How to Get an Appraiser License in Oregon

License levels recognized in Oregon

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

Steps to becoming an appraiser in the state of Oregon

Qualifications

  • Citizen of the United States or a lawfully admitted alien
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Pass a background check to show qualifications for honesty, trustworthiness, and integrity
  • You must be a Registered Appraiser Assistant before becoming:
    1. A State Licensed Appraiser
    2. A State Certified Residential Appraiser
    3. A State Certified General Appraiser

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 OR ACLB which includes:

  1. Forms (Application) (Audit Checklist)
  2. Fees (included on application) (Credit Card Authorization Form)
  3. Education - completion certificates and/or official college transcripts (Education Tracking Form)
  4. Experience (Appraiser Assistant Experience Log) (Add/Remove Supervising Appraiser Form)

STEP 4: Fingerprint and background check is required. 

  • (Questions in application)
  • (Fingerprint information in application)

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Oregon Appraiser License

Next steps after getting or upgrading your Oregon appraiser license

Appraiser Assistant licenses expire every year and must be renewed.  All other license levels licenses expire every two years and must be renewed, active and inactive. Oregon appraisal licenses expire on the anniversary cycle of your licensed date.

Education Requirements

  • Oregon Appraisers are required to complete 28 continuing education hours every 24 months including the 7-hour National USPAP Update Course.
  • Licensees are required to submit copies of their continuing education certificates with their renewal in order to receive credit for the courses that they have taken. The submission of course rosters do not replace this process.

Appraiser Assistants:

Renew your registration once a year on or before the expiration date.

In order to renew your registration:

  • Appraiser Assistant Renewal Application
  • Submit course completion certificate for no less than 14 hours of qualifying or continuing education, 7-hour USPAP update course (required every 2 years), and
  • Submit a check or Credit Card Authorization in the amount of $150 for the renewal fee.  Credit Card Authorization
  • You can submit your completed application online by sending it to the following e-mail address [email protected].

**Education courses must be taken within the issue date and expiration date**

Appraisers:

Renew your license/certificate every 2 years on or before the expiration date.

In order to renew the license/certificate:

  • Complete License/Certificate Renewal Application (with photo), and
  • Submit course completion certificates for 28 hours of continuing or qualifying education courses, (7-hour USPAP update course counts for 7 of the required 28 hours​ of education), and
  • Submit a check or Credit Card Authorization form in the amount of $720 ($640 licensing fee, $80 National Registry fee).  Credit Card Authorization
  • You can submit your completed application by sending it to the following e-mail address [email protected].

**Education courses must be taken within the issue and expiration date**

Appraisers - Inactive

Renew your inactive license/certificate.

I order to renew your inactive license:

  • License/Certificate Renewal Application​​ (with photo), and
  • Submit your course completion certificates for 28 hours of continuing or qualifying education courses, (7-hour USPAP update course counts for 7 of the required 28 hours​ of education), and
  • Submit a check or Credit Card Authorization form in the amount of $300 for Inactive Renewal Fee.  Credit Card Authorization
  • You can submit your completed application by sending it to the following e-mail address [email protected].

**Education courses must be taken within the issue and expiration date**

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Steps to upgrade your appraiser license in the state of Oregon

Qualifications

  • Citizen of the United States or a lawfully admitted alien
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Pass a background check to show qualifications for honesty, trustworthiness, and integrity
  • You must be a Registered Appraiser Assistant before becoming:
    1. A State Licensed Appraiser
    2. A State Certified Residential Appraiser
    3. A State Certified General Appraiser

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 1,500 hours of acceptable and verifiable appraisal experience acquired over a minimum of 12 months
  • Certified Residential Appraiser - Provide 2,000 hours of acceptable and verifiable appraisal experience acquired over a minimum of 18 months
  • Certified General Appraiser - Provide 3,000 hours of acceptable and verifiable appraisal experience acquired over a minimum of 18 months.

*Continuing education requirements and process for license upgrade displayed in above renewal section.

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 - Appraiser License) (Audit Checklist)
  2. Fees (on application) (Credit Card Authorization Form)
  3. Education – completion certificates and/or official college transcripts
  4. Experience (Upgrade Experience Log
  5. Fingerprint and background check is required. (Questions on application) (Fingerprint Instructions in application)

STEP 5: Examination Process Must pass the national examination approved by AQB and OR ACLB. Oklahoma national exam provider is PearsonVUE.

 

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Qualifying education requirements by license level

Registered 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

 

 

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 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.