South Carolina Appraisal License

The first phase in the appraisal licensing process requires one to be an apprentice for 24 months and the second phase will include requirements of becoming a licensed appraiser.  A total of 150 hours of classroom time is required.


At the Real Estate School for Success, our courses will satisfy all requirements for the apprentice level license and the regular license level. Should you desire to later upgrade to Certified Residential, an additional 200 hours of classroom training will be required as well as an Associate’s Degree or at least 21 hours of specific college course work.  The college coursework must be in: English Composition, Principles of Economics, Finance, Algebra/Geometry/or higher mathematics, Statistics, Introduction to Computers, Word Processing/Spreadsheets and Business or Real Estate Law.

Should you desire a upgrade to Certified General Appraiser, an additional 300 hours of classroom training will be required as well as a Bachelor's Degree or at least 30 hours of the following college coursework: English Composition, Principles of Economics (Micro or Macro), Finance, Algebra/Geometry/or Higher Mathematics, Statistics, Introduction to Computers, Word Processing/Spreadsheets and Business or Real Estate Law, Two Electives in Accounting, Geography, Agricultural Economics, Business Management or Real Estate.

PHASE 1 - Apprenticeship Package

Complete the first three courses (QE-1, QE-2, QE-3) and you will be able to start your apprenticeship! HP-12C calculator recommended.

QE-1: Basic Appraisal Principles.
30 hour course
textbook required: Basic Appraisal Principles.
Tuition: $330 + $45 textbook.

QE-2: Basic Appraisal Procedures.
30 hour course
textbook required: Basic Appraisal Procedures.
Tuition: $330 + $45 textbook.

QE-3: Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.
15 hour course
standard textbook and student manual required.
Tuition: $200 + $50 textbooks.

PHASE 2 - License Level Courses

Complete the next four courses (QE-4, QE-5, QE-6, QE-7) and you will be ready for the state exam and your appraisal license!

QE-4: Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use.
15 hour course
textbook required: Market
Analysis and Highest and Best Use.
Tuition: $245 + $37.50 textbook.

QE-5: Residential Site Valuation and Cost Approach.
15 hour course
textbook required: Residential Site Valuation and Cost Approach.
Tuition: $245 + $37.50 textbook.

QE-6: Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches.
30 hour course
textbook required: Residential Sales Comparison & Income Approaches.
Tuition: $330 + $45 textbook.

QE-7: Residential Report Writing.
15 hour course
textbook required: Residential Report Writing.
Tuition: $245 + $37.50 textbook.

QE-8: Statistics Modeling and Finance
15 hour course
textbook required: Statistics Modeling and Finance
Tuition: $245 + $37.50 textbook.

QE-9: Advance Residential Applications and Case Studies
15 hour course
textbook required: Advance Residential Applications and Case Studies
Tuition: $245 + $37.50 textbook.


COVID 19 Updates

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March 19th Update: Due to the governor's recommendations concerning COVID-19, we will be offering all our courses through LIVE distance learning. The health and safety of our students and instructors is our primary focus, so we've worked hard over these last few days to ensure we can support you as you pursue your real estate success goals AND help you stay healthy at the same time! If you've ever thought about getting your real estate license, now is your chance to do it from the comfort of your own home! We at Real Estate School For Success encourage you to stay healthy, we wish you and your family the best during this challenging time, and as always, remember that Success starts here!

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