Alabama Appraisal License Requirements

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Learn Appraisal Educational Requirements for Alabama

This appraisal licensing information summarizes the minimum requirements established by the Alabama Real Estate Appraisers Board. We recommend you contact the Alabama Real Estate Appraisers Board for more detailed information or changes.

If you obtain real estate licenses in multiple states, we recommend you check each state's requirements.

Alabama Appraisal: Trainee

Total Hours Required: 75
Mandatory Hours: 0
Elective Hours: 0

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Qualifying Education:
75 QE Hours.
15-hr Nat’l USPAP Update or Equivalent.
Basic Appraisal Principles – 30 hrs.
Basic Appraisal Procedures – 30 hrs.


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

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Roster

Roster Required: yes
Roster Process: AL roster is sent each month on the 15th via standard mail.
Roster Sent: Every 15 days

Governing Agency

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

Alabama Appraisal: State Registered

Total Hours Required: 75
Mandatory Hours: 0
Elective Hours: 0

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Qualifying Education:
75 QE Hours.
15-hr Nat’l USPAP Update or Equivalent.
Basic Appraisal Principles – 30 hrs.
Basic Appraisal Procedures – 30 hrs.

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.  

Online Limitations

Roster

Roster Required: yes
Roster Process: AL roster is sent each month on the 15th via standard mail.
Roster Sent: Every 15 days

Governing Agency

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

Alabama Appraisal: Licensed

Total Hours Required: 150
Mandatory Hours: 0
Elective Hours: 0

Online Info

Qualifying Education:
150 QE Hours.
15-hour Nat’l USPAP or Equivalent.
Basic Appraisal Principles - 30 hours.
Basic Appraisal Procedures - 30 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: 2,000 hours of acceptable appraisal experience in not less than 24 months

College Education: Must have an Associate Degree or higher. In lieu of the required degree, Thirty (30) semester credit hours covering specific subject matter courses may be used.

Online Limitations

Roster

Roster Required: yes
Roster Process: AL roster is sent each month on the 15th via standard mail.
Roster Sent: Every 15 days

Governing Agency

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

Alabama Appraisal: Certified Residential

Total Hours Required: 200
Mandatory Hours: 0
Elective Hours: 0

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Qualifying Education:
200 QE Hours.
15-hour Nat’l USPAP or Equivalent.
Basic Appraisal Principles - 30 hours.
Basic Appraisal Procedures - 30 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: 2,500 hours of acceptable appraisal experience in not less than 24 months.

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

Online Limitations

Roster

Roster Required: yes
Roster Process: AL roster is sent each month on the 15th via standard mail.
Roster Sent: Every 15 days

Governing Agency

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

Alabama Appraisal: Certified General

Total Hours Required: 300
Mandatory Hours: 0
Elective Hours: 0

Online Info

Qualifying Education:
300 QE Hours.
15-hour Nat’l USPAP or Equivalent.
Basic Appraisal Principles - 30 hours.
Basic Appraisal Procedures - 30 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 30 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.

Online Limitations

Roster

Roster Required: yes
Roster Process: AL roster is sent each month on the 15th via standard mail.
Roster Sent: Every 15 days

Governing Agency

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

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