Q: How many points do I need to become Licensed?
A: Two Hundred and fifty (250) points over a period of twenty-four (24) months of logged experience needs to be submitted in order to be eligible for Licensed status.
Q: How many points do I need to become Certified Residential?
A: Three hundred twelve and ½ (312.5) points over a period of twenty-four (24) months of logged experience needs to be submitted in order to be eligible for Certified Residential status.
Q: How many points do I need to become Certified General?
A: Three hundred seventy-five (375) points with one hundred eighty-seven and ½ (187.5) points being in nonresidential properties over a period of thirty (30) months of logged experience needs to be submitted to be eligible for Certified General status.
Q: Do my points accumulate?
A: Yes. For example, you completed two hundred fifty (250) points to become Licensed and now you want to upgrade to Certified Residential. You will need to submit an additional sixty two and ½ (62.5) points.
Q: I am a mass appraiser and want to use my mass points to upgrade to a "fee" license. How many mass points can I use?
A: You may use forty (40) % of your mass points towards the experience requirements. For example, you are an apprentice and want to apply for the Certified Residential level using some of your mass points. You may use one hundred twenty-five (125) mass points towards the required three hundred twelve and ½ (312.5) points.
Q: How do I log my experience?
A: The South Carolina Appraisers Board has logs available on this website. You can click on the link for applications/forms and then application/forms/fax on demand. Document #135 is where you will find the logs. The logs are available in excel format.
Q: How do I apply for an FHA license?
A: The South Carolina Appraisers Board does not regulate FHA licensing. HUD regulates FHA licensing. Their website is www.hud.gov.
Q: How often is the national registry on the Appraisal Subcommittee's website updated?
A: The registry is updated once a month. During renewals the registry is updated once a week. The registry only lists licensed and certified appraisers.
Q: Who can supervise apprentices?
A: Certified Residential, Certified General, and Certified Mass appraisers can supervise apprentices. A supervisor can only have three apprentices under their supervision at one time.
Q: What states does South Carolina have reciprocity with?
A: As long as a non-resident Licensed or Certified appraiser can show that their license is active and in good standing in their resident state and that they have met similar requirements that South Carolina approves then a reciprocal license will be approved.