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Appraiser Certification Program

Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) Education Requirements

The table below shows the Appraiser Qualifications Board's education requirements for holding a valid appraiser credential at each level of certification, along with the requirements for upgrading certification to the next level. Shaded areas indicate no additional hours in the coursework listed to the left is required for that level of certification.

Education Requirements for State-Registered Appraisers
(75 Hours Required)
Number of Hours Required
to Obtain the Credential
Numbers of Hours Required to Upgrade
if Appraiser Already Holds Credential as a ...
Course Content
State-Registered
N/A
State-Licensed State-Certified Residential State-Certified General
Basic Appraisal Principles 30        
Basic Appraisal Procedures 30        
National USPAP 15-hour 15        

 

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Education Requirements for State-Licensed Appraisers
(150 Hours Required)
Number of Hours Required
to Obtain the Credential
Numbers of Hours Required to Upgrade if Appraiser Already Holds Credential as a ...
Course Content
State-
Registered
State-Licensed
N/A
State-Certified Residential State-
Certified
General
Basic Appraisal Principles 30        
Basic Appraisal Procedures 30        
National USPAP 15-hour 15        
Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use 15 15      
Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach 15 15      
Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches 30 30      
Residential Report Writing and Case Studies 15 15      

Effective July 1, 2014 college level course requirements: 30 semester credit hours.

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Education Requirements for State-Certified Residential Appraisers
(200 Hours Required)
Number of Hours Required
to Obtain the Credential
Numbers of Hours Required to Upgrade if Appraiser Already Holds Credential as a ...
Course Content
State-Registered
State-Licensed State-Certified Residential (N/A) State-Certified General
Basic Appraisal Principles 30        
Basic Appraisal Procedures 30        
National USPAP 15-hour 15        
Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use 15 15      
Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach 15 15      
Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches 30 30      
Residential Report Writing and Case Studies 15 15      
Statistics, Modeling and Finance 15 15 15    
Advanced Residential Applications and Case
Studies
15 15 15    
Appraisal Subject Matter Electives (May include hours above required hours in other modules.) 20 20 20    

Effective July 1, 2014 College-level course requirements: bachelor's degree or higher.

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Education Requirements for State-Certified General Appraisers
(300 Hours Required)
Number of Hours Required
to Obtain the Credential
Numbers of Hours Required to Upgrade if Appraiser Already Holds Credential as a ...
Course Content
State-Registered
State-Licensed State-Certified Residential State-Certified General
Basic Appraisal Principles 30        
Basic Appraisal Procedures 30        
National USPAP 15-hour 15        
General Appraisal Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use 30 30 15 15  
General Appraiser Sales Comparison Approach 30 30 15 15  
General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach 30 30 15 15  
General Appraiser Income Approach 60 60 45 45  
General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies 30 30 15 10  
Statistics, Modeling, and Finance 15 15 15    
Appraisal Subject Matter Electives (May Include hours above in other modules.) 30 30 30    

Effective July 1, 2014 College-level course requirements: bachelor's degree or higher.

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