Appraiser Licensing/Certification

I've been a Certified General Appraiser -- the highest possible State certification -- since 1993.

Appraiser licensing varies from state to state. To participate in any "federally-related transaction," (e.g. a property donation appraisal for the IRS; Federal and State purchases of property or property rights; a bank mortgage), an appraiser
must be licensed or certified by his or her state. The license or certification is evidence that the appraiser has performed a certain number of hours as a trainee under the supervision of a practicing appraiser, must have passed an examination, and completed a certain number of hours of professional appraisal education.

There are three levels of appraiser licensing: Licensed Residential; Certified Residential; and Certified General.  A Certified General appraiser holds the highest possible State licensing.  Licensed and certified residential appraisers are prohibited from appraising any properties other than 1-4 family residences and small/non-complex residential investment properties.  As a Certified General Appraiser, I am qualified to to appraise all property types and all property rights.

You should never just settle for a licensed appraiser:  you should be discriminating in choosing your service providers.  I've worked hard to establish a reputation for high-quality work, performed professionally and ethically.   Tour this website for valuable information on the experience we have and the service we provide.

You should always be sure your appraisal service provider is licensed and in good standing. The Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC) of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) maintains a national database of appraisers and their license/certification status.  It is available publicly at this link.

Among other things, this database, which relies on reports from each state appraisal board, will tell you if a service provider you are considering has had his or her license suspended, revoked, or whether the license has lapsed.  You can rest assured that my license is current and in good standing.