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The Board may accept a course of study to satisfy pre-licensing education requirements for certification or licensing established by the Act or by the rules if the Board has determined that the course is related to real estate appraisal and was:

  • offered by an accredited college or university, or was approved by the Appraiser Qualification Board under its course approval process as a qualifying education course; and
  • at least 15 classroom hours in duration, which must include successful completion of an examination.

Qualifying (pre-licensure) Education Requirements by License Type 

(as of January 1, 2015)
License Type Education requirements
Appraiser Trainee

75 hours of specific AQB required Core Curriculum courses as well as a Board approved Appraiser Trainee/Supervisory Appraiser Course (79 hours TOTAL):

  • Basic Appraisal Principles (30 hours)
  • Basic Appraisal Procedures (30 hours)
  • 15-Hour National USPAP or Equivalent (15 hours)
  • Appraiser Trainee/Supervisory Appraiser Course (4 hours)
Licensed Residential Real Estate Appraiser

An Associate's Degree or higher OR Thirty (30) semester credit hours from an accredited college or university AND

150 TOTAL hours of specific AQB required Core Curriculum courses:

  • Basic Appraisal Principles (30 Hours)
  • Basic Appraisal Procedures (30 Hours)
  • 15-Hour National USPAP or Equivalent (15 Hours)
  • Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use (15 Hours)
  • Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach (15 Hours)
  • Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches (30 Hours)
  • Residential Report Writing and Case Studies (15 Hours)
Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser

A Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited college or university AND

200 TOTAL hours of specific AQB required Core Curriculum courses:

  • Basic Appraisal Principles (30 Hours)
  • Basic Appraisal Procedures (30 Hours)
  • 15-Hour National USPAP or Equivalent (15 Hours)
  • Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use (15 Hours)
  • Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach (15 Hours)
  • Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches (30 Hours)
  • Residential Report Writing and Case Studies (15 Hours)
  • Statistics, Modeling and Finance (15 Hours)
  • Advanced Residential Applications and Case Studies (15 Hours)
  • Appraisal Subject Matter Electives (20 Hours)
Certified General Real Estate Appraiser

A Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited college or university AND

300 TOTAL hours of specific AQB required Core Curriculum courses:

  • Basic Appraisal Principles (30 Hours)
  • Basic Appraisal Procedures (30 Hours)
  • 15-Hour National USPAP or Equivalent (15 Hours)
  • General Appraiser Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use (30 Hours)
  • General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach (30 Hours)
  • General Appraiser Sales Comparison Approaches (30 Hours)
  • General Appraiser Sales Income Approaches (60 Hours)
  • General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies (30 Hours)
  • Statistics, Modeling and Finance (15 Hours)
  • Appraisal Subject Matter Electives (30 Hours)