How To Become An Appraiser
Questions and Answers
The approved testing center for KREAB is PSI. A candidate handbook can be downloaded from the testing center website at PSI Exams. KY APP Candidate Information Bulletin
To register for an examination contact the KREAB at (859) 623-1658 or email Angie.Thomas@ky.gov.
Renewal notices with renewal processing instructions will be mailed at the end of April.
Certified general real property appraisers, certified residential real property appraisers, licensed real property appraisers, and associate real property appraisers shall:
(1) Complete fourteen (14) hours of approved continuing education each license year; and
(2) Furnish the board with proof of compliance.
All credential holders shall successfully complete the seven (7) hour National USPAP Update course, or its equivalent, between January 1 and May 15 of each even numbered year.
Kentucky Appraiser License
- Complete the Application for License/Certification and return it to the Kentucky Real Estate Appraisers Board. Include official transcripts, academic records, completion certificates, etc. all to verify education hours.
- All applications, including Associate must be approved by the Real Estate Appraisers Board. Associate education must have been obtained in the five year period immediately preceding application.
- An initial applicant for a Kentucky real property appraisal credential must complete the requirement in 324A.100 for an FBI Fingerprint Background Check.
- Incomplete applications, will be returned to the applicant noting what additional information is needed.
- Education is a pre-requisite to take the examination, therefore the application must be approved prior to anyone being seated for the examination.
- Once education requirements are fulfilled an Examination Registration Form will be sent to you upon written request.
Please be advised that per the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) guidelines, exam results are only good for 24 months. Once you have passed an appraiser examination, you must make application and obtain a license/certification within 24 months.
Note: Should you exceed the 24 month period, you will be required to retake and pass the appropriate examination.
Reciprocity With Other States - KRS 324A.075
If, in the determination by the board, another state is deemed to have substantially equivalent or greater certification or licensure requirements for real property appraisers, an applicant who is certified or licensed under the laws of another state seeking to practice in this state shall apply to obtain a certificate as a state certified or licensed real property appraiser in this state upon terms and conditions determined by the board.
Complete the Application for License/Certification and return it to the Kentucky Real Estate Appraisers Board. If you are applying for a Kentucky Certified General or Residential Real Property Appraiser credential from a State in which you are in good standing with that State appraisers regulatory agency, and if that State appraiser regulatory agency is in good standing with the ASC, and has adopted the most current AQB criteria, you will be required to submit application pages 2-5, and the applicable affidavit page 5, 6, or 7 for the credential you are requesting from Kentucky.
The credential you request from Kentucky must be the same as you hold in the reciprocal State.
Reciprocity applicants are not expected to submit experience logs or proof of education completion to the KREAB.
Temporary Appraisal Licenses & Certificates - 201 KAR 30:120
- Complete the KREAB Temporary Permit Application and return it to the Kentucky Real Estate Appraisers Board.
- If the temporary assignment has one client with multiple subject properties a letter of engagement must be included with the application. If a letter of engagement is not included with the application, a $150.00 fee will be charge for each subject property.