How to Get an Appraiser License in Kansas

License levels recognized in Kansas

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  1. State Licensed Appraiser
  2. Certified Residential Appraiser
  3. Certified General Appraiser
Kansas Appraiser License

Steps to becoming an appraiser in the state of Kansas

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

STEP 2: Successfully complete 150 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
  5. Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use - 15 hours
  6. Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach - 15 hours
  7. Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches - 30 hours
  8. Residential Report Writing and Case Studies - 15 hours

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

  1. Forms (KS Licensing Application)
  2. Fees (included on application)
  3. Education - completion certificates and/or official college transcripts
  4. Experience (Experience Log Instructions) (KS Experience Log)

STEP 4: Fingerprint and background check is required. 

  • A National and state criminal background check is required.
  • Fingerprints should be provided to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation after a state criminal background check is conducted.
  • Contact KS REAB for information @ 785.296.6736.

STEP 5: Complete Experience Hours: Licensed Residential Appraiser - Provide 1,000 hours of acceptable and verifiable appraisal experience acquired over a minimum of 6 months.

STEP 6: Examination Process Must pass the national examination approved by AQB and KS REAB. Kansas national exam provider is PearsonVUE.

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

Kansas Appraiser License

Next steps after getting or upgrading your Kansas appraiser license

As an Appraisal licensee, you must renew your license every year. Kansas appraisal licenses expire annually on 6/30.  Education is required every 24 months and due on 6/30 odd numbered years.

Education Requirements

Continuing Education

  • Kansas Appraisers are required to take 28 hours of continuing education every 2 years including the 7-hour National USPAP course.
  • Although each appraiser renews annually, continuing education runs on a two-year cycle. Renewals during even years do not require that you log continuing education. You will simply complete the renewal application and submit it with the renewal fee.
  • Renewals during odd years require that most appraisers log 28 hours of continuing education.
  • During every two-year education cycle, each appraiser is required to complete the 7-hour USPAP Update course as a part of the hours required. The 15-hour tested USPAP course cannot be substituted for the Update course.
  • The continuing education requirement for renewal of any license that has been in force for less than one year but more than 184 days shall be a total of 14 hours, completed on or after the original date of issuance of the license or certificate.  
  • The continuing education requirement for renewal of any license that has been in force for 184 days or less shall be a total of two hours, completed on or after the original date of issuance of the license or certificate.
  • Kansas Appraisers may take all 28 hours of continuing education online.
  • Licenses expire annually on 6/30.
  • Renewal fees application are required every year, education every other year by 6/30 odd numbered years.

Instructions for Filing Your Non-education Renewal

IMPORTANT REMINDER

Knowingly filing a renewal on which you have given false or misleading information, i.e. failing to report disciplinary or legal issues is actionable by the Board and disciplinary action will be taken.

 

  • To be considered “on-time,” your renewal application and fee must be postmarked no later than May 31, even years.
  • Renewals postmarked, faxed, e-mailed, or walked-in after May 31 will incur an additional $50 late fee.
  • Renewals should not be completed by anyone other than the appraiser.
  • There are five ways you may submit your renewal application and fee:
    Mail (payment by check, money-order, or charge)
    On-Line (payment by charge or ACH) at http://www.kansas.gov/kreab
    Fax (payment by charge only)
    E-Mail (payment by charge only)
    Walk-in (payment by check, money-order, or charge)
  • If you are paying by check or money-order, make them payable to the Kansas Real Estate Appraisal Board or KREAB.
  • If you are e-mailing or faxing your renewal, or using the on-line renewal function DO NOT send the original in via mail. This can result in both charges processing.
  • If you are scanning and e-mailing or faxing your renewal, make sure that the copy is clear and legible. Illegible applications will be returned to the appraiser for correction.
  • Review your renewal application and charge authorization prior to submitting. Incomplete applications will be returned to the appraiser for correction.

KANSAS REAL ESTATE APPRAISAL BOARD
JAYHAWK TOWER
700 SW JACKSON, STE. 804
TOPEKA, KS 66603

 

  1. Keep in mind that answering “yes” to any of the 4 disciplinary/legal action questions will
    kick you out of the on-line renewal system. You will need to renew via mail as documentation is required. Do not use fax or e-mail when submitting renewals with attached documentation.
  2. When you use the on-line renewal function, you are stating that “you,” the appraiser, are
    completing the entry.
Click HERE to access your non-education paper renewal form.
Click HERE to access your education paper renewal form.
Click HERE to renew online.

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Steps to upgrade your appraiser license in the state of Kansas

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 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 (KS Licensing Application
  2. Fees (on application
  3. Education – completion certificates and/or official college transcripts
  4. Experience (Experience Log Instructions) (Experience Log)
  5. Fingerprint and background check is required. 

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

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Qualifying education requirements by license level

Provisional/State Licensed 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
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
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.