137-900.09 - Instructors

137-900.09. Instructors

(A) Approved courses held in this state must be taught by Board-approved instructors. Instructors teaching courses which are part of a degree program offered by an accredited college, university, technical college, community college or junior college may be deemed approved by the Board.

(B) Applicants for instructor approval must submit an application form along with supporting documentation as proof of knowledge of subject matter and the ability to teach effectively.

1. As proof of knowledge of the subject matter to be taught, one or more of the following will be considered:

(a) For License and Certified Residential Level Courses, an active state certified residential or certified general appraiser certificate issued by the Board or other authority acceptable to the Board, and at least three (3) years of appraisal experience; or

(b) For Certified General Level Courses, an active state certified general appraiser certificate issued by the Board or other authority acceptable to the Board, and at least three (3) years of nonresidential appraisal experience; or

(c) A college degree in an academic area directly related to the course; or

(d) Previous employment by a state or federal agency performing appraisal work for at least five (5) years immediately preceding application; or

(e) Past experience and/or education acceptable to the Board in a subject area directly related to the course.

2. For continuing education courses acceptable proof of knowledge would also include:

(a) Three (3) years of experience within the past five (5) years directly related to subject matter to be taught; or

(b) Three (3) years of experience within the past five (5) years teaching the subject matter to be taught.

3. As proof of the ability to teach effectively, one or more of the following will be considered:

(a) A current teaching certificate issued by any state department of education (or an equivalent agency);

(b) A four-year undergraduate degree in education; or

(c) Previous experience teaching in schools, seminars or in an equivalent setting for three (3) years within the past five (5) years; or

(d) Serving as a trainee or assistant instructor under the direct supervision of a Board approved instructor for at least sixty (60) hours; or

(e) Past experience acceptable to the Board in the area of education.

(C) Instructors of the 15-hour National USPAP Course and the 7-hour USPAP Update Course must be AQB Certified USPAP Instructors who are also certified appraisers.

(D) Instructors may be approved by the Board to teach one or more specific subjects or courses as outlined in the South Carolina Real Estate Appraisers and Appraisal Management Companies Act.

(E) An instructor may teach approved courses at locations throughout the State of South Carolina but must notify the Board in advance and record his name on the provider's roster.

(F) A fee must accompany the application for each instructor approval.

(G) Other information not submitted with the application, but which is deemed important to the consideration thereof, may be required by the Board.

(H) If the application is disapproved, reason(s) for disapproval will be detailed and the instructor will be given an opportunity to cure any deficiencies found within thirty (30) days. If deficiencies are cured, the application will be approved.

(I) Each instructor must prominently display in the classroom where an approved course is being offered, a copy of Certificate of Approval.

(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 42, Issue No. 05, eff. May 25, 2018.)

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