Kansas Appraisal License Information
The Kansas Real Estate Appraisal Board have identified four levels of real property appraisal classification:
Current Kansas Appraiser License RequirementsThe 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
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.
IMPORTANT: For detailed information on understanding the 2008 Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria, please follow this link to the Appraisal Foundation.
UPCOMING CHANGES TO REAL PROPERTY APPRAISER QUALIFICATIONS
Beginning January 1, 2015, the AQB has made significant changes to appraisal qualifications. It is possible that 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 in this AQB publication: http://www.asisvcs.com/publications/pdf/220913.pdf
IMPORTANT CHANGE: Increased College Degree Requirements
Implications: After 1/1/15, you must hold a bachelor's degree to obtain the Certified Residential license level or beyond. If you achieve this license level prior to 1/1/15, you will be grandfathered 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 experience must be completed prior to taking the licensing exam. If you intend to upgrade your license prior to the 1/1/15 rules change, you need to be sure that you have enough time to complete your experience hours.
State Regulatory Agency
Kansas Real Estate Appraisal Board
Ms. Sally Prichett: Executive Director
700 SW Jackson, Ste. 1102
Topeka, KS 66603
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