Kansas Appraisal License Information

The Kansas Real Estate Appraisal Board have identified four levels of real property appraisal classification:

  • State Licensed PROVISIONAL Real Property Appraiser (TRAINEE)
  • State Licensed Real Property Appraiser
  • Certified Residential Real Estate Property Appraiser
  • General Real Estate Appraiser Classification

Current Kansas Appraiser License Requirements

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

State Licensed PROVISIONAL Real Property Appraiser (TRAINEE)
Same education requirements as the State Licensed level. Examination IS NOT required.

State Licensed Real Property Appraiser Classification
In order to sit for the licensed classification examination, you must have received credit for 150 classroom hours in subjects related to real estate appraisal, which shall include the successful completion of a board-approved uniform standards of professional appraisal practice course within the two-year period immediately preceding the application date.

Each applicant for the licensed classification shall have the equivalent of two years of appraisal experience. One thousand hours shall constitute one year of appraisal experience. Any applicant may accumulate experience hours over more than one calendar year and may receive credit for more than 1,000 hours within any one calendar year.

College-level requirements: None

Certified Residential Real Estate Property Appraiser Classification
In order to sit for the residential classification examination, you must have received 200 classroom hours in subjects related to real estate appraisal, which shall include the successful completion of a board-approved uniform standards of professional appraisal practice course within the two-year period immediately preceding the date of application.

Each applicant for the residential classification shall have 2,500 hours of appraisal experience obtained continuously over a period of no fewer than 24 months.

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.

General Real Estate Appraiser Classification
In order to sit for the general classification examination you must have received 300 classroom hours in subjects related to real estate appraisal, which shall include the successful completion of a board-approved uniform standards of professional appraisal practice course within the two-year period immediately preceding the date of application.

Each applicant for the general classification shall have 3,000 hours of appraisal experience obtained continuously over a period of no fewer than 30 months. At least 1,500 hours of appraisal experience shall have been non-residential appraisal work.

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.

Kansas Appraisal Regulatory Agency

Kansas Real Estate Appraisal Board
Ms. Sally Prichett: Executive Director
700 SW Jackson, Ste. 1102, Jayhawk Tower, Roof Garden Level
Topeka, KS 66603
(785) 296-6736
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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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