How to Get an Appraiser License in Arkansas

License levels recognized in Arkansas

Click HERE to view state requirements.

  1. State Registered/Registered Apprentice Appraiser
  2. State Licensed Residential Appraiser
  3. Certified Residential Appraiser
  4. Certified General Appraiser
Arkansas Appraiser License

Steps to becoming an appraiser in the state of Arkansas

STEP 1: Find a supervisor/mentor to work with to log your experience hours. (Suggestions for finding a supervisor/mentor)

STEP 2: Successfully complete 75 hours of qualifying education courses  approved by the Board.  In addition, successfully complete the AQB approved Supervisory/Trainee Course. Successful completion requires passing the course final examinations for each course with a proctor. Proctoring requirement only applies to qualifying education and does not include the Supervisory course. (Course Online Proctoring Policy and Requirements)

  1. Basic Appraisal Principles - 30 hours
  2. Basic Appraisal Procedures - 30-hours
  3. National USPAP Course or Equivalent - 15 hours (Classroom ONLY)
  4. Supervisor/Trainee Course - 4 hours

STEP 3: Submit the Application and fee to AR ALCB which includes:

  1. Forms (Application)
  2. Fees (included on application)
  3. Education - completion certificates and/or official college transcripts
  4. Experience (Experience Log) No experience can be logged until you become a Registered Apprentice. (Supervisor Registration Form)

STEP 4: Fingerprint and background check is required. 

  • Arkansas requires all license candidates to submit fingerprints for a background check. 
  • The application shall include the applicant’s consent to a state criminal background check and a national fingerprint-based criminal background check performed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in compliance with federal law and regulations. (application page 3)

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McKissock is the exclusive provider of The Appraisal Foundation's national online USPAP course for the past 10 years.

Arkansas Appraiser License

Next steps after getting or upgrading your Arkansas appraiser license

As an Appraisal licensee, you must renew your license every year. Arkansas appraisal licenses expire annually on the anniversary of the date the license was issued.  Education is required every 24 months and due on 6/30 even numbered years.

Education Requirements

  • Arkansas Appraisers are required to take 28 continuing education hours every 24 months including a mandatory 7-hour USPAP Update course..
  • The Arkansas Appraisal Board requires the National USPAP Update course to be completed every 2 years in a traditional classroom setting.  
  • Due to COVID-19 Licensed and Certified appraisers renewing his or her appraiser credential have a ninety (90) day extension to complete any required continuing education (note, licensees must pay their renewal fees by the end of June).
  • Licenses expire annually on the anniversary of the date licensed.
  • Renewal fees application are required every year, education every other year by 6/30 even numbered years.

License Renewal

Paper Renewal

  • Fill out RENEWAL form.
  • Attach $125 fee
  • Sign, add email and date
  • Mail form to:

ALCB
900 W. Capitol, Suite 400
Little Rock, AR 72201

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Steps to upgrade your appraiser license in the state of Arkansas

STEP 1: Hold a valid appriasal license and successfully complete the additional required qualifying education courses (see course requirements below by license level). Successful completion of qualifying education courses requires passing the course final examination for each course with a proctor. (Course Online Proctoring Policy and Requirements)

 

STEP 2: Complete and document all required experience hours for your upgrade level.

  • Licensed Residential Appraiser - Provide 1,000 hours of acceptable and verifiable appraisal experience acquired over a minimum of 6 months
  • Certified Residential Appraiser - Provide 1,500 hours of acceptable and verifiable appraisal experience acquired over a minimum of 12 months
  • Certified General Appraiser - Provide 3,000 hours of acceptable and verifiable appraisal experience acquired over a minimum of 18 months of which a minimum of 1,500 hours must be non-residential real property appraisal experience

 

STEP 3: Complete courses and maintain copies of transcripts for all college level requirements.

  • Certified Residential Appraiser - (See table at top of page or view requirements HERE)
  • Certified General Appraiser - You must have a Bachelor’s degree or higher.

*Continuing education requirements and process for license upgrade displayed in above renewal section.

STEP 4: Submit the Application package which includes:

  1. Forms (Application
  2. Fees (on application
  3. You can also view the fee chart HERE.
  4. Education – completion certificates and/or official college transcripts
  5. Experience (Experience Log)
  6. Arkansas requires all license candidates to submit fingerprints for a background check. The application shall include the applicant’s consent to a state criminal background check and a national fingerprint-based criminal background check performed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in compliance with federal law and regulations. (application page 3)

STEP 5: Examination Process Must pass the national examination approved by AQB and AR ALCB. Arkansas national exam provider is PearsonVUE.

 

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Qualifying education requirements by license level

State Registered/Registered Apprentice Appraiser (75 hours) - AQB recommended course order

 

  • Basic Appraisal Principles – 30 hours
  • Basic Appraisal Procedures – 30 hours
  • National USPAP Course or Equivalent – 15 hours (Classroom ONLY)
  • Supervisor/Trainee Course – 4 hours

 

 

State Certified Residential Appraiser (200 hours) - AQB recommended course order
  • Basic Appraisal Principles – 30 hours
  • Basic Appraisal Procedures – 30 hours
  • National USPAP Course or Equivalent – 15 hours (Classroom ONLY)
  • Supervisor/Trainee Course – 4 hours
  • Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use – 15 hours
  • Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach – 15 hours
  • Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches – 30 hours
  • Residential Report Writing and Case Studies – 15 hours
  • Statistics, Modeling or Finance – 15 hours
  • Advanced Residential Applications and Case Studies 15 hours
  • Appraisal Subject Matter Electives 20 hours
State Licensed Residential Appraiser (150 hours) - AQB recommended course order
  • Basic Appraisal Principles – 30 hours
  • Basic Appraisal Procedures – 30 hours
  • National USPAP Course or Equivalent – 15 hours (Classroom ONLY)
  • Supervisor/Trainee Course – 4 hours
  • Residential Market Analysis and Highest And Best Use – 15 hours
  • Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach – 15 hours
  • Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches – 30 hours
  • Residential Report Writing and Case Studies – 15 hours
State Certified General Appraiser (300 hours) - AQB recommended course order
  • Basic Appraisal Principles – 30 hours
  • Basic Appraisal Procedures – 30 hours
  • National USPAP Course or Equivalent – 15 hours (Classroom ONLY)
  • Supervisor/Trainee Course – 4 hours
  • General Appraiser Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use – 30 hours
  • Statistics, Modeling and Finance – 15 hours
  • General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach – 30 hours
  • General Appraiser Sales Comparison Approach – 30 hours
  • General Appraiser Income Approach – 60 hours
  • General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies – 30 hours
  • Appraisal Subject Matter Electives – 30 hours

*These pages were updated on November, 2020.  Please review the state board/commission page to determine if any changes have been made to the process since then.