137-500.01 - Continuing Education
137-500.01. Continuing Education
(A) All appraisers, including apprentice appraisers, prior to their first and all subsequent renewals of their authorization to engage in real estate appraisal activity, must complete the continuing education requirement of at least twenty-eight (28) class hours of approved instruction biennially.
(B) Continuing education is to be reported on a form approved by the Board and must have all supporting documentation attached. To ensure that it 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.
(C) Approved qualifying courses may be used to meet the continuing education requirement provided that the following conditions are met:
(1) Qualifying courses must be on the Board's approved list.
(2) The level of the course must be above the appraiser's current status [e.g. a licensed appraiser may receive continuing education credit for taking a Certified Residential or Certified General Level Course].
(3) Credit will not be given for the same category course taken within a two (2) year period.
(4) The current 7-hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraiser Practice Update Course must be taken by all appraisers prior to each renewal.
(D) Appraisers may request that they receive credit for continuing education for a course taken that has not been approved by the Board. Appraisers may use qualifying courses for continuing education credit provided that the content is substantially different from their previously completed qualifying courses. Credit will be granted only if the appraiser provides satisfactory proof of course completion and the Board finds that the course meets the criteria set for continuing education courses with regard to subject matter, course length, instructor qualification and student attendance. Requests for continuing education credit for non-approved courses must be made on a form approved by the Board and must be submitted along with a nonrefundable fee.
(E) Appraisers who received their authority to engage in real estate appraisal activity in South Carolina through either a reciprocal agreement with their state of residence or as a non-resident South Carolina appraiser may meet the continuing education requirements by providing evidence that they have met the continuing education requirements of their state of residence. Such real estate appraisal requirements must meet South Carolina's minimum hour requirements and be approved by the regulatory agency in their state.
(F) Submission of false or misleading information is grounds for immediate revocation of the appraiser's authority to practice and other disciplinary actions.
(G) Approved instructors may receive up to one-half of their continuing education credit for teaching continuing education courses, subject to Board approval. Credit will not be given for the same continuing education course more than once during a continuing education cycle.(Added by State Register Volume 19, Issue No. 6, eff June 23, 1995. Amended by State Register Volume 25, Issue No. 5, Part 2, eff May 25, 2001; State Register Volume 32, Issue No. 2, eff February 22, 2008; State Register Volume 38, Issue No. 6, eff June 27, 2014; State Register Volume 40, Issue No. 05, eff. May 27, 2016; State Register Volume 42, Issue No. 05, eff. May 25, 2018; State Register Volume 43, Issue No. 05, eff. May 24, 2019.)
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