Oregon Appraisal License Information

The Oregon Appraiser Certification and Licensure Board has identified four levels of real property appraisal classification:

  • Appraiser Assistant
  • State Licensed Appraiser
  • State Certified Residential Appraiser
  • State Certified General Appraiser

Current Oregon Appraiser License Requirements

The Oregon Appraiser Certification and Licensure Board has established the minimum educational requirements for an appraisal license. The minimum educational requirements include the following:

Appraiser Assistant

  • 75 hours of approved qualifying appraisal education (must include 15 hours of the Appraisal Foundation's National USPAP Course or its equivalent).
  • College-level requirements: None
State Licensed Real Estate Appraiser
  • 150 hours of approved qualifying appraisal education (must include 15 hours of the Appraisal Foundation's National USPAP Course or its equivalent).
  • 2000 hours of appraisal experience.
  • College-level requirements: None
State Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser
  • 200 hours of approved qualifying appraisal education (must include 15 hours of the Appraisal Foundation's National USPAP Course or its equivalent).
  • 2500 hours of appraisal experience over at least 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.
State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser
  • 300 hours of approved qualifying appraisal education (must include 15 hours of the Appraisal Foundation's National USPAP Course or its equivalent).
  • 3000 hours of appraisal experience over at least 30 months, with 1500 of those hours in non-residential.
  • 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.

Oregon Appraisal Regulatory Agency

Oregon Appraiser Certification and Licensure Board
Kalley Morris: Admin Specialist
3000 Market St NE, Suite 541
Salem, OR 97301
(503) 485-2555
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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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