California Appraisal License Requirements

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

18 Mandatory Hours
38 Elective Hours
56 Total Hours

Learn Appraisal Educational Requirements for California

This appraisal licensing information summarizes the minimum requirements established by the California Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers. We recommend you contact the California Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers for more detailed information or changes.

California Appraisal: All

Total Hours Required: 56
Mandatory Hours: 18
Elective Hours: 38
Renewal Cycle in Years: 4
Education Cycle in Months: 48
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


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

Governing Agency

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