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Student Appraiser Guide

Real property appraising can be an exciting and rewarding profession and we are pleased by your interest. This guide was created for student appraisers (those individuals who are new to the field) and for those who are changing from one real property appraiser credential to another.

We developed this guide to help you:

  1. Better understand the requirements for becoming a credentialed appraiser;
  2. Make you aware of how this regulatory system works;
  3. Make you aware of the changes to minimum criteria that are effective in 2008;
  4. Give you some tools to keep good records of your progress in meeting requirements; and
  5. Provide additional resources to help answer your questions.

As you will soon learn, AQB requirements (the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria) are just the beginning. Each state must, at a minimum, meet these minimum requirements for Certified Residential and Certified General classifications. The utilization of the Licensed or Trainee categories are optional. Furthermore, all states have the option to implement higher standards, and all have unique structures, rules and regulations.

Confused? We thought so. Hopefully, after reviewing the material provided, you will understand more about the process, the responsibilities of your state regulatory agency, and what you must do to successfully meet our goals.


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