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Types of Appraiser Classifications

Georgia issues the following appraiser classifications:

State Registered Real Property Appraiser

A registered appraiser may perform appraisals on any type of property except when the purpose of the appraisal is for use in a federally related financial transaction.

If you have never held a classification, you will begin as a State Registered Real Property Appraiser. You may then become a licensed or certified appraiser.

State Licensed Real Property Appraiser

A licensed appraiser may perform any appraisal that is not to be used in a federally related financial transaction and may perform appraisals for use in a federally related financial transaction in the following categories:

  1. Non-complex one to four unit residential properties where the value of the financial transaction does not exceed $1,000,000.00 and
  2. Any type of property where the transaction value is less than $250,000.00.

In federally related transactions licensed appraisers may not appraise real estate where a development analysis/appraisal is necessary and utilized.

State Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser

A certified residential appraiser may perform any appraisal that is not to be used in a federally related financial transaction and may perform appraisals for use in a federally related financial transaction in the following categories:

  1. One to four residential units without regard to transaction value or complexity and
  2. Any type of property where the transaction value is less than $250,000.00.

State Certified General Real Property Appraiser

A certified general appraiser may appraise any type of property for any purpose.

You can download the Summary of Permitted Appraisal Activity in Adobe PDF format.