Certified General Appraiser

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License Information​

​Per 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.

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 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)

Real Estate Appraiser License Application Information
​Application for Fee Reduction (Optional - If applying for a fee reduction, this form must accompany the credential application.)
Real Estate Appraisal Experience
2106Real Estate Appraisal Experience Roster
2687Authorization for Release of FBI Information
2061Real 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
​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.

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 Method​

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 for further information.​​

Getting Certified to Work with Lead Based Paint

Training and certification are required for professionals who offer or conduct regulated lead-based paint activities in pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities.  These activities include:

  • Abatement of Lead Hazards
  • Lead Testing, Inspection, and Risk Assessment
  • Most paint-disturbing renovation work (for example, replacing windows, scraping paint prior to re-painting)
  • Post renovation and post-abatement clearance (including dust wipe sampling to measure lead dust left behind)

By getting certified and working safely, you protect your own and others' health, and show professional responsibility. For more information about certification, visit the Wisconsin Department of Health Services​ website. ​