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Ohio Appraisal Board

Ohio Appraisal Board is a part of the Ohio Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing, which itself is part of the Ohio Department of Commerce. The Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing is the chief organization to license various kinds of professionals engaged in real estate business. The licensing needs of real estate appraisers in Ohio are also taken care of by the Division through one of its specialized working sections, which may be referred to as Ohio Real Estate Appraisal Board or simply Ohio Appraisal Board. The primary function of the board includes licensure or certification, education & testing and enforcement of appraisal laws.

Ohio Real Estate Courses

To obtain license from the board, the applicant must have completed the courses approved by the Ohio Appraisal Board on the recommendations of the Appraisal Qualifications Board. The courses include 30 hours in Basic Appraisal Principles, another 30 hours in Basic Appraisal Procedures and15 hours in Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use along with 15 hours in USPAP course or its equivalent. Thus, a total of 90 classroom hours is among the basic requirements for most of the licensing categories. There are other educational requirements also, which may include qualifying education and continuing education.

Ohio Real Estate Appraiser License

The Ohio Appraisal Board offers different kinds of licensure for different levels of appraisers. These categories of Ohio Appraisal License include Certified General Appraiser, Certified Residential Appraiser and Licensed Residential Appraiser. All these licensing categories require experiences as well.

The real estate appraisers in Ohio are the authorized persons to appraise a real property. An appraiser needs to be qualified, as the job of real estate appraisal involves a lot of factors. Moreover, an appraiser also needs to be unbiased in his/her opinion about the valuation of a real property. This is highly desirable by the real estate industries in the state, because they are one of the most important allies to professionals, such as insurance agent, banks officials, real estate agents or brokers. Thus, the work of Ohio Real Estate Appraiser Board goes a long way in ensuring the credibility of licensed real estate appraisers in Ohio and giving a fillip to the development of real estate in Ohio.

Ohio Department of Commerce
Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing
77 South High Street, 20th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-6133
Phone: (614) 466-4100
Fax: (614) 644-0584

Appraiser Licensing and Cemetery Registration
615 West Superior Avenue, 12th Floor
Cleveland, OH 44113-1801
Phone: (216) 787-3100
Fax: (216) 787-4449

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