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Certified Residential Appraiser

The Certified General Real Property Appraiser classification qualifies the appraiser to appraise all types of real property.  All Certified General appraisers must comply with the COMPETENCY RULE of USPAP.

1. Required Education & Experience

College Level Education: You will be required to have a bachelor’s degree or higher or meet one of the other options for college-level credit which can be found on the Department’s website here.

Qualifying Education: You will need to complete the required 200 hours of qualifying education, appraisers holding a valid Arizona Trainee Appraiser credential will only need to complete the additional 125 required hours of qualifying education and appraisers holding a valid Licensed Residential Appraiser credential will only need to complete the 50 hrs additional qualifying education classes. The 15-hour USPAP course must have been taken within the last two years.

Experience: You must complete and log one thousand five hundred (1,500) hours of experience, in no fewer than 12 months. All experience must be acquired within ten years immediately preceding the filing of the application

Classroom Courses

Online Courses

2. Fingerprint Clearance Card

All students are required to obtain a fingerprint clearance card through the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS)., as part of the Appraisal licensing process.  Learn more!

3. Submit Application

Submit all the required documentation once you’ve completed the additional education and experience, you must apply with the State to become a Certified Registered Appraiser. Read More!

4. Pass the Exam

Once you’ve submitted your application and the Department finds your application to be complete you will be provided information to take the AQB Approved National Examination.

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