|Board Phone:||(803) 896-4630|
|Board Staff:||Ty'Yona Schofield|
|Board Staff:||William Tiller, Education|
|Advice Counsel:  ||Georgia Lewis   **|
|Directions:||110 Centerview Dr, Columbia SC|
**The Office of Advice Counsel is responsible for
providing legal advice to all Boards, Commissions
and Panels. These attorneys do not provide legal
advice to parties outside LLR.
The S.C. Real Estate Appraisers Board held its quarterly Board meeting on November 17, 2016. Items discussed and approved by the Board will be implemented in the coming year. The following are items of interest for licensees:
The application fee for the temporary practice permit will increase to $150 beginning January 1, 2017.
The process to obtain bids from interested providers to conduct a fee study has begun. This fee study is being conducted to determine customary and reasonable fees in the various markets of South Carolina. The Board hopes to have this study completed in 2017 with biennial updates to the fee study.
The process of obtaining bids from interested parties for background checks also has started. When the bids are received and approved, background checks on all initial applications will begin. More information concerning background checks will be shared when the final procedure has been determined.
CE Broker was awarded the bid for continuing education tracking by LLR and several boards/commissions already have this program in place for their licensees. The Board is hopeful this will be accomplished for the Appraisers Board in 2017 and be available for Appraiser continuing education requirements due for renewal in June 2018. More information will follow as this procedure progresses.
The Board will be reviewing the current statutes and regulations in the coming year with the anticipation of the Appraisal Management Company (AMC) bill being passed. There are some potential changes to the appraiser criteria from the Appraisal Qualifications Board (AQB). Please continue to offer your comments on the Appraisal Foundation's website (http://www.appraisalfoundationorg) during exposure drafts from the AQB concerning these changes. It is anticipated that approved AQB changes will go into effect January 1, 2018.
Please take time to review the Board's website regularly. Changes and more important information will be shared through the website. As always, if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact staff directly.