State Appraiser Regulatory Agencies

Each US state or territory has a State Appraiser Regulatory Agency that is responsible for certifying and licensing real estate appraisers and supervising their appraisal-related activities, as required by federal law.

The US Congress passed the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA), more commonly known as the Savings and Loan Bailout Bill. Title XI of FIRREA set up a real estate appraiser regulatory system involving federal and state government and The Appraisal Foundation (Foundation).

The Appraisal Subcommittee  (ASC) of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council monitors and reviews the work of The Foundation. The Committee also maintains oversight authority over the states to ensure the minimum qualifying criteria to license and certify real estate appraisers are implemented and that appraisers are held to a professional set of ethical standards. 

To learn more about the Foundation's role in real estate appraiser regulation, please visit the state appraiser regulatory agency resource webpage.

State Appraiser Regulatory Agency Contact Information 

Alabama Real Estate Appraisers Board 334-242-8747
Alaska Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers 907-465-2542
Arizona Department of Insurance and Financial Institutions 602-771-2800
Arkansas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board 501-296-1843
California Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers 916-552-9000
Colorado Board of Real Estate Appraisers 303-894-2166
Connecticut Real Estate Appraisal Commission 860-713-6150
DC Board of Appraisers 202-442-4320
Delaware Real Estate Appraiser Certification 302-739 4522
Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board 850-487-1395
Georgia Real Estate Appraiser Board 404-656-3916
Guam Department of Revenue and Taxation  671-635-1844
Hawaii Appraisal Advisory Committee 808-586-2704
Idaho Certified Real Estate Appraiser Board 208-334-3233
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation 217-785-0800
Indiana Real Estate Appraiser Certification Board 317-232-2980
Iowa Real Estate Appraiser Examining Board 515-725-9022
Kansas Real Estate Appraisal Board 785-296-6736
Kentucky Real Estate Appraisers Board 859-543-8943
Louisiana Real Estate Appraisers Board 225-925-1923
Maine Board of Real Estate Appraisers 207-624-8520
Maryland State Commission of Real Estate Appraisers 410-230-6165
Massachusetts Board of Registration of Real Estate Appraisers 617-727-3055
Michigan Real Estate Appraisers Board 517 373-8068
Minnesota Real Estate Appraisers Advisory Board 651-296-6319
Mississippi Appraisal Board 601-932-9191
Missouri State Real Estate Appraisers Commission 573-751-0038
Montana Board of Real Estate Appraisers 406-841-2381
Nebraska Real Estate Appraiser Board 402-471-9015
Nevada Real Estate Appraisal Commission 775-687-4280
New Hampshire Real Estate Appraiser Board 603-271-6186
New Jersey Board of Real Estate Appraisers 973-504-6480
New Mexico Real Estate Appraisers Board 505-476-4860
New York State Board of Real Estate Appraisal 518-473-2728
North Carolina Real Estate Appraisal Board 919-870-4854
North Dakota Real Estate Appraisal Qualification And Ethics Board 701-222-1051
Northern Mariana Islands Professional Licensing  670-664-4808
Ohio Real Estate Appraiser Board 614-466-4100
Oklahoma Real Estate Appraiser Board 405-521-6636
Oregon Appraiser Certification & Licensure Board 503-485-2555
Pennsylvania State Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers 717-783-4866
Puerto Rico Board of Real Estate Appraisers 787-723-2121
Rhode Island Real Estate Appraisers Board 401-462-9548
South Carolina Appraiser Board 803-896-4400
South Dakota Appraiser Certification Program 605-773-3803
Tennessee Real Estate Appraiser Commission 615-741-1831
Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board 512-936-3001
Utah Real Estate Appraiser & Licensing and Certification Board 801-530-6747
Vermont Real Estate Appraisal Board 802-828-3228
Virginia Real Estate Appraiser Board 804-367-8552
Virgin Islands Department of Licensing & Consumer Affairs 340-774-3130
Washington Real Estate Appraiser Advisory Committee 360-664-6504
West Virginia Real Estate Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board 304-558-3919
Wisconsin Appraiser Board 608-266-5511
Wyoming Real Estate Appraiser Certification Board  307-777-7141