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Board of Real Estate Appraisers

 


General Information

The District of Columbia Board of Real Estate Appraisers regulates the practice of real estate appraisal, including the functions of a state appraiser certifying and licensing agency under Title XI of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989, approved August 9, 1989. Additionally, the Board protects consumers by enforcing the District of Columbia real estate license law.

The Board consists of five members appointed by the Mayor. Three members are real estate appraisers licensed in the District, one is a real estate broker licensed in the District, and one is a consumer member. Three members of the Board constitute a quorum.

The Board meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. at the Department of Licensing and Consumer Protection located at 1100 4th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024. Due to the public health emergency, all board meetings are currently being held virtually.

Board meeting minutes are available here.


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Applicant

Apply for license

Click to apply for a license.

Appraiser Assignment Log

Items Needed for Application

All Applicants

  • One 2”x2” passport-style photo (.jpeg format)
  • Un-expired government-issued ID (e.g., driver’s license)
  • Debit or credit card to pay application, exam, or license fees

 

Appraiser Trainee Requirements

  • Complete 79-hour pre-licensing education from a Board of Real Estate Appraisers-approved educational provider.

 

Certified General Appraiser

 Examination

  • Complete 225-hour pre-licensing education from a Board of Real Estate Appraisers-approved educational provider.
  • Complete 150-hours pre-licensing education from a Board of Real Estate Appraisers-approved educational provider. 
  • Complete 100-hours pre-licensing education from a Board of Real Estate Appraisers-approved educational provider. 
  • Complete 3,000 hours of experience in no fewer then 18 months; 1,500 hours must be non-residential appraisal work. 
  • Applicants for the Certified General credential must hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university. The college or university must be a degree-granting institution accredited by the Commission on Colleges, a national or regional accreditation association, or by an accrediting agency that is recognized by the US Secretary of Education.. Qualifying education can be found in the The Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria book on the BREA website.

Reciprocity

  • An applicant must be current and active on the Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC) website.

 

Certified Residential Appraiser

Examination

  • Complete 125-hour pre-licensing education from a Board of Real Estate Appraisers-approved educational provider.
  • Complete 50-hours pre-licensing education from a Board of Real Estate Appraisers-approved educational provider. 
  • Complete 1,500 hours of experience in no fewer then 12 months. 
  • All college-level education must be obtained from a degree-granting institution by the Board on Colleges, a national or regional accreditation association, or by an accrediting agency that is recognized by the US Secretary of Education. 

Reciprocity

  • An applicant must be current and active on the Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC) website.

 

Licensed Residential Appraiser

Examination

  • Complete 150-hour pre-licensing education from a Board of Real Estate Appraisers-approved educational provider.
  • Complete 1,000 hours of experience in no fewer then 6 months.

Reciprocity

  • An applicant must be current and active on the Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC) website.

 

Temporary Certified Appraiser

  • Project description letter that includes the beginning and end date of project, applicant's name and applicant's signature.

Reciprocity

  • An applicant must be current and active on the Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC) website.

 

Examination

Exams may be scheduled online or by phone.

To schedule online, visit psiexams.com. New users will need to create an account and register prior to scheduling an exam. Once registered, select “Schedule and examination” and then:

  1. Select Government/State Licensing Agencies
  2. Select District of Columbia exams
  3. Select Account for the type of licensing exam that you are seeking

Applicants may also schedule by phone at 1 (855) 557-0616.

 

Fees*** 

Real Estate Appraisers

New application – $65.00
License – $170.00
Renewal 
  1. License Residential Appraiser – $195.(up to two years)
  2. Certified Residential Appraiser – $195.00 (up to two years)
  3. Certified General Appraiser – $195.00 (up to two years)
  4. Trainee – $195.00 (up to two years)
Inactive Status:   
  1. Residential Appraiser – $195.00*
  2. Certified Residential Appraiser – $195.00*
  3. Certified General Appraiser  – $195.00
  • Temporary License for practice in DC – $150.00
  • Duplicate License – $30.00
  • Verification of Records – $30.00
  • Reinstatement – $405.00
  • Real Estate Appraiser Federal Registration – $80.00 (up to 2 years)**  
* In addition, a fee of $130.00 (payable by cashier’s check, certified check, or money order) shall be submitted for the Appraisal Education Fund, unless such payments are suspended.
 
** Federal regulations require that local regulatory agencies collect a fee for Federal registration. This fee is in addition to all other fees and is the current Federal fee.
 
*** Please note that according to D.C. Code § 47-2853.10, application fees for initial licensing, certification, registration, renewal and reinstatement shall not be refundable, even if the applicant withdraws his or her application for licensure, certification or registration, or is found to be not qualified.
 

Licensee

Consumer

Licensing, registration and information for Appraisal Management Companies - Please contact the District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (Banking Bureau), (202) 727-8000, for all information and inquiries regarding Appraisal Management Companies, including applying, licensing/registration, rosters, AMC Registry, and any other information regarding Appraisal Management Companies,

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Calendar

Meeting Dates  

  • Wednesday, January 17, 2024
  • Wednesday, February 21, 2024
  • Wednesday, March 20, 2024
  • Wednesday, April 17, 2024
  • Wednesday, May 15, 2024
  • Wednesday, June 12, 2024
  • Wednesday, July 17, 2024
  • August (RECESS)
  • Wednesday, September 18, 2024
  • Wednesday, October 16, 2024
  • Wednesday, November 20, 2024
  • Wednesday, December 18, 2024

 

Contact Us

Board Members

Tamora Papas – Chair, Appraiser
Martin Skolnik – Appraiser Member
Anthony Bolling – Real Estate Broker
Andrew Sullivan – Appraiser Member
Vacant – Consumer Member

To apply for a vacancy, please visit the Mayor’s Office of Talent and Appointments for more information and an application.

Board Staff

Leon Lewis – Program Coordinator
Brittney Cheshier – Board Administrator
Kevin Cyrus – Education Coordinator
Kathy Thomas – Education Liason
Jahmai Jefferson – Program Support Specialist
 
For more information, please contact Occupational and Professional Licensing (OPL) using our online inquiry form, via email at [email protected], or by phone at (202) 442-4320.
 
Address: 1100 4th Street, SW, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20024
Direct Email: [email protected]
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