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All individual South Carolina real estate appraisal courses are self-paced, state-approved and conveniently available anytime, anywhere.

South Carolina 75-Hour Real Estate Property Appraiser Trainee Package

SKU : 558SC069001

Credit Hours | 75

Category | New License

$899.00

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Complete with 75 hours of the new Associate Real Estate Appraiser Qualification Criteria for Texas, this package includes three courses: Basic Appraisal Principles, Basic Appraisal Procedures, and the 2018-2019 15-Hour Equivalent USPAP Course. Also included in this package is the USPAP Manual eBook.

Basic Appraisal Principles

SKU : 558SC063001

Credit Hours | 30

Category | New License

$349.00

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Ready to gain a solid foundation in appraisal principles? This appraisal course provides the knowledge needed for an appraisal career, including: legal considerations, what influences the value of real estate, real property concepts and characteristics, principles of economics, types of value, real estate markets and analysis, ethical considerations and highest and best use. This 30-hour online course fulfills the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria for the Appraiser Apprentice level.

Basic Appraisal Procedures

SKU : 558SC014001

Credit Hours | 30

Category | New License

$349.00

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Need a thorough insight into the process of valuation? Then this course is for you! During this 30-hour appraisal course curriculum, you'll learn the three approaches used by appraisers to reach the opinion of value - income capitalization, sales comparison and cost - and how to derive multipliers and rates. You'll also be guided through the sales comparison approach, which is comprised of checking the validity of information, organizing a comparative analysis, making adjustments, selecting comparison units, and how to conduct market research and reconciliation. You'll get hands-on experience by completing crucial sections of an appraisal report as well as gain insight into property description, design basics and construction. This course fulfills 30-hours of Real Property Appraisal Qualification Criteria for the Appraiser Apprentice level.

2018-2019 15-Hour Equivalent USPAP Course

SKU : 558SC18065001

Credit Hours | 15

Category | New License

$289.00

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This mandatory course will introduce aspiring appraisers to the requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance set forth in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

With the use of practice tests and interactive appraisal scenarios, you will get a full understanding of the history of appraisal standards, the structure of USPAP, essential steps in the appraisal process, USPAP definitions, and how to follow USPAP standards in your new career as a real estate appraiser. 

The mandatory Appraisal Foundation USPAP manual ($75 value) is included at no additional cost.

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:

  • Appraiser Apprentice 
  • Licensed Appraiser
  • Certified Residential Appraiser
  • Certified General Appraiser
  • Licensed Mass
  • 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)

Experience Requirements:

  • 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