All applicants for licensure/certification in any real estate appraiser classification must meet the following requirements in addition to those requirements set forth in Sections 300, 350, and 400. All applicants for trainee registration must meet the following requirements regarding education in addition to those requirements set forth in Rule 430.

NOTICE: Effective January 1, 2008, the education requirements for licensure will change. A Criteria Implementation DVD video stream is now available on the Foundation web site. Please click the link below to view any part (or all) of the approximately 3-hour DVD produced by the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB).


Visitors can choose to view a particular section or download the entire material (available in two parts). Credit toward the classroom hour pre-licensure requirement may only be granted where the length of the educational offering is at least fifteen (15) hours, and the individual successfully completes an examination pertinent to the educational offering. Credit for the pre-licensure education requirement may be obtained from the following:

Colleges or Universities

Community or Junior Colleges

Appraisal Qualification Board

State or Federal Agencies or Commissions

Various appraisal courses may be credited toward the classroom hour education requirement. Applicants must demonstrate that their education involved coverage of all topics described in the Board rules specific to the license level being applied for. Licensed Residential and Certified Residential must include emphasis in one (1) to four (4) unit residential properties; Certified General must include emphasis in nonresidential properties.

Advanced courses usually require an introductory or basic course as a prerequisite. Typically classes titled "Introductory," "Basic," or "Principles" will not meet the requirements for upgraded licensure.

Courses may be approved for pre-licensure education (PL) or continuing education (CE) or both (PL/CE). 

Board Approved Courses

National USPAP Instructors & Courses

Provider Information

Providers wishing to have other courses and/or instructors approved by the Board must submit FOR EACH COURSE:

Please identify whether your course offering is for pre-licensure education, continuing education, or both. NOTE: New Course Provider Requirements as of January 1, 2008.

You may e-mail any questions concerning the education requirements to the Bureau.