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South Dakota

Regulating Body

South Dakota Department of Labor & Regulation (Real Estate Commission)

Phone: (605) 773-3600

Fax: (605) 773-4356

Email: dlr.realestate@state.sd.us

Address: 217 W Missouri Ave Pierre, SD 57501

Quick South Dakota Facts

  • Home inspection is regulated
  • Bi-annual renewal cycle
  • Distance education is allowed
  • CE distance education is allowed
  • License type(s): home inspector

Required

  • Field Training and Experience
  • CE Hours
    • 24 hours in specific subjects
  • Pre-Licensing
    • 40 hours

Statute/Code: SD Codified Laws Title 36. ch. 21C § 4 (4)

Rule/Regulation: 20:74:02:06

Exam: National Home Inspector Examination with additional South Dakota specific questions

Application and Licensing: South Dakota Department of Labor & Regulation (Real Estate Commission)

South Dakota Home Inspection Training South Dakota Licensure (Chapter 36-21C) enacted in 2000. The South Dakota law provides for the regulation of home inspectors. The South Dakota Real Estate Commission shall issue and renew certificates to licensed and registered home inspectors pursuant to the provisions of this law. No person may provide a home inspection for compensation unless registered or licensed in the State of South Dakota. Applicants for a license as a home inspector shall meet the following requirements;

  1. Good moral character;
  2. Completion of high school or equivalency;
  3. Employment as a registered home inspector for no less than one year and performance of not less than one hundred home inspections for compensation;
  4. Successful completion of the National Home Inspector Examination assess minimum competence.

Applicants for registration as a home inspector shall meet the following requirements;

  1. Good moral character;
  2. Completion of high school or equivalency;
  3. Successful completion of an approved course of study;
  4. Successful completion of registration exam.

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