How to Get an Appraiser License in Missouri

License levels recognized in Missouri

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

Steps to becoming an appraiser in the state of Missouri

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 MO DPR which includes:

  1. Forms (Trainee Application) (Trainee Supervision Memo)
  2. Fees (included on application)
  3. Education - completion certificates and/or official college transcripts
  4. Experience (Trainee Experience Log) (Voluntary Review) (Supervisor Affidavit)

STEP 4: Fingerprint and background check is required. 

  • The Missouri Real Estate Appraisers Commission requires that all applicants undergo a background check.
  • The Missouri Real Estate Appraisers Commission uses IdentoGo to fingerprint applicants for licensure/registration. (Register with MACHS
  • Instructions are located in the application.

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McKissock courses and online delivery method are approved by the Missouri Real Estate Appraisers 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.

Missouri Appraiser License

Next steps after getting or upgrading your Missouri appraiser license

As an Appraisal licensee, you must renew your authorization every two years. Missouri appraisal licenses expire on June 30, every even-numbered year.

Education Requirements

  • Missouri Appraisers are required to obtain 28 hours of continuing education every 2 years including the 7 hour National USPAP Update or Equivalent.
  • All licenses will expire June 30 of the even number years.
  • Missouri requires that real estate appraisers complete a minimum seven (7) hour course on the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Appraisers must complete a USPAP update course during each renewal period.
  • MO has no limit on the number of hours permitted online.
  • DO NOT SEND your certificates with your renewal form. The Commission may contact you for
    copies of your certificates upon being selected for a continuing education audit.

Online License Renewal

To renew your license, you will need to use your Online PIN and License Number that was provided. Please click Continue to proceed.

Processing Fee:

  • Along with the renewal fee, any person renewing online must pay a vendor processing fee which is a percentage determined by the renewal fee.  You can view fees HERE.
  • Please see the FAQ for more information.
  • Remember if you do not wish to pay this processing fee, you can renew by mail with a check or money order utilizing the renewal forms sent to you.

Special Note:

  • Not all professions are currently participating in the Online License Renewal system.
  • There is no set time line for when other boards will participate. There is no need to contact your board. They will advise their licensees before participating.
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Steps to upgrade your appraiser license in the state of Missouri

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 (Instructions - Licensed) (Application - Licensed) (Instructions - Certified Residential) (Application - Certified Residential) (Instructions - Certified General) (Application - Certified General)
  2. Fees (on application)
  3. Education – completion certificates and/or official college transcripts
  4. Experience (Experience Log)
  5. The Missouri Real Estate Appraisers Commission requires that all applicants undergo a background check. The Missouri Real Estate Appraisers Commission uses IdentoGo to fingerprint applicants for licensure/registration. (Register with MACHS) Instructions are located in the application.

STEP 5: Examination Process Must pass the national examination approved by AQB and MO REAC. Missouri national exam provider is AMP.

 

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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.