South Dakota Appraisers are required to complete 28 continuing education hours every 24 months. Seven of the 28 hours must be completion of the 7-Hour National USPAP Update or Equivalent course. A minimum of seven of the 28 hours of instruction must be completed prior to June 30 of each even-numbered year in the most current edition 7-hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course or Equivalent whose instructor is certified by the Appraiser Qualifications Board.
An appraiser is only required to complete fourteen hours of instruction in approved courses or seminars if the appraiser's certificate is issued on or after October 1 of the previous even-numbered year and prior to 185 days before September 30 of the current odd-numbered year. However, this subdivision applies to first-time applicants only and not to applicants who have been issued an upgrade of a license or certificate.