Certified General Appraiser

License Information

Per Wisconsin State Statutes 440.08 (2), the required renewal date for the Certified General Appraiser credential is 12/14/odd years.  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 2,000 hours in no less than 12 months.
  • A Certified Residential Appraiser requires 2,500 hours in no less than 24 months.
  • A Certified General Appraiser requires 3,000 hours in no less than 30 months.

Please see Form ​2757 below for helpful information on achieving your experience hours. 

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 list of 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)

1749Application for Real Estate Appraiser License
1750Real Estate Appraisal Experience
2106Real Estate Appraisal Experience Roster
2687Authorization for Release of FBI Information
2061Application for Temporary Registration as a Real Estate Appraiser

2252​Convictions and Pending Charges
3071Fax Payment Form
APED​​Appraiser Qualifying Education Courses
​2757​WI Real Estate Appraiser Board Recommendations for the Student Appraiser Applicant

Application by Reinstatement (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 Reinstatement Applicants.

If you do not have an AQB compliant license in any state refer to the "Initial Applicant" procedure on form #1749.

Renewal Information


  • FEE (See Renewal Dates and Fees)
  • RA  (National Registry Fee is collected at the time of renewal, and is in addition to the Renewal Fee.  It is currently $40.00/year)
  • SIG  (Signature regarding the completion of Continuing Education requirements, included in on-line renewal and paper form)
  • If your legal status as a qualified alien or nonimmigrant lawfully present in the United States has changed since the issuance of your credential or your last renewal, please contact the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services at (608) 266-2112 or dsps@wisconsin.gov.

Renewal Methods

  • Online Log In: License Renewal Online
  • Request a Paper Renewal Form:  (888) 506‑4239 or (608) 261‑4460 for the Madison area
RDAFRenewal Dates and Fees
R210Active Duty/Discharge Renewal Extension

Wisconsin Act 210 (effective June 1, 2012)

This Act extends the license of a service member if the license expires while they are on active duty from 90 days to 180 days from the date of discharge. The same applies to a spouse of a service member if the spouse does not practice under their license while the service member is on active duty and does not practice because the service member is on active duty.

This Act repeals a provision of prior law that required a service member to meet all of the requirements for license extension or renewal, except for continuing education requirements, in order to have the license extended.

Service members and spouses may request extensions of licenses beyond 180 days from discharge and may request a waiver or extension of time to complete continuing education requirements due to hardship.  Please view Active Duty/Discharge Renewal Extension Form #R210.