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Renewing Your Classification

Continuing Education Requirements

All active appraisers must complete 14 hours of Board-approved CE during each annual renewal period. In every two consecutive renewal periods, every appraiser must complete an AQB approved 7 hour USPAP course (the 15 hour USPAP Course does not count as a substitute).

Board approved appraiser schools will electronically post CE courses on to your record. Prior to renewing, use the Online Transactions section of the website to verify that all CE credits are posted. If CE credits are missing, call the school where you took the course.

If all required CE credits are not posted to your record, you have the option to renew to an inactive status. Once the CE credits are completed and posted on your record, you can return to an active status by submitting an Appraiser Change Application.

In lieu of meeting Georgia's CE requirements, non-resident appraisers who have met the CE requirements in their state of residence may fax a copy of their current appraiser classification or pocket card to 404-656-6650 or attach it as an e-mail. Please allow 7-10 days for us to place the information on your record.

About On-Line Renewals

Prior to renewing online, each appraiser must submit a “secure and verifiable document” for identification purposes and a “notarized affidavit” as detailed in the Lawful Presence Verification form. This information is only required to be submitted once, so if it is already on file at GREAB, you do not need to re-submit it information for future renewals.

Click here to access the Lawful Presence Verification form

The documents may be submitted to the GREAB either in person, via fax to 404-656-6650, via e-mail at verify@grec.state.ga.us , via courier, or via U.S. mail. The information must be legible in order to be processed.

Please allow 3-5 business days from the submission of your information for the GREAB staff to notate your license record, so that you will be able to renew online.

You can renew your classification 24 hours a day, seven days a week, up to 120 days (4 months) prior to the renewal date. You must renew by midnight of your renewal due date to avoid lapsing and incurring a late fee.

You will need a password to renew online. If you already have a password for the online transactions, use the same password. If you do not, click here for instructions on how to establish a password.

No Grace Period

There is NO grace period if the due date falls on a weekend or holiday.

Online Classification Renewal

If You Missed the Renewal Date

Less Than One Year

If you missed the classification renewal date, your classification is considered “lapsed” and you will need to “reinstate” the classification. You will be able to reinstate your classification online and a late fee will be charged.

Prior to reinstating a license online each appraiser, must submit a “secure and verifiable document”  for identification purposes and a “notarized affidavit” as detailed in the Lawful Presence Verification form.

Click here to access the Lawful Presence Verification form

This information must be submitted to the GREC either in person, via fax to 404/656-6650, via e-mail at verify@grec.state.ga.us , via courier, or via U.S. mail. The information must be legible.

Please allow five business days from the submission of your information for the GREC to notate your license record so that you will be able to reinstate online.

You will be reinstated to an active status online only if:

In all other situations your classification will be reinstated to an inactive status.

If you are reinstated to an inactive status, all required CE credits must be completed and posted to your record before you can hold an active classification. To change your classification status from inactive to active, please submit an Appraiser Change Application.

Online Classification Renewal

More Than One Year

You will NOT be able to reinstate your classification online.

You will need to reinstate using an Appraiser Reinstatement Application and a late fee will be charged.

All required continuing education (CE) credits must be completed and posted to your record before you can hold an active classification.

After the board processes your application, a new wall license and pocket card will be mailed to you within two business days.