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As a Certified General Appraiser, you must renew your license every two years. A renewal notice will be sent out about 90 days before your expiration date.  You may renew your license up to six months after the expiration date. After six months, you may apply for reinstatement of your license. 

What do I have to do to renew my General Certification? 

Education Requirements

You must complete approved Appraiser Continuing Education (ACE) courses as part of the renewal process. After completing your course work, you are welcome to submit a course evaluation.

  • Complete 28 hours of approved ACE courses for each two year renewal. The 28 hours must include an approved 7 hour National USPAP Update course and must be completed during the two year period before the expiration date.
  • Supervisory Appraisers must complete an approved Appraiser Trainee/Supervisory Appraiser course within four years of your current license expiration date to continue to supervise or relationships with your Appraiser Trainees will be terminated and Appraiser Trainees with one supervisor will be made inactive.
  • Courses may not be repeated for credit within a two year period. Courses do not carry forward to future renewals.

Fingerprint Requirements

If you have not submitted your fingerprints for TALCB or TREC with a previous renewal or application, you must be fingerprinted for a criminal background check.

Submitting an Application for Renewal

You can renew your General Certification in one of two ways:

Renewal is only available 90 days before the expiration date of the license. All requirements for renewal must be postmarked no later than the expiration date.

ACE Extension

A license holder who is unable to complete the 28 hours of continuing education may request an extension of education requirements by renewing the license AND submitting the ACE Extension Request form along with an additional $200.00 fee.

An extension must be submitted by the expiration date. Persons granted a 60-day extension may not perform appraisals in federally-related transactions and will be reported as non-AQB compliant on the National Registry. The education must be completed within 60 days of the extension expiration date or the certification will automatically be placed on inactive status and supervision of any trainees will be terminated. Completion of the required ACE courses must be reflected in the license holder's electronic license record.

Requesting Active and Inactive Status

Requesting Inactive Status

Requesting Active Status

  • Satisfy 28 hours of appraiser continuing education for each two-year renewal period the certification has been inactive, which must include the 7-hour National USPAP Update course.
  • Submit the Request for Active status.
  • Pay the required National Registry fee and active status fee.

License Reinstatement

If your license has been expired more than six months, you may apply for reinstatement of the license by submitting the Application for Reinstatement and meeting the following education and experience requirements.

  • Complete 14 hours of appraiser continuing education for each year since the last renewal of your previous license.
  • Submit experience logs demonstrating a minimum of 10 non-residential appraisal reports or 300 hours of non-residential real estate appraisal experience, whichever is more.
  • Produce copies of work files and an appraisal report for all reported experience. If your license has been expired more than 5 years or you do not have work files, you may apply for an Appraiser Trainee authorization to gain the minimum experience required.