All appraisers are required to complete 28 hours of Continuing Education (CE) prior to renewing on June 30th in even years. To obtain a calendar of appraisal continuing education courses by date, title, location, number of hours and provider refer to the Continuing Education Course Calendar (Doc #400).
Appraisal Management Companies do not have CE requirements.
Appraisers must verify their CE has been reported to CE Broker and contact their provider if the courses have not been reported. Licensee must self-submit any Qualifying Education that they are allowed to use as continuing education. Providers will not report these courses since they are not typically approved as continuing education courses.
A Real Estate Appraiser shall present a total of twenty-eight (28) hours of continuing education of which seven (7) hours of instruction must be the most current National USPAP Update. These courses or seminars must be approved by the South Carolina Real Estate Appraisers Board. A licensee has twenty-four (24) months to accrue this continuing education and the deadline is the expiration date reflected on the pocket card of the license.
When you log in to your account with CE Broker, if all your continuing education has been reported, it will indicate that you are complete. If you are not showing complete, contact the provider where you took the course to update your account. All Real Estate Appraiser-approved providers should be reporting all continuing education classes to CE Broker. Providers will not report Qualifying Education courses to CE Broker since they are not approved as Continuing Education courses. If you are eligible to use these courses for your continuing education, you must self-submit them to CE Broker.
If an appraiser takes a course that has not been approved by the SC Real Estate Appraisers Board, they can request individual approval with the Boardâ€™s Continuing Education Approval form.
Q. How many hours of appraisal continuing education do I need and when is it due?
A. An appraiser needs a total of twenty-eight (28) hours of continuing education of which seven (7) hours of instruction must be the most current National USPAP Update Course. A licensee has twenty-four (24) months to accrue this continuing education and the deadline is the expiration date reflected on the pocket card of the license.
If a licensee's pocket card reflects an expiration date of June 30, 2020 then twenty-eight (28) hours of continuing education must be obtained between the dates of July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2020. Appraisers are on a biennial renewal cycle. Make sure all continuing education is completed prior to making payment to renew the license.
Q. Where can I locate a calendar of qualifying and continuing education appraisal courses?
A. Document #400 under applications and forms is the Continuing Education Course Calendar and Document #410 is the Qualifying Education Course Calendar. We include all approved online courses and any classroom courses reported to the Board by approved providers.
Q. Can appraisal courses be taken online?
A. Qualifying appraisal courses and continuing education courses can be taken in classroom or online. Just check on the calendars, with the provider or with Board staff to assure the courses are approved before you take the course.
Q. May an appraiser take qualifying education (QE) courses for continuing education credit?
A. The only way an appraiser may receive continuing education credit is if these QE courses are selected from a higher classification level than that of the appraiser. If, for example, I am a certified residential appraiser then the courses taken for continuing education credit must be QE10 - QE14 level courses from the certified general classification or a qualifying education elective (QEE) course. If I am a certified general appraiser then I must take continuing education courses and not QE courses.
Q. Can a continuing education course be approved after a class is taken by an appraiser?
A.Yes, you can submit a CE Approval form to request individual credit for a course taken not already approved by the Board. Submit the appropriate form with the course information and a $50 fee.
Once all continuing education is completed and the licensee has verified all continuing education has been reported to CE Broker, they can renew their license with the Board using the LLR online renewal portal.