How to Get an Appraiser License in Utah

License levels recognized in Utah

Click HERE to view state requirements.

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

Steps to becoming an appraiser in the state of Utah

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 - 6 hours

STEP 3: Submit the Application and fee to UT DRE which includes:

  1. Forms (Appraisal Trainee Registration Packet) (Checklist)
  2. Fees (included in registration packet)
  3. Education - completion certificates and/or official college transcripts
  4. Experience (included in registration packet)

STEP 4: Fingerprint and background check is required. (included in registration packet)

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McKissock courses and online delivery method are approved by the Utah Real Estate Appraiser Licensing and Certification 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.

Utah Appraiser License

Next steps after getting or upgrading your Utah appraiser license

As an Appraisal licensee, you must renew your license every two years. Utah appraisal licenses expire on the 15th of the month of the 2 year anniversary for initial licensure.

Education Requirements

  • Utah Appraisers are required to complete 28 continuing education hours every 24 months.
  • Seven (7) hours must be the National USPAP Update course or Equivalent.
  • In order to renew on time, an applicant shall complete continuing education hours by the 15th day of the month in which the registration, license, or certification expires.
  • Utah has no limit on the number of hours permitted online.

Appraiser Trainee Renewal

An Appraiser Trainee must submit all of the following items to the Division:

If you answered "yes" to any of the questions on the questionaire, please provide all applicable information.

Licensed/Certified Residential/Certified General Renewal

Licenses and certifications are valid for a two-year period and must be renewed no sooner than three months prior to and no later than the expiration date. The expiration date is printed on the license and can also be found on the Division's License Verification System.

NOTE: Renewal requirements must be completed prior to renewing your license. If your license expires, you cannot work until the license is reinstated. Your application is subject to audit for compliance with all renewal requirements.

If you reside outside of Utah and cannot visit a Utah fingerprinting facility, you will nee to have your fingerprints taken on two Blue FT-258 cards and mail them to the Division. Please submit physical cards to the Division as early in your renewal window as possible due to a longer processing time being required (up to 30 days).

  • Prior to renewing, you must complete education totaling at least 28 hours of certified Appraisal Continuing Education Coursesincluding the 7-hour National USPAP Update Course

In State Education: Qualifying and Continuing Education (CE) courses taken in Utah must be certified by the Division at the time the course(s) was/were taken.

Out of State Education: Qualifying and Continuing Educaiton (CE) courses that were taken outside of Utah that have not been certified by the Division MAY QUALIFY for credit. Complete and submit a Non-Certified Continuing Education Request Form if you would like your non-Certified out of state CE considered for credit. Such requests should be submitted to the Division of Real Estate no later than 30 days prior to the licensee's license expiration date.

Education must be taken by the 15th of the month of renewal in order to ensure an on-time license renewal.

 

  • After completing the first two items above, collect your RELMS username and password, your license number, social security number, and debit or credit card.  To renew a license you must complete the process on the Real Estate Licensing Management System (RELMS).
  • The cost to renew your appraisal license, payable through RELMS, is a non-refundable fee of $375 ($330 renewal, $40 fingerprint processing, and $5 RAP Back fee.

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Steps to upgrade your appraiser license in the state of Utah

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 (Appraiser Application) (Checklist) (Certification of Legal Presence)
  2. Fees (on application)
  3. Education – completion certificates and/or official college transcripts (Appraiser Education Log)
  4. Experience (Experience Log Instructions) (Experience Appendices Rules
  5. Fingerprint and background check is required. (questionaire in application)

STEP 5: Examination Process Must pass the national examination approved by AQB and UT DRE. Utah national exam provider is PearsonVUE.

 

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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 – 6 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 – 6 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 – 6 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 – 6 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.