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Arizona Board of Appraisal

Arizona Board of Appraisal is a state regulatory body, which exists to promote quality in real estate appraisal practices in Arizona and to enforce appraisal laws and rules of the state and the federal government. It provides education and conducts exams on the pattern developed by the Appraiser Qualifications Board of The Appraisal Foundation. It is the sole licensing authority for the real estate appraisal practices in the state. Thus, anybody willing to make a career in this area must go through the exam conducted by the AZ Board of Appraisal and obtain Arizona Appraisal License from it.

Arizona Board of Appraisal came into existence when a federal law was passed in 1989 making it compulsory for every state in the US to have a state licensing agency for real estate appraisers. Hence, the Arizona Board of Appraisers was established in conformity with the statutes and was made the governing body for all aspect of appraisal practices and appraisers in the state of Arizona. Moreover, it ensures that every certified Arizona appraisers are performing according to the regulation, it has established. Indeed, qualified real estate appraisers are an absolute need for the growth of real estate in Arizona.

Arizona Appraisal License


In order to obtain Arizona Appraisal License, first you will have to decide which type of appraiser's license you need. Arizona Board of Appraisers offers three different types and each has different requirement of its own. They are Licensed Residential Appraiser, Certified Residential Appraiser and Certified General Appraiser.

While the eligibility criteria for Licensed Residential Appraiser is 150 hours in courses and 2,000 hours of appraisal experience, the same for Certified Residential Appraiser will be 200 hours in courses and 2,500 hours of appraisal experience. On the contrary, the eligibility criteria for Certified General Appraiser is 300 hours in courses and 3,000 hours of appraisal experience.

Moreover, the applicant must be more than 18 years of age and a citizen of the US. Besides, the Arizona Appraisal Board may subject the applicants to a background check and fingerprinting. You can contact the officials of AZ Board of Appraisers for more information regarding the other details of the appraisal examinations.

Arizona Board of Appraisal
1400 W. Washington #360
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Phone: (602) 542 - 1539 p
(602) 542 - 1598 f
Website: http://www.appraisal.state.az.us/
 


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