How to Get an Appraiser License in Connecticut

License levels recognized in Connecticut

Click HERE to view state requirements.

  1. State Provisional Appraiser
  2. State Certified Residential Appraiser
  3. State Certified General Appraiser
Connecticut Appraiser License

Steps to becoming an appraiser in the state of Connecticut

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 AND the Illinois-specific Supervisor-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 or law 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
  4. Connecticut Appraisal Law with Supervisory/Provisional Appraiser Education – 4 hours

STEP 3: Submit the Application package which includes:

  1. Forms (New Appraiser Applicant)
  2. Fees (Application Fees)
  3. Education - completion certificates and/or official college transcripts
  4. Experience (Provisional Appraiser Sponser Form)
  5. Background check and fingerprinting required. For additional information contact the Connecticut Real Estate Appraisers Commission at 860.713.6000. (Fingerprint Locations)

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McKissock courses and online delivery method are approved by the Connecticut Real Estate Appraisal Commission and International Distance Education Certification Center (IDECC).

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

Connecticut Appraiser License

Next steps after getting or upgrading your Connecticut appraiser license

The appraiser license renewal cycle is annually.  All licenses must be renewed by 4/30 each year.  Education is due by 4/30 even numbered years.

Renewal Process

Education Requirement

  • Connecticut Appraisers are required to obtain 28 continuing education hours every two years; including 11 hours in mandatory topics.
  • Mandatory hours include 7 hours of the National USPAP Update course or Equivalent and 4 hours of the Connecticut Real Estate Appraisal Law Update.
  • Note effective November 1, 2019 CT Appraisal Law Course increased from 3 to 4 hours.  Any licensee who has taken a 3hr. course prior to Nov. 1 will receive credit for the requirement.
  • License expiration date is 4/30 of each year.
  • Education is due by 4/30 of even numbered years.
  • Beginning with renewal year 2012, 7 hours of report writing is no longer required as a condition of renewal.
  • Connecticut has no limitations on the number of CE hours permitted online.

Renewal Notices

  • All renewal notices are sent approximately 30 – 45 days prior to the expiration date of each license, permit or registration. The renewal notice may be sent via email or regular mail.
  • Changes to your email/mailing address should be emailed to [email protected]

To Renew Online

If you have the User Id and Password or the Fast Track Renewal PIN from your renewal notice, proceed to the online renewal website by clicking the link below:

CLICK HERE

Illustrated online renewal instructions are available by clicking the links below:

If you did not receive a notice with your User Id and/or the Fast Track Renewal PIN, send an email to [email protected] and include the following:

  1. Name
  2. License, permit or registration type
  3. License, permit or registration number
  4. Email address
  5. Indicate which login you are requesting:
    - User Id and Password for full access to your account and renewal
    - Fast Track Renewal PIN for access to renew only

The Commission cannot take credit cards or provide the User Id and Password over the telephone.

To Renew by Mail

If you did not receive your renewal notice and wish to renew via mail, send an email to [email protected] and include the following:
  1. Name
  2. License, permit or registration type
  3. License, permit or registration number
  4. Email address

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Steps to upgrade your appraiser license in the state of Connecticut

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.

  • Certified Residential Appraiser - Provide 2,500 hours of acceptable and verifiable appraisal experience acquired over a minimum of 24 months
  • Certified General Appraiser - Provide 3,000 hours of acceptable and verifiable appraisal experience acquired over a minimum of 30 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.

STEP 4: Submit the Application package which includes:

  • Forms (Online Application/Register)
  • Fees (Application Fees)
  • Education – completion certificates and/or official college transcripts
  • Experience (Experience Log-see online appication
  • Background check and fingerprinting required. For additional information contact the Connecticut Real Estate Appraisers Commission at 860.713.6000. (Fingerprint Locations)

STEP 5: Examination Process Must pass the national examination approved by AQB and the CT REAC. Connecticut national exam provider is PSI.

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

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Qualifying education requirements by license level

State Provisional Appraiser (75 hours) - AQB recommended course order
  • Basic Appraisal Principles – 30 hours
  • Basic Appraisal Procedures – 30 hours
  • National USPAP Course or Equivalent – 15 hours
  • Connecticut Appraisal Law with Supervisory/Provisional Appraiser Education – 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
  • Connecticut Appraisal Law with Supervisory/Provisional Appraiser Education – 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 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
  • Connecticut Appraisal Law with Supervisory/Provisional Appraiser Education – 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 10, 2020.  Please review the state board/commission page to determine if any changes have been made to the process since then.