How to Get an Appraiser License in Oklahoma

License levels recognized in Oklahoma

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

Steps to becoming an appraiser in the state of Oklahoma

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 OK REAB which includes:

  1. Forms (Application Instructions) (Application)
  2. Fees (included on application)
  3. Education - completion certificates and/or official college transcripts
  4. Experience (Experience Log) (Supervisory Relationship Report)

STEP 4: Fingerprint and background check is required. 

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McKissock courses and online delivery method are approved by the Oklahoma Real Estate Appraiser Board 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.

Oklahoma Appraiser License

Next steps after getting or upgrading your Oklahoma appraiser license

As an Appraisal licensee, you must renew your license every three years. Oklahoma appraisal licenses expire on the three-year anniversary cycle of your licensed date.

Education Requirements

  • All appraisers, including Trainees, are required to take 42 hours of continuing education every three years. The continuing education cycle is different for each appraiser and coincides with the dates in which your paper license is valid.
  • 21 hours of the required 42 MUST be taken in person/live webinar. The remainder may be taken online should you choose to do so. You MAY NOT take all 42 hours of continuing education online.
  • Each appraiser is responsible for the submission of his or her course completion certificates. Do not rely on your education provider to turn in these in to our office. You may e-mail your course completion certificate to [email protected], fax to (405) 522-6909 or hard copy mail to Oklahoma Insurance Department, Attn: REAB, 400 NE 50th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73105.

7-Hour USPAP Update:

  • Each appraiser is required to take the 7-Hour USPAP update on a two-year cycle. In Oklahoma it is an odd-year, even-year, cycle.
  • This requirement is unrelated to your three-year continuing education requirement, although you will receive continuing education credit for the USPAP update, and it will count towards your 42 hour total.

Online License Renewal

Renewal is done through the Online Bill/Order Payments system on the website.

Click HERE to renew online.

The fees are:

  • Trainee: $300
  • Licensed: $340
  • Certified Residential: $340
  • Certified General: $340

Remember to send in copies of your completion certificates for your renewal hours.

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Steps to upgrade your appraiser license in the state of Oklahoma

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 (Upgrade Handout) (Application Instructions) (Application
  2. Fees (on application)
  3. Education – completion certificates and/or official college transcripts
  4. Experience (Experience Log) (MASS Experience Log)
  5. Fingerprint and background check is required. (Fingerprint Locations) (FBI Privacy Act Application Notification)

STEP 5: Examination Process Must pass the national examination approved by AQB and OK REAB. Oklahoma national exam provider is PSI.

 

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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

 

 

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.