Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria

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).

Important Note
: On February 1, 2018, the AQB adopted changes to the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria that went into effect on May 1, 2018. Individual states may choose to implement on or after May 1, 2018 (but may opt to keep the current Criteria in place). It is important for individuals to check with their state regulatory agencies to determine what the requirements are in their state.

New: Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria (effective May 1, 2018)
NewSummary of Changes to the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria (effective May 1, 2018
New: Student Tracking Form
Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria Q&As 
National Uniform Licensing and Certification Examination