Georgia Appraisal License Information

The Georgia Real Estate Appraisers Board have identified four levels of real property appraisal classification:

  • State Registered Real Property Appraiser
  • State Licensed Real Property Appraiser
  • State Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser
  • State Certified General Real Property Appraiser

Please note: In addition to the basic appraisal and 15-hour USPAP courses, a 15-hour course in Residential Report Writing and Case Studies is also required as part of the minimum educational requirements.

Current Georgia Appraiser License Requirements

The Georgia Real Estate Appraisers Board has established the minimum educational requirements for an appraisal license. The minimum educational requirements include the following:

State Registered Real Property Appraiser

  • Successful completion of a 90 hour curriculum approved by the Board that includes 15 hours education in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), and a 15-hour course in Residential Report Writing and Case Studies.
  • There are no examination requirements.
  • College-level requirements: None
State Licensed Real Property Appraiser
  • Successful completion of a 150 hour curriculum approved by the Board that includes 15 hours education in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).
  • 2,000 hours of real property appraisal experience (please see the state website for time restrictions)
  • pass the appropriate state licensing examination
  • College-level requirements: None
State Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser
  • Successful completion of a 200 hour curriculum approved by the Board that includes 15 hours education in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).
  • 2,500 hours of real property appraisal experience (please see the state website for time restrictions)
  • pass the appropriate state licensing examination
  • College-level requirements: Associate degree or higher. In lieu of the required degree, 21 semester credit hours covering the following subject matter courses: English Composition; Principles of Economics (Micro or Macro); Finance; Algebra, Geometry or higher mathematics; Statistics; Computer Science; and Business or Real Estate Law.
State Certified General Real Property Appraiser
  • Successful completion of a 300 hour curriculum approved by the Board that includes 15 hours education in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).
  • 3,000 hours of real property appraisal experience (please see the state website for time restrictions)
  • pass the appropriate state licensing examination
  • College-level requirements: Bachelors degree or higher. In lieu of the required degree, 31 semester credit hours covering the following subject matter courses: English Composition; Principles of Economics (Micro or Macro); Finance; Algebra, Geometry or higher mathematics; Statistics; Computer Science; and Business or Real Estate Law; and 2 elective courses in accounting, geography, ag-economics, business management, or real estate.

Georgia Appraisal Regulatory Agency

Georgia Real Estate Appraisers Board
229 Peachtree St. NE, International Tower, Suite 1000
Atlanta, GA 30303-1605
(404) 656-3916
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Recent Changes to Real Property Appraiser Qualifications

Beginning January 1, 2015, the AQB has made significant changes to appraisal qualifications. Some states may choose to implement the changes sooner, so be sure to check with your state regulator.

Several important changes are outlined below, with complete details available on this AQB publication:
UPCOMING CHANGES TO REAL PROPERTY APPRAISER QUALIFICATIONS >

IMPORTANT CHANGE: Increased College Degree Requirements

Implications: After January 1, 2015, you must hold a bachelor's degree to obtain the Certified Residential license level or beyond. If you achieve this license level prior to January 1, 2015, you will be grandfathered in under the old regulations.

IMPORTANT CHANGE: Experience Hours are Required BEFORE taking the licensing exam.

Implications: For the Licensed, Certified Residential and Certified General license levels, the required coursework must be completed prior to taking the licensing exam. If you intend to upgrade your license prior to the January 1, 2015 rules change, you need to be sure that you have enough time to complete your experience hours.

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