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On February 1, 2018, the Appraiser Qualifications Board of The Appraisal Foundation adopted changes to the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria that will become effective May 1, 2018. These changes represent minimum qualifications for real property appraisers in the United States. To become a real property appraiser, candidates must obtain qualifying education hours, and, as applicable, obtain college-level education and experience hours, and successfully pass the National Uniform Licensing and Certification Examination. The attached is a summary of changes to the Criteria effective May 1, 2018.
The State Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers is working on drafting regulations that will incorporate the changes to the AQB Criteria. At the Board’s next board meeting, on March 29, 2018, the Board will discuss the effective date for all of the AQB changes for Pennsylvania licensees.
On January 23, 2016, the State Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers (Board) published a final-form rulemaking regarding biennial fees for licensed appraiser trainees. The Board’s final- form rulemaking amended Section 36.6 of the Board’s regulations, which lists a schedule of fees charged by the Board. 
Beginning with the June 30, 2017, renewal period, the biennial renewal fee for licensed appraiser trainees is $150. You may access the Board’s amended regulation


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National Registry Fee of Appraisal Management Companies (AMCs) (PDF)

Appraiser Qualifications - New College Degree Requirement (PDF)

Changes in Real Property Appraiser Examination (PDF) See updated Candidate Information Bulletin (PDF).

Change to the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria - Effective July 1, 2016(PDF) 

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