Arizona Appraisal State Requirements
The information contained below is designed to provide a summary of the minimum education, experience and examination requirements established by the Arizona Real Estate Appraiser Board.
The information can be found in the Arizona Revised Statutes and Administrative Code. However, we recommend that you contact the Appraisal Board for more detailed information.
Levels of Licensure:
- Licensed Residential Appraiser
- Certified Residential Appraiser
- Certified General Appraiser
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Must not have had a license or certificate denied within one year immediately preceding the application.
- Must not have had a license or certificate revoked within two years immediately preceding the application.
- Must not have committed any crimes involving dishonesty and moral turpitude
- Must provide documentation of meeting the education requirement for that level of licensure
- Must provide documentation of meeting the experience requirement for that level of licensure
- For Certified Residential level: Provide proof of satisfactory completion of either a 2 year associates degree or higher, OR a total of 21 semester hours consisting of: English Composition; Principles of Economics, (either Macro or Micro); Finance; Algebra; Geometry or higher mathematics; Statistics; Computer Science; and either Business Law or Real Estate Law
- For Certified General level: Provide proof of satisfactory completion of either a 4 year bachelors degree or higher, OR a total of 30 semester hours consisting of: English Composition; Micro Economics, Macro Economics; Finance; Algebra; Geometry or higher mathematics; Statistics; Computer Science; and either Business Law or Real Estate Law. Also must include any 2 or the following courses: Accounting; Geography; Agricultural Economics; Business Management. Or Real Estate
- Take and pass the state examination
- Submit the application, all required documents, and associated fees
On February 20, 2004, the Appraiser Qualifications Board of The Appraisal Foundation adopted changes to the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria that went into effect on January 1, 2008. These changes represent the minimum national requirements that each state must implement for individuals applying for a real estate appraiser license or certification as of January 1, 2008. The Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria and Interpretations of the Criteria provides in depth information on the new criteria and may be accessed by clicking the hyperlink or is available on The Appraisal Foundation website. The educational hour requirements for AZ are:
- 150 hours for the Licensed Residential Appraiser which consist of:
- Basic Appraisal Principles (30 hours)
- Basic Appraisal Procedures (30 hours)
- The 15 Hour National USPAP course or its equivalent (15 hours)
- Residential Report Writing and Case Studies (15 hours)
- Residential Market Analysis and Highest & Best Use (15 hours)
- Residential Appraiser Site Valuation & Cost Approach (15 hours)
- Residential Sales Comparison & Income Approach (30 hours)
- 200 hours for the Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser
- 300 hours for Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser
- Licensed Residential Appraiser - 2000 hours in not less than 18 months
- Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser - 2500 hours in not less than 24 months
- Certified General Real Property Appraiser - 3000 hours in not less than 30 months with at least 1500 hours of experience in non-residential appraisals
- All licensees must complete 28 hours of continuing education within the two year renewal cycle
- Continuing education courses taken through distance education may not exceed 75% of the 28 hours
- The same course cannot be repeated as use for CE credit within a renewal cycle.
- Of the 28 hours, 7 must cover the National USPAP Update course or its equivalent