How to Get an Appraiser License in New York

License levels recognized in New York

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  1. Appraiser Assistant
  2. Licensed Residential Appraiser
  3. Certified Residential Appraiser
  4. Certified General Appraiser
New York Appraiser License

Steps to becoming an appraiser in the state of New York

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 NYS DOLS which includes:

  1. Forms (Application Packet)
  2. Fees (included on application)
  3. Education - completion certificates and/or official college transcripts
  4. Experience (included in application packet)

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New York Appraiser License

Next steps after getting or upgrading your New York appraiser license

All appraisal licenses expire on the anniversary of your license date every two years.  Information on renewal will be posted to the appraiser approximately 3 months prior to license expiration.

Renewal Process

Education Requirements

  • All New York real estate appraisers and assistants are required to successfully complete 28 hours of approved appraiser continuing education courses, which must include the seven-hour National USPAP update course, within their two-year license/certification period prior to renewal.
  • Renewals are due on the anniversary of your license date every two years.
  • The renewal application is posted to the appraiser approximately three months prior to the expiration of his or her license/certification (with the exception of nonresident temporary licensed appraisers).
  • The application must be completed and submitted with the appropriate fee to the Department of State. Instructions for proper submission are included with the renewal application.
  • To avoid an additional $200 penalty fee, the renewal must be received by this office no later than 30 days after the expiration date of your current license/certification.

Real Estate Appraiser License Renewal

Conditions for renewing on-line:

  • Your license must be eligible for renewal.
  • You cannot renew online if your business name or address have changed. Note also that email requests for name or address changes are not accepted.
  • You cannot renew online if you have not taken the continuing education course.  If you are renewing 185 days or more after the date printed on your license, you are required to satisfy additional education requirements. For each year after your license has expired you are required to complete an additional 14 hours of education. For additional information on late renewals please review our Appraiser Renewal FAQ or contact our customer service unit.
  • You must use either a MasterCard or Visa credit card to pay the renewal fee.

To renew on-line:

  • Enter your current UID# (Refer to your paper renewal notice, current license, or pocket card)
  • Answer the criminal conviction question
  • Answer the child support question
  • To affirm that you have taken the required continuing education course for this period, press continue.
  • To pay the Renewal Fee enter your credit card information, then submit your on-line renewal.
  • Your renewal application is subject to review. Once it has been reviewed by the Department of State, you will either be issued a license, or notified of the outcome of the review.
  • Your new license will arrive by mail to the business address in about 2 to 4 weeks. Be sure to print your renewal confirmation page.
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Steps to upgrade your appraiser license in the state of New York

STEP1: Hold a valid appraisal 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 examinations 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 24 months
  • Certified Residential Appraiser - Provide 1,500 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 24 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 Packet
  2. Fees (on application)
  3. Education – completion certificates and/or official college transcripts
  4. Experience (included in application package)
  5. Background information for criminal records check. Contact the NY Division of Licensing Services at 518.474.4429 for information. (Fingerprinting Services Form)

STEP5: Examination Process Must pass the national examination approved by AQB and NY DSLS. New York national exam provider is AMP.

 

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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

Appraiser Assistant (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

 

 

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
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
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 10, 2020.  Please review the state board/commission page to determine if any changes have been made to the process since then.