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Wis. Stat. § 440.08 (2), the required renewal date for the Certified General Appraiser credential is 12/14/ each odd-numbered year. Should you receive your initial credential in the months leading up to this date, you are still required to renew your license by the statutorily defined date.
Before applying for licensure an applicant must complete the required experience per
Wis. Admin. Code § SPS 85.700. Once your application and experience forms are received, you will be asked to submit appraisal reports for review.
These reports will be reviewed for USPAP compliance.
A Licensed Appraiser requires 1,000 hours in no less than 6 months.
A Certified Residential Appraiser requires 1,500 hours in no less than 12 months.
A Certified General Appraiser requires 3,000 hours in no less than 18 months - of which 1,500 hours must be in non-residential appraiser work.
achieving your experience hours. Please see Form 2757 below for
Pre-Credential Education Information
A bachelor’s degree in any field and completion of a program of study for certified general appraisers of at least 300 hours of instruction covering topics indicated in
Wis. Admin. Code § SPS 85.320.
A link to approved courses can be found below.
Note: Courses that have been approved by the AQB do not require separate approval. Please visit
AQB-Approved (CAP) Course Listing for the most current list.
Application for Licensure (Including Temporary Registration)
1749||Real Estate Appraiser License Application Information|
|3217||Application for Fee Reduction (Optional - If applying for a fee reduction, this form
must accompany the credential application.)|
1750||Real Estate Appraisal Experience|
2106||Real Estate Appraisal Experience Roster|
2687||Authorization for Release of FBI Information|
2061||Real Estate Appraiser Temporary Registration Application Information
3085||Application for Predetermination
(Optional-Submit ONLY if you have been convicted of any felony, misdemeanor, or other violations of federal or state law in this state or any other and you desire a review of your conviction record before applying for a credential.)
2252||Convictions and Pending Charges (if applicable) |
|APED||Appraiser Qualifying Education Courses|
2757||WI Real Estate Appraiser Board Recommendations for the Student Appraiser Applicant|
Late Renewal after Five (5) or More Years (License Expired Five Years or More)
If you have an AQB complaint license in any state follow the procedure on the Application for Real Estate Appraiser License Form 1749 for an applicant whose credential has been expired for 5 or more years.
If you do not have an AQB compliant license in any state refer to the "Initial Applicant" procedure on Form 1749.