Florida Appraisal License Requirements

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

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

Florida Appraisal: Trainee

Effective July 30, 2014, The Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board permits Qualifying Education to be completed online.
*Note all proctored exams must be taken online through the eproctor system.

Qualifying Education:
100 QE Hours:
Basic Appraisal Principles (30 hours)
Basic Appraisal Procedures (30 hours)
15-hour National USPAP Course or Equivalent
Appraisal Subject Matter Electives (25 hours which shall include 6 hours of the Florida Laws and Rules).

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

Online Limitations

The Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board requires a timing mechanism for all qualifying distance education courses to ensure that the courses cannot be completed in less time than the approved credit hours. Please note that your course will time out after several minutes of inactivity.

Roster

Roster Required: yes
Roster Process: Rosters sent electronically every Friday for licensed students. Rosters will be submitted on alternative days upon customer request. Please note there is a $10 fee for any rush submissions.
Roster Sent: Every 7 days

Governing Agency

Name: Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board
Phone: 8504871395
Fax: 4073177245
Address: 2601 Blair Stone Road Tallahassee, FL 32399

Florida Appraisal: Certified Residential

Effective July 30, 2014, The Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board permits Qualifying Education to be completed online.
*Note all proctored exams must be taken online through the eproctor system.

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 which shall include 6 hours of the Florida Laws and Rules.

Experience: 1,500 hours of acceptable appraisal experience in not less 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.

Online Limitations

The Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board requires a timing mechanism for all qualifying distance education courses to ensure that the courses cannot be completed in less time than the approved credit hours. Please note that your course will time out after several minutes of inactivity.

Roster

Roster Required: yes
Roster Process: Rosters sent electronically every Friday for licensed students. Rosters will be submitted on alternative days upon customer request. Please note there is a $10 fee for any rush submissions.
Roster Sent: Every 7 days

Governing Agency

Name: Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board
Phone: 8504871395
Fax: 4073177245
Address: 2601 Blair Stone Road Tallahassee, FL 32399

Florida Appraisal: Certified General

Effective July 30, 2014, The Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board permits Qualifying Education to be completed online.
*Note all proctored exams must be taken online through the eproctor system.

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 which shall include 6 hours of the Florida Laws and Rules).

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.

Online Limitations

The Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board requires a timing mechanism for all qualifying distance education courses to ensure that the courses cannot be completed in less time than the approved credit hours. Please note that your course will time out after several minutes of inactivity.

Roster

Roster Required: yes
Roster Process: Rosters sent electronically every Friday for licensed students. Rosters will be submitted on alternative days upon customer request. Please note there is a $10 fee for any rush submissions.
Roster Sent: Every 7 days

Governing Agency

Name: Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board
Phone: 8504871395
Fax: 4073177245
Address: 2601 Blair Stone Road Tallahassee, FL 32399

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