Alabama Appraisal License Requirements

Do you want to become a licensed appraiser in Alabama? McKissock Learning will help you meet the necessary educational requirements you need to get your appraisal licensed in Alabama.

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0 Elective Hours
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Here's what you need to obtain your Alabama Appraisal license

The information below is a summary of the minimum requirements set forth by the Alabama Real Estate Appraisers Board. For a more detailed requirements breakdown, please see the board's site.
If you hold Appraisal licenses in multiple states, please make sure to check each state's requirements.

Alabama Appraisal: State Registered

Total Hours Required: 79
Mandatory Hours: 0
Elective Hours: 0

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Required Education: 
79 Hours. 
Basic Appraisal Principles – 30 hrs. 
Basic Appraisal Procedures – 30 hrs. 
National USPAP Course or Equivalent – 15 hours 
Supervisor/Trainee Course for Alabama - 4 hours

Experience: This level requires the same 75 QE hours as trainee but also a minimum of 1000 hours of actual appraisal experience earned during at least 12 months. The “State Registered Real Property Appraiser” classification includes those individuals who may perform real estate appraisals on non-federally related properties. 

College Education: N/A
 

 

Note:

AL also has a State Registered Appraiser level. This level requires the same 75 QE hours as trainee but also a minimum of 1000 hours of actual appraisal experience earned during at least 12 months. The “State Registered Real Property Appraiser” classification includes those individuals who may perform real estate appraisals on non-federally related properties.  

Roster

Roster Required: yes
Roster Process:

Rosters are sent by email each business day.

Roster Sent: Every 1 days

Governing Agency

Name: Alabama Real Estate Appraisers Board
Phone: 3342428747
Fax: 3342428749
Address: RSA Union Building 100 N. Union St., Suite 370 Montgomery, 36104

Alabama Appraisal: Trainee

Total Hours Required: 79
Mandatory Hours: 0
Elective Hours: 0

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Required Education: 
79 Hours.
Basic Appraisal Principles – 30 hours 
Basic Appraisal Procedures – 30 hours 
National USPAP Course or Equivalent – 15 hours 
Supervisor/Trainee Course for Alabama - 4 hours

2015 AQB Supervisor/Trainee Course Requirement: Both the Trainee Appraiser and Supervisory Appraiser shall be required to complete a course that, at minimum, complies with the specifications for course content established by the AQB. The course must be completed by the Trainee Appraiser prior to obtaining a Trainee Appraiser credential, and completed by the Supervisory Appraiser prior to supervising a Trainee Appraiser.

 

Experience: N/A

 

College Education: N/A

Roster

Roster Required: yes
Roster Process:

Rosters are sent by email each business day.

Roster Sent: Every 1 days

Governing Agency

Name: Alabama Real Estate Appraisers Board
Phone: 3342428747
Fax: 3342428749
Address: RSA Union Building 100 N. Union St., Suite 370 Montgomery, 36104

Alabama Appraisal: Licensed

Total Hours Required: 154
Mandatory Hours: 0
Elective Hours: 0

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Required Education: 
154 Hours. 
Basic Appraisal Principles - 30 hours. 
Basic Appraisal Procedures - 30 hours. 
National USPAP Course or Equivalent – 15 hours 
Supervisor/Trainee Course for Alabama - 4 hours
Residential Market Analysis & 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. 

Experience: 1,000 hours of acceptable appraisal experience in not less than 6 months.

College Education: No college-level education required.

Roster

Roster Required: yes
Roster Process:

Rosters are sent by email each business day.

Roster Sent: Every 1 days

Governing Agency

Name: Alabama Real Estate Appraisers Board
Phone: 3342428747
Fax: 3342428749
Address: RSA Union Building 100 N. Union St., Suite 370 Montgomery, 36104

Alabama Appraisal: Certified Residential

Total Hours Required: 204
Mandatory Hours: 0
Elective Hours: 0

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Required Education: 
204 Hours. 
Basic Appraisal Principles - 30 hours. 
Basic Appraisal Procedures - 30 hours. 
National USPAP Course or Equivalent – 15 hours 
Supervisor/Trainee Course for Alabama - 4 hours
Residential Market Analysis & 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 and Finance – 15 hours. 
Advanced Residential Applications and Case Studies – 15 hours. 
Appraisal Subject Matter Electives – 20 hours. 

Experience: 1,500 hours in no fewer than 12 months. 

College Education:
1) Bachelor’s Degree in any field of study;
2) Associate’s Degree in a focused field of study, such as business, economics, or real estate;
3) Successful completion of 30 college semester credit hours in specified topics;
4) Successful completion of College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)1 exams equivalent to a minimum of 30 semester credit hours in specified subject matter areas; or
5) Any combination of #3 and #4 above that includes all of the topics identified.
6) A LICENSED RESIDENTIAL appraiser who has been licensed for a minimum of 5 years and in good standing for at least 5 years with no disciplinary actions that would affect the individual’s ability to appraise may upgrade to CERTIFIED RESIDENTIAL without completing any college coursework. 

Roster

Roster Required: yes
Roster Process:

Rosters are sent by email each business day.

Roster Sent: Every 1 days

Governing Agency

Name: Alabama Real Estate Appraisers Board
Phone: 3342428747
Fax: 3342428749
Address: RSA Union Building 100 N. Union St., Suite 370 Montgomery, 36104

Alabama Appraisal: Certified General

Total Hours Required: 304
Mandatory Hours: 0
Elective Hours: 0

Online Info

Required Education: 
304 Hours.
Basic Appraisal Principles - 30 hours.
Basic Appraisal Procedures - 30 hours.
National USPAP Course or Equivalent – 15 hours 
Supervisor/Trainee Course for Alabama - 4 hours
General Appraiser Market Analysis & Highest and Best Use - 30 hours.
General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach - 30 hours.
General Appraiser Sales Comparison Approach - 30 hours.
General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies - 30 hours.
Statistics, Modeling and Finance – 15 hours.
General Appraiser Income Approach – 60 hours.
Appraisal Subject Matter Electives – 30 hours.

 

Experience: 3,000 hours of acceptable appraisal experience in no less than 18 months. A minimum of 1,500 hours of the required experience must be in non-residential appraisal work.

 

College Education: Must have a Bachelor’s degree or higher.

Roster

Roster Required: yes
Roster Process:

Rosters are sent by email each business day.

Roster Sent: Every 1 days

Governing Agency

Name: Alabama Real Estate Appraisers Board
Phone: 3342428747
Fax: 3342428749
Address: RSA Union Building 100 N. Union St., Suite 370 Montgomery, 36104

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