California Office of Real Estate Appraisers issues warning regarding license renewal notices


October 23, 2012

The California Office of Real Estate Appraisers (OREA) recently sent out an important notice regarding license renewal notices. We have entered the text of the email from that notice below;

As a result of technical issues The Office of Real Estate Appraisers (OREA) has not been sending out Real Estate License Renewal Notice Letters.  We are currently working on the issue, however we do not expect an immediate fix for this technical problem.  We estimate the issue will be resolved by November 1, 2012.

All Licensees are expected to be aware of their license expiration date and the renewal cycle associated with the expiration date.  Please be advised that there are two different renewal cycles for your license.  Licensees can identify the specific licensing period by clicking on the search for appraiser button below.

Once the Licensee has searched their license number or name, the renewal type will be identified as either: "USPAP" (only) or "Full CE"

If the Licensee has identified the renewal type as "USPAP", then the Licensee must send in the following information for renewal:

Renewal Application (OREA form REA3012)
Continuing Education Attachment (OREA form REA3017)
Proof of course completion certificate for a 7-Hour USPAP course taken within the licensing period.

If the Licensee has identified the renewal type as "Full CE", then the Licensee must send in the following information for renewal:

    Renewal Application (OREA form REA3012)
    Continuing Education Attachment (OREA form REA3017)
    Proof of course completion certificates for 49 hours of education which must include a 7-Hour USPAP certificate, a 4-Hour Federal and California Statue and Regulatory course certificate, and at minimum of 38 hours of course certificates acceptable as OREA approved continuing education units.

OREA's application processing time can take up to 90 days.  Therefore, please submit your renewal applications at least 90 days prior to the expiration date of your license.

You can find more licensing and education information, as well as continuing education course listings, including both the 7-hour USPAP and 15-hour USPAP courses, on our California Appraisal pages.

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