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How often am I required to take USPAP to renew my license in my state?

The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) is the generally recognized ethical and performance standards for the appraisal profession in the United States. USPAP was adopted by Congress in 1989, and contains standards for all types of appraisal services, including real estate, personal property, business and mass appraisal. Compliance is required for state-licensed and state-certified appraisers involved in federally-related real estate transactions. USPAP is updated every two years so that appraisers have the information they need to deliver unbiased and thoughtful opinions of value.

To become a real property appraiser in the United States, appraisers must take the 15-Hour National USPAP Course (or its equivalent). Additionally, real property appraisers must take the 7-Hour National USPAP Update Course (or its equivalent) once every two calendar years.

Below is a table with information on requirements by state, including USPAP, if the USPAP requirement differs from the renewal hours.  Click on your state name and you will be redirected to the MCK requirements page.

State

Uniform/Variable Education Cycle Renewal Date USPAP Cycle

Required Hours

Alabama

Uniform

24 Months 9/30 Odd years Every 2 Years Even

28 including USPAP

Alaska

Uniform

24 Months 6/30 Odd years Every 2 Years Even

28 including USPAP

Arizona

Variable

24 Months Date Licensed Every 2 Years Even

28 including USPAP

Arkansas

Uniform

24 Months 6/30 Even Years Exc. L due 12/31 Every 2 Years Even (classroom ONLY)

28 including USPAP

California

Variable

48 Months Date Licensed Every 2 Years Even

56 including USPAP twice & CA Law

Colorado

Uniform

24 Months 12/31 Even Years Every 2 Years Even

28 including USPAP

Connecticut

Uniform

24 Months 4/30 Even Years Every 2 Years Even

28 including USPAP and CT Law

Delaware

Uniform

24 Months 10/31 Odd Years Every 2 Years Even

28 including USAP and DE Law

District of Columbia

Uniform

24 Months 2/28 Even Years Every 2 Years Even

28 including USPAP

Florida

Uniform

24 Months 11/30 Even Years Every 2 Years Even

30 including USPAP and FL Law

Georgia

Variable

12 Months Date Licensed Every 2 Years Even

14 including USPAP

Guam

Variable

24 Months Date Licensed Every 2 Years Even

28 including USPAP

Hawaii

Uniform

24 Months 12/31 Odd Years Every 2 Years Even

28 including USPAP

Idaho

Variable

24 Months Date Licensed Every 2 Years Even

30 including USPAP

Illinois

Uniform

24 Months 6/30 Odd Years By 6/30 Even Years

28 including USPAP

Indiana

Uniform

24 Months 6/30 Even Years Every 2 Years Even

28 including USPAP

Iowa

Uniform

24 Months 5/31 Even Years Every 2 Years Even

28 including USPAP

Kansas

Uniform

24 Months 6/30 Odd Years Every 2 Years Even

28 including USPAP

Kentucky

Uniform

12 Months 5/15 Annually By 6/30 Even Years

14 including USPAP

Louisiana

Uniform

24 Months 12/30 ½ Even ½ Odd Every 2 Years Even

28 including USPAP

Maine

Uniform

12 Months 12/31 Annually By 12/31 Even Years

14 including USPAP

Maryland

Variable

36 Months Date Licensed Every 2 Years Even

42 including USPAP

Massachusetts

Variable

24 Months Date Licensed Every 2 Years Even

28 including USPAP

Michigan

Uniform

24 Months 7/31 ½ Even ½ Odd Every 2 Years Even

28 including USPAP and MI Law

Minnesota

Uniform

Minnesota 8/31 ½ Even ½ Odd Every 2 Years Even

30 including USPAP

Mississippi

Variable

24 Months Date Licensed Every 2 Years Even

28 including USPAP

Missouri

Uniform

24 Months 6/30 Even Years Every 2 Years Even

28 including USPAP

Montana

Uniform

24 Months 3/31 ½ Even ½ Odd Every 2 Years Even

28 including USPAP

Nebraska

Uniform

24 Months 11/30 ½ Even ½ Odd Every 2 Years Even

28 including USPAP

Nevada

Variable

24 Months Date Licensed Every 2 Years Even

30 including USPAP

New Hampshire

Variable

24 Months Date Licensed Every 2 Years Even

28 including USPAP

New Jersey

Uniform

24 Months 12/31 Odd Years Every 2 Years Even

28 including USPAP and NJ Law

New Mexico

Uniform

24 Months 4/30 ½ Even ½ Odd Every 2 Years Even

28 including USPAP

New York

Variable

24 Months Date Licensed Every 2 Years Even

28 including USPAP

North Carolina

Uniform

24 Months 6/1 Even Years By 6/1 Even Years

28 including USPAP

North Dakota

Uniform

24 Months 12/31 ½ Even ½ Odd Every 2 Years Even

28 including USPAP

Ohio

Variable

12 Months Date Licensed Every 2 Years Even

14 Including USPAP

Oklahoma

Variable

36 Months Date Licensed By 12/31 Even Years

42 including USPAP

Oregon

Variable

24 Months Date Licensed Every 2 Years Even

28 including USPAP

Pennsylvania

Uniform

24 Months 6/30 Odd Years Every 2 Years Even

28 including USPAP & RE App Cert Act

Puerto Rico
Rhode Island

Variable

24 Months Date Licensed Every 2 Years Even

28 including USPAP

South Carolina

Uniform

24 Months 5/31 Even Years Every 2 Years Even

28 including USPAP

South Dakota

Uniform

24 Months 8/17 ½ Even ½ Odd By 6/30 Even Years

28 including USPAP

Tennessee

Variable

24 Months Date Licensed Every 2 Years Even

28 including USPAP

Texas

Variable

24 Months Date Licensed Every 2 Years Even

28 including USPAP

Utah

Variable

24 Months Date Licensed Every 2 Years Even

28 including USPAP

Vermont

Uniform

24 Months 5/31 Even Years Every 2 Years Even

28 including USPAP

Virgin Islands

Uniform

12 Months 12/31 Annually Every 2 Years Even

14 including USPAP

Virginia

Variable

24 Months Date Licensed Every 2 Years Even

28 including USPAP

Washington

Variable

24 Months Date Licensed Every 2 Years Even

28 including USPAP

West Virginia

Uniform

12 Months 8/31 Annually Every 2 Years Even

17 including USPAP and WV Law

Wisconsin

Uniform

24 Months 12/15 Odd Years Every 2 Years Even

28 including USPAP

Wyoming

Variable

24 Months Date Licensed By 4/1 Even Years 30 including USPAP

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