All states require appraisers to be state licensed or certified in order to provide appraisals to federally regulated lenders.
Some states require appraisers to be licensed or certified to provide appraisals for other parties as well. To become licensed or certified, you must pass an examination that is administered by your state’s appraisal board.
The Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) of The Appraisal Foundation is authorized by Congress to establish the minimum requirements for Certified General Real Property Appraiser and Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser classifications, and the AQB provides recommended minimum requirements for the Licensed Real Property Appraiser and Trainee classifications.
Because state requirements vary, contact your state’s regulatory agency for specific requirements. Click on the state below to be redirected to our licensing requirements page where you will find information on:
- Required education in your state by license level
- Experience hours required
- Additional education required – college degree
- Exclusions – which courses can be taken online and if any are excluded and must be taken in a classroom
- Links to your state Appraisal Board and contact information