How to Get an Appraiser License in Ohio

License levels recognized in Ohio

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  1. Registered Assistant
  2. State Licensed Appraiser
  3. Certified Residential Appraiser
  4. Certified General Appraiser
Ohio Appraiser License

Steps to becoming an appraiser in the state of Ohio

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
  5. Ohio Fair Housing - 3 hours

STEP 3: Submit the Application and fee to NCAB which includes:

  1. Forms (Appraiser Assistant Application)
  2. Fees (included on application)
  3. Education - completion certificates and/or official college transcripts
  4. Experience (not required at this level)

STEP 4: Fingerprint and background check is required. (information in application)

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Ohio Appraiser License

Next steps after getting or upgrading your Ohio appraiser license

All appraisal licenses expire and must be renewed annually by the last day of the licensee's birth month in the calendar year following the calendar year in which first registered.  Example: A licensee who registers in November, whose birthday is in February will be required to renew in February.

 

Renewal Process

Education Requirements

  • Ohio Appraisers are required to submit Fourteen (14) hours of continuing education credits every year. The Division must receive a 7‐hour, AQB‐approved National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) course once every two (2) years as part of the 14‐hour CE requirement. (Note: Effective 1/1/05, the 15‐hour USPAP course will not be accepted to satisfy this requirement.)
  • Please review the information contained on the renewal application for accuracy, including your name, addresses and phone number. Note any corrections on the form. Draw a line through any inaccuracies.
  • A certificate holder, licensee or registrant who fails to renew their credential prior to its expiration or within three (3) months after its expiration is ineligible to obtain a renewal certificate, license or registration and must comply with section 4763.05 of the Ohio Revised
    Code in order to regain the certificate, license or registration. All credentials that are not renewed must be returned to the Division immediately

Submitting an Application for Renewal

  • Section 4763.06 of the Ohio Revised Code requires all state‐certified appraisers, state‐licensed
    appraisers and all state-registered real estate appraiser assistants file a renewal application each year in order for a certificate, license or registration to remain in effect.
  • Complete and return the renewal application, the continuing education form, along with proof of completion course certificates and the appropriate fees as described on the renewal application including any late filing fees to the Ohio Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing 77 S. High Street 20th Floor Columbus, OH 43215‐6133, at least thirty (30) days prior
    to the expiration of the certificate/license/registration.
  • Acceptable forms of payment are check, certified check or money order made payable to the Division of Real Estate.
  • The renewal application must be signed by the appraiser whose certificate, license or registration is being renewed.
  • Your continuing education is due annually and the due date is the same as your expiration date. If courses are taken out‐ of‐state or have not been pre‐approved by this Division, refer to the A‐92 compliance form for further instructions.
  • To check if a course has been approved, visit the Division’s Continuing Education Course Lookup page at www.com.ohio.gov/real.
  • RENEWAL FORM

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Steps to upgrade your appraiser license in the state of Ohio

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 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
  2. Fees (on application)
  3. Education – completion certificates and/or official college transcripts
  4. Experience (included in application)
  5. Background information for criminal records check. (included in application)

STEP5: Examination Process Must pass the national examination approved by AQB and OHDRPL. Ohio 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

Registered 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
  • Ohio Fair Housing - 3 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
  • Ohio Fair Housing - 3 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
  • Ohio Fair Housing - 3 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
  • Ohio Fair Housing - 3 hrs
  • 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.