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Application for Appraiser Credential and Reciprocal

A licensee from another state may obtain a certification or licensed residential in Kentucky by reciprocity.

An individual who is a licensed residential, certified residential or a certified general real property appraiser out-of-state may apply for a Kentucky credential that is the same as the out-of-state certification held by that individual in another state if the appraiser licensing program of the other state:

  • Is in compliance with the provisions of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act (FIRREA) of Title XI Real Estate Appraisal Reform Amendments as administered by the ASC and the FFIEC; and
  • The credentialing requirements meets or exceeds the KREAB requirements that exist at the time the reciprocal application is submitted to the board.

To obtain a Kentucky certification issued by the board, an out-of-state applicant shall:

  • Complete the Application for Appraiser Credential and Reciprocal;
  • Be identified on the National Registry of The Appraisal Subcommittee as an active appraiser that currently conforms to the AQB criteria;
  • Not have received disciplinary action that limited or stopped the ability to complete the practice of real property appraising;
  • Not have lost a license to practice any profession by revocation, suspension, or voluntary surrender; and
  • Certify completion of the experience requirements in 201 KAR 30:050, Section 2, for the type of certification requested on the Application for Reciprocal Appraisal License/Certification

Upon review of an appraisers application and the National Registry, the board may also require an appraiser to:

File with the board a letter of good standing, license history, or¿ other proof of good standing issued to the applicant for reciprocity by the out-of-state appraiser regulatory agency.