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Opening a Real Estate Appraisal Schools

The Georgia Real Estate Appraisers Board is responsible for approving and regulating all approved appraisal schools. Only approved schools may offer courses. No organization, instructor, course developer or speaker may offer a course for credit by the Board unless it is an approved school or an approved school offers the course.

A real estate appraisal school may be a proprietary organization or business school existing primarily to offer courses. A school may be an appraisal trade association, an individual appraisal instructor, a mortgage company, or the continuing education department of a college or technical school.

The information provided in this section of the site provides an overview of the requirements and application procedures for opening a real estate appraisal school. Prior to completing an application to open a school, an applicant must read the Appraiser Education Manual and the Rules & Regulations for Appraisal Schools.

Application Requirements

To open a new real estate appraisal school, the applicant must submit the Appraisal School Application to the Board. A cashiers check or money order for $95 payable to the Georgia Real Estate Appraisers Board must accompany the application. In addition to the name and address of the school or person offering appraisal course(s), the application must include as detailed in section 539-3-02 of the Rules & Regulations:

The Board shall approve, disapprove or request further information on all applications for instructor approval within 60 days of the receipt of a completed application. Upon approval, the Board issues a number to the school which is designated as the school code. The school code must be on all records certifying students in approved courses. The Board requires the code on renewal applications and other communications between the school and the Board.

Maintaining & Renewing Approval

The Board approves schools through December 31st of each year. A school renews its approval by December 31st of each year. Prior to renewal, the Board provides a renewal application for each school renewing in December. Each school may renew online through the online services section of this site or by returning the paper application with the appropriate fee. The renewal fee for a school is $70.00 for online renewals and $95.00 for paper renewals.

If your school approval has lapsed, you can apply for reinstatement with the Appraisal School Approval Reinstatement Form.