Utah Real Estate License Requirements

Your resource for understanding all real estate, appraisal and home inspection state license requirements

Course Search

Utah Real Estate License Requirements

Learn about the Utah education needs for real estate licensing and renewal.

Licensing Board/Commission: Utah Department of Commerce - Utah Real Estate Commission

Utah Real Estate Education Requirements:

  • Utah real estate salesperson license: 120 hours
  • Utah real estate broker license: 120 hours (This includes the 30-hour Utah Law course, the 45-hour Broker Principles (Fundamentals) course and the 45-hour Broker Practices course.)

Utah State Reciprocity

Real estate commissions and boards across the country are adopting policies for a real estate agent in one state to more easily become licensed in another state.

Utah currently has reciprocity agreements with Georgia, Mississippi and Alberta, Canada.

Utah Real Estate Continuing Education (CE) and License Renewal Requirements:

  • Real estate professionals in Utah must renew their real estate licenses every two years in the month their licenses were received
  • Licensees must complete 18 hours of real estate CE classes (9 hours of which must be core courses) by the 15th of the month of expiration in order to renew on time without incurring a $50 late fee

Utah Appraisal License Requirements

The information contained below is designed to provide a summary of the minimum education, experience, and examination requirements established by the Utah Department of Commerce: Division of Real Estate- Appraisal. 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.

Utah Appraisal Licensure Levels:

  • Appraiser Trainee 
  • Licensed Appraiser
  • Certified Residential Appraiser
  • Certified General Appraiser

Utah 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 Associate’s Degree OR 21 college semester hours in specific subject matters is also required. 
  • For Certified General level: A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree OR 30 college semester hours in specific subject matters is also required. 
  • Satisfactory completion of the state examination
  • Submit application, required documents, and associated fees. 

Utah Appraisal Education Requirements:

  • 75 hours for the Appraiser 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)
  • 150 hours for the Licensed Appraiser which include the same hour requirement as the Appraiser Trainee level AND:  Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use (15 hours), Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach (15 hours), Residential Report Writing and Case Studies (15 Hours), Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approach (30 hours)
  • 200 Hours for the Certified Residential Appraiser which consist of the same 150 hours of Licensed Appraiser education AND: 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 Appraiser which includes the same 200 hours for the Certified Residential Appraiser education AND: Income Property Appraisal (60 hours), General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies (10 hours), General Appraiser Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use (15 hours)

Experience Requirements:

  • Appraiser Trainee – No experience required
  • Licensed Appraiser – 2000 hours in no less than 12 months 
  • Certified Residential Appraiser – 2500 hours in no less than 24 months
  • Certified General Appraiser – 3000 hours in no less than 30 months with at least 1500 hours of experience in non-residential appraisals 

Utah Appraisal Continuing Education Requirements:

  • All appraiser licenses expire two years from the date of issuance
  • All appraisers are required to complete 28 hours of continuing education during the two year cycle 
  • 7 hours must cover the USPAP Update course or its equivalent

Utah Home Inspection Requirements

Learn about the home inspection courses and qualifications needed for certification and renewal in Utah. 

Requirements to Become an Utah Home Inspector: There are no current requirements

Home Inspection License Expiration: N/A

Home Inspection Continuing Education Requirements: No CE currently required