Appraiser Qualifications Board
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 Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria (Criteria), or the minimum education, experience and examination requirements for real property appraisers to obtain a state certification. Twice a year, the AQB issues Q&As on the Criteria to be used as guidance for state regulatory agencies and the public. The AQB issues Exposure Drafts on proposed changes to the Criteria and obtains feedback at public meetings throughout the year in various regions of the country.
The AQB also establishes Personal Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria, or the minimum education, experience, and examination requirements for sponsoring membership organizations of The Appraisal Foundation who confer personal property designations. In addition, the AQB performs a number of ancillary duties related to real property and personal property appraiser qualifications, including administration of the Course Approval Program (CAP), the Real Estate Degree Review Program and the Instructor Certification Course (ICC) and Instructor Recertification Course (IRC).
To view recent AQB Q&As, please visit our Q&A webpage.
Current Board Members
The AQB is composed of five to nine members who are appointed by the BOT and may serve up to eight years. Activities of the Board are directed by the Chair, who is appointed by the BOT for a one-year term.
Mark A. Lewis, Chair
John F. Ryan, Vice Chair
Shawn L. Telford
View past AQB members here.
For any questions please contact AQB@appraisalfoundation.org.