What is the AQB?
The AQB is an independent board of The Appraisal Foundation. Under the provisions
of Title XI of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of
1989 (FIRREA), the AQB establishes the minimum education, experience and examination
requirements for real property appraisers to obtain a state certification. To learn
more about the AQB, click here.
The current AQB minimum education criteria are outlined in the table below. In addition
to required education hours, there is also a uniform state licensing/certification
examination and a college degree requirement for the certified levels.
Minimum Criteria for Appraisal Education Hours
Licensed Residential Real Property Appraiser
Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser
Certified General Real Property Appraiser
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Please note: These are minimum criteria; states have the option
requiring more hours than listed. It is imperative that you understand your state
requirements. Many states may require more than the minimum required hours. For
more information about your state's requirements,
contact your state regulatory agency.
If you are a trainee looking for a supervising appraiser, the supervising appraiser
must be either a certified residential or certified general appraiser in good standing
and not subject to any disciplinary action within the last two years that affect
the supervising appraiser's legal eligibility to practice appraisal.
The AQB has set the following minimum criteria for experience:
Hours of Experience Required
Subject to direct supervision by a supervising appraiser who is certified in good
Appraisal Institute courses do an excellent job to prepare you to pass state examinations
to become licensed or certified. Our courses reinforce real estate appraisal theory
and concepts by presenting and applying them to real-world problems and case studies.
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