Frequently Asked Questions - Certified General Real Property Appraiser

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I currently hold a trainee license.  Will I be required to have a college degree to upgrade my license to certified general real property appraiser after 01/01/2008?
Answer:  yes, the new 2008 criteria requires a bachelors degree to upgrade to the certified general appraiser level.

I don’t have a college degree, are there any exceptions to the degree requirement?
Answer:  in lieu of a degree, the AQB will allow 30 semester hours for the bachelors degree.  The specific courses are listed at the appraisal foundation web site:

If I have a degree or have met the semester hours listed above in lieu of degree, do I have to take the core curriculum appraiser courses as well?
Answer:  yes.  The core curriculum courses for the certified general appraiser license is as follows:

  • 30 hours basic appraisal principles
  • 30 hours basic appraisal procedures
  • 15 hours the 15-hour national USPAP course or its equivalent
  • 30 hours general appraiser market analysis and highest and best use
  • 15 hours statistics, modeling and finance
    30 hours general appraiser sales comparison approach
  • 30 hours general appraiser site valuation and cost approach
  • 60 hours general appraiser income approach
  • 30 hours general appraiser report writing and case studies
  • appraisal subject matter electives
    30 hours (may include hours over minimum shown above in other modules)
  • 300 hours

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Is my application confidential?

No. With the exception of Social Security Number, all application information is public. Contact information provided to the Board is posted on our website.

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Last Updated: March 5, 2014