraiser Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use (15 hours)
Appraiser Apprentice – no experience required
Licensed Appraiser - a minimum of 250 experience points in appraising in no fewer than 24 months
Certified Residential Appraiser – a minimum of 312.5 experience points in in no less than 24 months
Certified General Appraiser – - a minimum of 375 points in no less than 30 months with at least half of the points in nonresidential appraisals
South Carolina Appraisal Continuing Education Requirements:
All licenses expire on June 30th even years. To ensure that CE is recorded prior to the renewal deadline of June 30 and does not delay an appraiser’s renewal, it should be received by the Board no later than June 1. The Board cannot guarantee that a renewal will be processed prior to the expiration date of June 30 if forms are received after June 1.
All licensees must complete 28 hours of continuing education during the two year cycle
7 hours must include the USPAP Update course or its equivalent