How to Get an Appraiser License in the state of North Dakota

License levels recognized in North Dakota

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  1. Apprentice Appraiser
  2. Licensed Residential Appraiser
  3. Certified Residential Appraiser
  4. Certified General Appraiser
North Dakota Appraiser License

Steps to becoming an appraiser in the state of North Dakota

STEP 1: Find a supervisor/mentor to work with to log your experience hours. (Suggestions for finding a supervisor/mentor) To gain your required experience hours you must train under an appraiser that meets all the following requirements:

  • Be certified as a general or residential appraiser for a minimum of 3 years..
  • Be in good standing for the 3 years immediately preceding their supervisor registration
  • Have no more than 3 trainees with less than 1 year experience
  • Have successfully completed a 4-hour Supervisory/Trainee course

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 ND REA which includes:

  1. Forms (Application Packet)
  2. Fees (Fees in application)
  3. Education - completion certificates and/or official college transcripts (Apprentice Education Tracking Form)
  4. Experience (Supervisory Appraiser Registration Form) (Supervisory Experience Verification Form)

STEP 4: Fingerprint and background check is required by AQB. (Fingerprinting/Background Check Information)

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North Dakota Appraiser License

Next steps after getting or upgrading your North Dakota appraiser license

Appraisal licenses expire every two years on 12/31, even numbered years. Renewal hardcopy forms are mailed out 11/1 of odd years.

Renewal Process

Education Requirements

  • North Dakota appraisers required to obtain 28 hours of continuing education every two years, including the 7 hour National USPAP Update (or Equivalent) course.
  • Licenses expire on 12/31 of even numbered years.
  • Education is due by 12/31 of even numbered years.

Renewing an Active License/Certificate

  • Renewals may be done online or on paper.
  • Click HERE for a paper renewal form.
  • Read the instructions on the application and answer all questions.  Applications will not be processed if they are incomplete or improerly completed and will be returned for corrections.
  • The paper renewal must be typed or printed clearly, notarized and must be accompanied by the appropriate fees.
  • Paper applications must be dated by December 31.  If you miss the filing deadline you will be assessed a late fee of $100 for each month you are dlinquent.
  • Permits may only be renewed up to 90 days after the date of expiration.  Applications postmarked after April 1 will not be processed and will be returned to the applicant.
  • Failure to renew by April 1 will require  that you:
    • Forfeit your current permit and
    • File a new application for licensure with the Board
    • You will also be subject to all requirements governing new applicants.

Renewal Fees:

  • Licensed and Certified levels: $350 + $0 National Registry fee
  • Apprentice level: $350
  • Inactive Status: $100

Click HERE to renew online.

Continuing Education Summary Form

You should receive a copy of your "Continuing Education Summary Form with your renewal.  It is your responsibility to:

  • Keep record of your continuing education hours
  • Update your Continiuing Education Summary Form with any additional education you have completed
  • Attach copies of verification of course completion and
  • Submit the complete Continuing Education Summary Form with your renewal application

Verification of completion of continuing education hours is required.  Verificaiton may be in the form of a certificate or formal letter from the education provider documenting your attendance. Your application will not be processed and will be considered incomplete and delinquent if your continuing education requirements are not current.

Inactive Status

  • If you wish to place your permit on Inactive Status, you must address a letter to the Board requesting your permit be placed on Inactive Status.
  • Under current Rules, the appraiser on inactive status is not required to meet continuing education hours while on inactive status (Refer to 101-02-02-07).

National Registry

  • The National Registry is a database consisting of all State Licensed, State Certified Residential and State Certified
    General Appraisers. It is intended to serve as an historical reference to every credential an appraiser holds or has ever
    held (with the exception of a trainee credential). Active and Inactive credentials are listed.
  • Only State certified or licensed appraisers who are listed on this National Registry as having current valid certifications or licenses are
    authorized under Federal law to perform appraisals in connection with federally related transactions. Individuals with a trainee level credential will not appear on the National Registry because the trainee level is not federally recognized and the trainee is not able to independently appraise property for federally related transactions.
  • To be placed on the National Registry, you must be licensed or certified with a State.
  • The information is provided to the Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC) directly from the State that issues the credential (permit). Most State appraiser regulatory agencies (ND inclusive) submit appraiser information to the ASC National Registry through an Extranet Application.
  • This application allows each State to input information directly on to the National Registry.
  • Data entered by States using the Extranet Application is in “real time” and will appear immediately on the National Registry.

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Steps to upgrade your appraiser license in the state of North Dakota

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 16months
  • 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 Packet
  2. Fees (Fee on application)
  3. Education – completion certificates and/or official college transcripts (Licensed Education Tracking Form) (Certified Residential Education Tracking Form) (Certified General Education Tracking Form)
  4. Experience (Experience Log
  5. Background information for criminal records check. (General Information) (Background Check Form) (Fingerprint Verification Form)

STEP 5: Examination Process Must pass the national examination approved by AQB and ND REA. North Dakota national exam provider is AMP.

 

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Qualifying education requirements by license level

Apprentice 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

 

 

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 December 1, 2020.  Please review the state board/commission page to determine if any changes have been made to the process since then.