Board of Real Estate Appraisers - Frequently Asked Questions - Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser

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?

I don’t have a college degree, are there any exceptions to the degree requirement?
Yes. See Degree Equivalency Chart (PDF).

If I have a degree, do I have to take the core curriculum appraiser courses as well?
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. Once at the Appraisal Foundation web site, click on the "Resources" tab.

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.