California Appraisal Continuing Education Requirements

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21 Mandatory Hours
35 Elective Hours
56 Total Hours
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Here's what you need to renew your California Appraisal license

The information below is a summary of the minimum requirements set forth by the California Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers. For a more detailed requirements breakdown, please see the board's site.
If you hold Appraisal licenses in multiple states, please make sure to check each state's requirements.

California Appraisal: All

Total Hours Required: 56
Mandatory Hours: 21
Elective Hours: 35
Renewal Cycle in Years: 4
Education Cycle in Months: 48

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California Appraisers are required to take 56 continuing education hours every 4 years including 14 hours of the National USPAP Update course (the 7-hour USPAP Update course is required every 2 years) and 4 hours of California Law every 4 years.

Renewals due on January 1, 2023 or after must comply with the new continuing education (CE) requirements of 1 hour of Cultural Competency and 2 hours of Elimination of Bias.

Education requirements will consists of:
• The 7-hour National USPAP Update Course or its equivalent as determined by the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB)
• The 4-hour course entitled Federal and State Laws and Regulation
• 1 Hour of Cultural Competency
• 2 Hours of Elimination of Bias
• A minimum of 35 hours additional approved continuing education

Online Limitations

CA has no limits on the number of hours permitted online.


No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: California Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers
Phone: 9165529000
Fax: 9165529007
Address: 3075 Prospect Park Drive. Ste. 190 Rancho Cordova, 95670

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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.