Get Your Florida Real Estate Appraiser License
Become a Florida real estate appraiser with AQB-approved online appraisal courses
Basic Appraisal Principles
Basic Appraisal Procedures
2018-2019 15-Hour Equivalent USPAP Course
Complete with 75 hours of the new Associate Real Estate Appraiser Qualification Criteria for Florida, this package includes three courses: Basic Appraisal Principles, Basic Appraisal Procedures, and the 2018-2019 15-Hour Equivalent USPAP Course. Also included in this package is the USPAP Manual eBook.P.
The information contained below is designed to provide a summary of the minimum education, experience, and examination requirements established by the Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board. The information provided below can be found on the Board’s website. However, we recommend you contact the Board for more detailed information and for any changes which may have occurred.
Florida Appraisal Licensure Levels:
- Registered Trainee Appraiser
- Certified Residential Appraiser
- Certified General Appraiser
Florida Appraisal Licensure Requirements:
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Must have a high school diploma or its equivalent
- Must meet the educational requirement for the applying level of licensure
- Must meet the experience requirement for the applying level of licensure
- For Certified Residential level: A minimum of an Associates Degree OR 21 college semester hours in specific subject matters is also required.
- For Certified General level: A minimum of a Bachelors Degree OR 30 college semester hours in specific subject matters is also required.
- Satisfactory completion of the state examination
- Submit application, required documentation (including fingerprint card) and associated fees
Florida Appraisal Education Requirements:
- 100 hours for the Registered Trainee which consist of the following courses: Basic Appraisal Principles (30 hours), Basic Appraisal Procedures (30 hours), 15 Hour National USPAP Course or its equivalent (15 hours) Residential Report Writing (15 hours), Florida Law, Rules and Procedures (15)
- 200 Hours for the Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser which consist of the same 100 hours of Registered Trainee education AND: Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use (15 hours), Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach (15 hours), Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approach (30 hours) Statistics, Modeling and Finance (15 hours), Advanced Residential Application and Case Studies (15 hours), Appraisal Subject Matter Electives (20 hours)
- 300 hours for the Certified General Real Property Appraiser which includes the same 200 hours for the Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser education AND: General Appraiser Sales Comparison and Income Approach (15 hours), General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach (15 hours), General Appraiser Income Approach (45 hours), General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies (10 hours), General Appraiser Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use (15 hours)
- Registered Trainee Appraiser – no work experience requirement
- Certified Residential Appraiser - 2500 hours over at least 24 months since the first appraisal
- Certified General Appraiser - 3000 hours gained continuously over at least 30 months since the first appraisal
Florida Appraisal Post-License Requirements:
- All trainee appraisers that wish to remain in the trainee category must complete 45 hours of post-licensing education inclusive of the 15 hour USPAP course or its equivalent and the 3 hour Florida Law Update
- This requirement must be completed by the second renewal period following the issuance of the license
Florida Appraisal Continuing Education Requirements:
- All licensees must complete 30 hours of continuing education every 2 years.
- A minimum of 3 hours must be dedicated to a review and update of the FL Real Estate Appraisal Law and Board Rules, and provide an introduction to other state and federal laws affecting real estate appraisals
- At least 7 hours of this requirement must cover the USPAP Update course or its equivalent