State Registered & State Trainee Appraiser Requirements
The following list represents the requirements to obtain a State Registered or State Trainee appraiser classification:
- Must be at least 18 years of age.
- Must be a high school graduate or the holder of a certificate of equivalency.
- Must have successfully completed 90 hours of qualifying courses approved by the Board:
- 30 hours of Basic Appraisal Principals
- 30 hours of Basic Appraisal Procedures
- 15 hours of Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)
- 15 hours of Residential Report Writing and Case Studies
All applicants for the State Trainee classification must have also completed an AQB approved Supervisory/Trainee Course. Applicants for the State Registered classification are not required to complete the Supervisory/Trainee Course to obtain the classification; however, they will need to have completed the course prior to completing any supervised assignments that will be used to meet the experience requirements for obtaining a higher classification level.
You will be required to renew the classification by the last day of your birth month in the calendar year following the calendar year in which you first became registered. For example, if you pay the $125.00 classification fee in November and your birthday is in February, you will pay a renewal fee in February.
All appraisers who hold an Active appraiser classification are required to complete 14 hours of Board approved continuing education during each renewal period. In every two consecutive renewal periods, every appraiser must complete an AQB approved 7-hour USPAP Update course (the 15 hour USPAP Course does not count as a substitute).