Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria

Under the provisions of Title XI of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA), the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) establishes the minimum education, experience, and examination requirements for real property appraisers to obtain a state license or certification.

State appraiser regulatory agencies are required to implement real property appraiser licensing and certification requirements that are no less stringent than those issued by the AQB in the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria (Criteria).

At its December 2011 Public Meeting, the AQB adopted changes to the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria that became effective January 1, 2015.  A link to the Criteria, a summary of the changes, Q&As and Supervisory Appraiser/Trainee Appraiser Course PowerPoint slides (for education provider use) can be found below. 

The AQB held an online public briefing on August 25, 2016 to discuss potential changes to the Criteria. To review this 90-minute video, please click here

Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria 
Summary of Changes to the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria (effective January 1, 2015
Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria Q&As 
National Uniform Licensing and Certification Examination