Tennessee Appraisal License Requirements

Whether you're just getting started or a seasoned pro, McKissock will help you meet the necessary appraisal educational requirements in Tennessee that you need to become licensed.

7 Mandatory Hours
21 Elective Hours
28 Total Hours

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This appraisal licensing information summarizes the minimum requirements established by the Tennessee Real Estate Appraiser Commission. We recommend you contact the Tennessee Real Estate Appraiser Commission for more detailed information or changes.

Tennessee Appraisal: All

Total Hours Required: 28
Mandatory Hours: 7
Elective Hours: 21
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
Education Cycle in Months: 24
Tennessee Appraisers are required to complete 28 continuing education hours every 24 months. Of the 28 hours, 7 must be the National USPAP Update or Equivalent.

Renewal application, certificates and fee must be received by the commission 30 prior to expiration date of license. SB2081 (Jan 2014) may be deleting this requirement. Also, Licensed and Certified appraisers should know that if their credential is not renewed before the first of the month prior to expiration, then they will fall off the Appraisal Subcommittee of Congress’ National Registry.


TN allows a maximum of 14 continuing education hours to be completed as distance education each cycle. Substantially equivalent courses (same title or similar content) may not be repeated within 5 years of each other, with the exception of NUSPAP, which must be taken every 2 years.

Governing Agency

Name: Tennessee Real Estate Appraiser Commission
Phone: 6157411831
Fax: 6152531692
Address: 710 James Robertson Parkway, 2nd Floor Nashville, TN 37243

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Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It's ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.