Frequently Asked Questions - Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser

Click HERE to view general questions regarding the Office of Professional & Occupational Regulation.

I currently hold a trainee license.  Will I be required to have a college degree to upgrade my license to certified residential real property appraiser after 01/01/2015?
Answer:  Yes, the new 2015 criteria requires a Bachelor's degree to upgrade to the certified residential appraiser level.

I don’t have a college degree, are there any exceptions to the degree requirement?
Answer: No

If I have a degree, do I have to take the core curriculum appraiser courses as well?
Answer:  Yes.  The core curriculum courses for the certified residential 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
  • 15 hours residential market analysis and highest and best use
  • 15 hours residential appraiser site valuation and cost approach
  • 30 hours residential sales comparison and income approaches
  • 15 hours residential report writing and case studies
  • 15 hours statistics, modeling and finance
  • 15 hours advanced residential applications and case studies
  • 20 Appraisal subject matter electives hours (may include hours over minimum shown above in other modules)
  • 200 hours            

Click here to see a list of approved education providers.

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.

Consumer Questions

If you cannot find the answer to your question, click HERE to send an e-mail message to the Board of Real Estate Appraisers.



Last Updated: February 19, 2015