How to Get an Appraiser License in Kentucky

License levels recognized in Kentucky

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  1. Associate Appraiser
  2. Licensed Residential Appraiser
  3. Certified Residential Appraiser
  4. Certified General Appraiser
Kentucky Appraiser License

Steps to becoming an appraiser in the state of Kentucky

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

 

STEP 2: Successfully complete 90 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. Residential Market Analysis & Highest and Best Use - 15 hours
  4. National USPAP Course or Equivalent - 15 hours
  5. Supervisor/Trainee Course - 4 hours

STEP 3: Submit the Application and fee to AZ DFI which includes:

  1. Forms (Application for Appraiser Credential and Reciprocal)
  2. Fees (included on application)
  3. Education - completion certificates and/or official college transcripts
  4. Experience (Experience Log) (Supervisor Application)

STEP 4: Fingerprint and background check is required. (Fingerprint Instruction Sheet)

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McKissock courses and online delivery method are approved by the Kentucky Real Estate Board of Appraisers 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.

Kentucky Appraiser License

Next steps after getting or upgrading your Kentucky appraiser license

As an Appraisal licensee, you must renew your license every year. Kentucky appraisal licenses expire annually on 6/30. Education is due annually by 5/15.

Education Requirements

  • All Kentucky Licensed/Certified Appraisers are required to complete and submit proof of 14 hours of Board approved CE by June 30, 2020.
  • Of the 14 hours of Board approved CE, 7 of the 14 hours must be the 2020-2021 edition of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update.
  • Although the date for completing continuing education will change, the renewal period will continue to begin July 1 and end June 30.
  • The 7-hour USPAP Update Course or Equivalent is required January 1 - May 15 of the even numbered year.
  • Education course completion certificates must be submitted to the board by May 31.
  • All Board approved education courses, both classroom and distance education, are listed on the KREAB website. If you complete a course that is NOT on the approved list, the following must be submitted to the Board for review to determine if credit can be awarded.

You must submit the following:

  1. Timed outline
  2. Course description and
  3. Proof of CE approval form from the appraiser regulatory agency in the state where the course was approved.

Online Renewal Instructions:

  • Supervisor/Associate page on renewal application - when adding an associate or supervisor to this page you must click ADD after each name - even if you are only adding one name.  If you do not click ADD the name will not be saved.
  • Review page - please review all information as it will be the information displayed on your license certificate. Verify that you have entered any associates and/or supervisor.
  • Last page/step - the last step of the online renewal process is to download and print your receipt and license certificate. The Board will not be mailing license certificates.  Make sure you download the receipt BEFORE logging off.
  • To log in you will need to know your license/certification number and the last four digits of your social securiy number.
  • Certified General, Certified Residential, and Licensed Residential fee will be $252.00.  Associate renewal fee will be $212.00. A service fee will be charged to renew online ($2.00 for ACH check or $8.00 for a credit card.)
  • The information on the renewal screen is prepopulated with the exact information that will be printed on the license certificate.  If you make any changes, please make sure all information is spelled and capitalized correctly!

Error Messages you may receive when logging into the system

  • We are sorry but you have not met the minimum CE requirements, and you are not eligible to renew at this time. If you receive this message, the Board has NOT received your CE certificates. You must email, fax or mail the certificates to the Board. You CANNOT renew online until the Board has received the certificates and added into the database. Again, you cannot upload the certificates on the renewal application they must be emailed, faxed or mailed.
  • We are sorry. Your license number or Last 4 of SSN cannot be verified. Please try again. Do not use 000 in front of the license number then verify license number on the certificate. If you still receive message please contact board to verify we have the correct information.
  • The attached list will reflect how many CE hours the Board has on file for each appraiser. If the list reflects, you have completed a minimum of 14 hours and 2020 National USPAP Update course you may renew online at any time until June 30, 2020. Education cannot be uploaded on the renewal application; the certificates must be:
    1) Emailed to [email protected], or
    2) Mailed: KREAB, 321 N. Madison Ave., Richmond, KY 40475, or
    3) Faxed (859) 623-2598

Inactive Status - To request inactive status please complete the inactive status form, which is available on the KREAB website. (Associates are not eligible for inactive status)

Paper renewal form - To request a paper copy of the renewal form please contact the Board office. [email protected]

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Steps to upgrade your appraiser license in the state of Kentucky

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.

STEP 4: Submit the Application package which includes:

  1. Forms (Application for Appraiser Credential and Reciprocal
  2. Fees (on application)
  3. Education – completion certificates and/or official college transcripts
  4. Experience (Experience Log
  5. Fingerprint and background check is required. (Fingerprint Instruction Sheet)

STEP 5: Examination Process Must pass the national examination approved by AQB and KY REAB. Kentucky 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

Associate Appraiser (90 hours) - AQB recommended course order

 

  • Basic Appraisal Principles – 30 hours
  • Basic Appraisal Procedures – 30 hours
  • National USPAP Course or Equivalent – 15 hours
  • Residential market Analysis & Highest and Best Use - 15 hours
  • Supervisor/Trainee Course – 4 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
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 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.