How to Get an Appraiser License in Idaho

License levels recognized in Idaho

Click HERE to view state requirements.

  1. Trainee Appraiser
  2. State Licensed Residential Appraiser
  3. State Certified Residential Appraiser
  4. State Certified General Appraiser
Idaho Appraiser License

Steps to becoming an appraiser in the state of Idaho

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
  4. Supervisor/Trainee Course - 4 hours

STEP 3: Submit the Application and fee to ID REAB which includes:

  1. Forms (Trainee Application)
  2. Fees (included on application) You can also view the fee chart HERE.
  3. Education - completion certificates and/or official college transcripts
  4. Experience (Experience Log) (Registered Appraiser Trainee Supervisor Change Form)

STEP 4: Fingerprint and background check is required. 

  • Idaho requires all license candidates to submit fingerprints for a background check. Electronic fingerprinting services are available through Pearson VUE at select test centers. Candidates can make a fingerprint appointment once the examination appointment is confirmed.
  • Make your fingerprint appointment online at https://pearsonwest.ibtfingerprint.com, or contact MorphoTrust, USA™ at (866) 761-8069 Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  (Mountain Time). Use your full legal name. Be sure to select the correct license type when making your fingerprint reservations to avoid delays in receiving your results. (Fingerprint Link)

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McKissock courses and online delivery method are approved by the Idaho Real Estate Appraiser Board 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.

Idaho Appraiser License

Next steps after getting or upgrading your Idaho appraiser license

As an Appraisal licensee, you must renew your license every year. Idaho appraisal licenses expire annually on the anniversary of the date the license was issued.  Education is required every 24 months.

Education Requirements

  • Effective 3-21-12 Idaho Appraisers are required to take 30 hours of continuing education every 24 months.
  • The 7-hr USPAP course is required once every 2 years. 
  • Licenses expire annually on the anniversary of the date licensed.
  • Renewal fees application are required every year, education every other year.

License Renewal

Applications to renew your license must be made before your expiration date each year in order for your license to remain valid.

License renewal applications are mailed approximately six (6) weeks before the license expiration date. This renewal notice is sent to your mailing address on record. If you do not receive a renewal notice, you may contact the Division to confirm your address and have a duplicate notice sent to you.

When submitting your renewal application to the Division office, you must include responses to all questions, your signature, and payment of the appropriate fee(s) before the expiration of your license.

Please note: If you fail to renew your license before its expiration date a reinstatement fee will be required by Idaho Code 67-2614 and cannot be waived. In addition, you may be required to submit continuing education or other required documentation prior to the reinstatement of your license.

If you are on active duty in the United States Armed Forces, your license will remain active without renewing it for six (6) months following your discharge from active duty.  Please contact the Division (208) 334-3233 or [email protected] to provide the materials to document your active military status before your renewal date.

The most efficient way to submit your renewal application and payment of fees is through the ONLINE renewal system. There are no additional fees for this service.

Renewal Fees

License Residential Appraiser

  • License Renewal - Current Year - $75.00
  • Reinstatement Penalty - Current Year - $35.00

Certified Residential Appraiser

  • License Renewal - Current Year - $75.00
  • Reinstatement Penalty - Current Year - $35.00

Certified General Appraiser

  • License Renewal - Current Year - $75.00
  • Reinstatement Penalty - Current Year - $35.00

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Steps to upgrade your appraiser license in the state of Idaho

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. Idaho requires all license candidates to submit fingerprints for a background check. Electronic fingerprinting services are available through Pearson VUE at select test centers. Candidates can make a fingerprint appointment once the examination appointment is confirmed. Make your fingerprint appointment online at https://pearsonwest.ibtfingerprint.com, or contact MorphoTrust, USA™ at (866) 761-8069 Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  (Mountain Time). Use your full legal name. Be sure to select the correct license type when making your fingerprint reservations to avoid delays in receiving your results. (Fingerprint Link)

STEP 5: Examination Process Must pass the national examination approved by AQB and ID REAB. Idaho national exam provider is PearsonVUE.

 

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Qualifying education requirements by license level

Trainee Appraiser (75 hours) - AQB recommended course order

 

  • Basic Appraisal Principles – 30 hours
  • Basic Appraisal Procedures – 30 hours
  • National USPAP Course or Equivalent – 15 hours
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.