Appraisers’ Continuing Education Is A State Requirement
Pennsylvania-certified residential and general appraisers, certified evaluators, and Pennsylvania real estate broker licensees who still retain the now-unavailable broker-appraiser certification, are required by the Pennsylvania State Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers to become re-certified (the term for renewing their licenses) every two years, by no later than June 30 during odd-numbered years.
Re-certification requires 28 hours of appraisers continuing education. It must include seven hours of National USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) Update; a minimum of two hours of Pennsylvania laws, rules and regulations; and up to 19 hours of electives.
Then, Their Certifications Can Be Renewed Online
Once a certified appraiser has completed all necessary continuing education, he or she can renew their certifications (licenses) online at a state-specified website.
Important News For PA Licensed Appraiser Trainees
If you’re a Licensed Appraiser Trainee in Pennsylvania, you may be required to complete between 14 and 28 hours of appraisal recertification courses – or none whatsoever – depending on the date your license was issued. Recertification must be completed in Pennsylvania on or before June 30, 2015.
The Pennsylvania State Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers has informed Polley Associates that if your appraiser trainee license was issued:
Before July 1 (2014), you will be required to complete 28 hours of appraisal recertification education, including the 7-hour National USPAP Update course and a Pennsylvania Mandated Law course of at least 2 hours, to renew your license;
Between July 1 and Dec. 27 (2014), you will be required to complete 14 hours of appraisal recertification education, including the 7-hour National USPAP Update course and and a Pennsylvania Mandated Law course of at least 2 hours, to renew your license; or
Between Dec. 28 (2014) and June 30 (2015), you will NOT be required to complete appraisal recertification education as a condition of license renewal.