Appraiser Applicant Experience Requirements
Upon the filing of an application for examination, an applicant must submit a detailed Appraisal Experience Log on forms prescribed by the Board documenting real property appraisal experience.
An applicant may count experience only if:
- he or she earned that experience while holding a classification in Georgia or in another state;
- the appraisal experience conforms to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice and any requirements of the Board's Substantive regulation 539-1-.16;
- the applicant is able to document for each appraisal report the type of property appraised, the date of the report, the address of the property, a description of the work performed, the number of hours worked, and the name and signature of the supervising appraiser .
- A State Trainee or State Registered appraiser must have completed an AQB approved Supervisory/Trainee course prior to completing any experience used to move up in classification after January 1, 2015.
Specific experience requirements for each classification are as follows:
State Trainee or State Registered – No experience is required.
State Licensed – 2,000 hours of qualifying experience in no fewer than 12 months.
State Certified Residential – 2,500 hours of qualifying experience, gained over a period of at least 24 months, of which at least 25% must be in complex one to four unit residential appraisal work.
State Certified General – 3,000 hours of qualifying experience, gained over a period of at least 30 months, of which at least 50% must be in non-residential appraisal work.