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  1. Licensing Requirements
  2. Emergency Appraisers

Title 38, Chapter 49 of the South Carolina Code of Laws defines the regulations and requirements for motor vehicle physical damage appraisers. Please visit our Adjusters or Public Adjusters page if you looking for the licensing requirements for those license types.

Appraiser licenses are renewed in October of odd-numbered years. The fee is $80.

Appraiser renewal memo
Appraiser renewal application

Resident Appraisers

The following are requirements to become a resident appraiser:

  • Complete the application on NIPR.
  • The license fee is $80. The fee is not pro-rated and is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Provide the original South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) report.  You may submit this using NIPR's Attachment Warehouse or by emailing the Licensing Division.
  • Applicants must pass the state examination prior to applying for a license through NIPR.  Exam certificates expire 12 months after issuance. Contact PSI directly at 833-518-7457 to register for the state licensing exam and/or view exam content outlines.

Non-Resident Appraisers

The following are requirements to become a non-resident appraiser:

  • Complete the application on NIPR
  • The license fee is $80 and is not pro-rated, non-refundable, or non-transferable. 
  • If the applicant's home state does not require an appraiser examination, then a certificate can be used from another state where the applicant is licensed and has taken and passed an appraiser examination.
  • If the above cannot be provided, then the applicant will be required to pass South Carolina's appraiser examination. Registration for South Carolina's appraiser examination is done through PSI Services LLC. Contact PSI directly at 833-518-7457. View exam content outlines.

Change of Address Requirements

South Carolina law requires all licensees to notify the Department of any change in address within 30 days (business, email, mailing, and residential street addresses). 
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