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Real Estate Appraiser Licensing Requirements

North Dakota Appraiser Qualifications and Ethics Board

1725 Bonn Blvd.
Bismarck, ND 58504
Phone: 701-222-1051
Website: https://ndappraiserboard.org/index.html


Apprentice Appraiser Licensing Education Requirements

  1. Be 18 years of age or older
  2. Provide proof of a high school diploma or equivalent
  3. Complete 75 hours of education, which must have been obtained within the 5-year period preceding making the application, to include:
    1. Basic Appraisal Principles- 30 hours
    2. Basic Appraisal Procedures- 30 hours
    3. National USPAP 15-Hour Course- 15 hours
    4. Supervisor and Trainee Course
  4. Pursuant with ruling 101-02-02-03 the apprentice appraiser shall assist a certified appraiser in appraisal work, provided the certified appraiser accepts full responsibility for the appraisal performed. The scope of practice for the apprentice appraiser is the appraisal of those properties that the supervising appraiser is permitted and qualified to appraise. The apprentice appraiser shall be subject to the uniform standards of professional appraisal practice.
  5. Prior to issuance of an apprentice appraiser permit, the applicant for the apprentice level is required to register the name, office and address of each supervising appraiser with the board on a form prescribe by the board.
  6. Pass background check
  7. No experience is required
  8. Pass North Dakota exam and pay applicable fee

Licensed Appraiser Licensing Education Requirements

  1. Be 18 years of age or older
  2. Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  3. Complete 30 hour of college-level education
  4. Complete 150 hours of education as follows:
    1. Basic Appraisal Principles- 30 hours
    2. Basic Appraisal Procedures- 30 hours
    3. National USPAP Course- 15 hours
    4. Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use- 15 hours
    5. Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach- 15 hours
    6. Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches- 30 hours
    7. Residential Report Writing and Case Studies- 15 hours
  5. Pursuant with ruling 101-02-02-05 the licensed appraiser is allowed to appraise non complex, 1 to 4 family residential properties that have a transactional value of up to one million dollars and complex 1 to 4 family residential properties that have a transactional value of up to $250,000. The licensed appraiser is bound by the competency provision of the uniform standards of professional appraisal practice.
  6. Applicants must submit a log from which a selection of reports will be reviewed to include 2,000 hours of qualifying experience that has been acquired over a minimum of 12 months.
  7. Pass background check
  8. Pass exam and pay applicable fees


Certified Residential Appraiser Licensing Education Requirements

  1. Be 18 years of age or older
  2. Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  3. Pursuant with ruling 101-02-02-05.1 a Certified Residential appraiser may appraise 1 to 4 family residential properties without regard to value or complexity. In addition, a certified residential appraiser may appraise non complex, non residential properties, that have a transactional value of up to $250,000.
  4. Possess a Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university.
  5. Complete 200 hours of education to include:
    1. Basic Appraisal Principles- 30 hours
    2. Basic Appraisal Procedures- 30 hours
    3. National USPAP Course- 15 hours
    4. Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use- 15 hours
    5. Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach- 15 hours
    6. Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches -30 hours
    7. Residential Report Writing and Case Studies- 15 hours
    8. Statistics, Modeling and Finance- 15 hours
    9. Advanced Residential Applications and Case Studies- 15 hours
    10. Appraisal Subject Matter Electives- 20 hours
  6. Applicants must have completed 2500 hours of qualifying experience with a minimum of 25 months.
  7. Pass Background check
  8. Pass exam and pay applicable fees

 

Certified General Appraiser Licensing Education Requirements

  1. Be 18 years of age or older
  2. Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  3. Pursuant with ruling 101-02-02-06 a certified general appraiser may appraise all types of properties. The certified general appraiser is bound by the competency provision of the uniform standards of professional appraisal practice.
  4. Possess a Bachelor’s degree or higher in any field from an accredited college or university
  5. Complete 300 hours of education to include:
    1. Basic Appraisal Principles- 30 hours
    2. Basic Appraisal Procedures- 30 hours
    3. National USPAP Course- 15 hours
    4. Statistics, Modeling and Finance- 15 hours
    5. General Appraiser Marketing Analysis and Highest and Best Use- 30 hours
    6. General Appraiser Sales Comparison Approach- 30 hours
    7. General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach- 30 hours
    8. General Appraiser Income Approach- 60 hours
    9. General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies- 30 hours
    10. Appraisal Subject Matter Electives- 30 hours
  6. Applicants must have completed 3,000 hours of qualifying appraisal experience, 1,500 hours of which must be non-residential appraisal experience that has been collected in no less than 30 months
  7. Pass background check
  8. Pass exam and pay applicable fees


Appraiser Continuing Education Requirements

  1. Pursuant with ruling 101-04-01-01 effective May 1, 2018 appraisers qualifications board, appraisal foundation, with exception that the board has set the minimum level at 28 hours over a 2 year education renewal period by 12/31. Of the 28 hours, appraisers must complete the 7 hour National USPAP Update Course, or its equivalent, every two years. Equivalency must be determined through the appraisal qualifications board course approval program or by an alternate method approved by the appraisal qualifications board. 14 hours of the 28 hours must include appraisal-specific education related to the valuation of real estate, and 7 hours may be comprised of appraisal-related subject matter, approved as such by the board.
  2. The 28 hours may be obtained at any time during the 2 year renewal period, except for the required National USPAP requirement.

 

Exam Provider Information

  1. Apprentice Appraisers must pass an open-book examination covering North Dakota Century Code chapter 43-23.3 and North Dakota Administrative Code title 101.
  2. All other levels of licensure are required to take the national examination. The national examination occurs after the appraiser has submitted an application for licensure or certification and the appraiser’s education and experience has been approved. Upon approval, the candidate will be provided a letter of approval to sit for the National Uniform Appraiser Examination.
  3. Please review all information regarding examinations here