Kentucky Appraisal License Requirements

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

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

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

Kentucky Appraisal: Assoc. Appraiser

A student enrollment agreement is required upon completion of all courses (except non-credit courses). This enrollment agreement can be found in the documents section of each course.  Please click on this link for the course catalog: Course Catalog


Qualifying Education:
90 QE Hours.
15-hr Nat’l USPAP Update or Equivalent.
Basic Appraisal Principles – 30 hrs.
Basic Appraisal Procedures – 30 hrs.
Residential Market Analysis & Highest and Best Use - 15 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

Governing Agency

Name: Kentucky Real Estate Appraisers Board
Phone: 8596231658
Fax: 8596232598
Address: 321 N. Madison Avenue Richmond, KY 40475

Kentucky Appraisal: Licensed

A student enrollment agreement is required upon completion of all courses (except non-credit courses). This enrollment agreement can be found in the documents section of each course. Please click on this link for the course catalog: Course Catalog


Qualifying Education:
180 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: 1,000 hours of acceptable appraisal experience in not less than 6 months.


College Education: No college-level education required.

Governing Agency

Name: Kentucky Real Estate Appraisers Board
Phone: 8596231658
Fax: 8596232598
Address: 321 N. Madison Avenue Richmond, KY 40475

Kentucky Appraisal: Certified Residential

A student enrollment agreement is required upon completion of all courses (except non-credit courses).  This enrollment agreement can be found in the documents section of each course. Please click on this link for the course catalog: Course Catalog


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: 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. 

Governing Agency

Name: Kentucky Real Estate Appraisers Board
Phone: 8596231658
Fax: 8596232598
Address: 321 N. Madison Avenue Richmond, KY 40475

Kentucky Appraisal: Certified General

A student enrollment agreement is required upon completion of all courses (except non-credit courses). This enrollment agreement can be found in the documents section of each course. Please click on this link for the course catalog: Course Catalog


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 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.

Governing Agency

Name: Kentucky Real Estate Appraisers Board
Phone: 8596231658
Fax: 8596232598
Address: 321 N. Madison Avenue Richmond, KY 40475

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