Qualifying Education Requirements
General Information about Appraiser Qualifying Education
The Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) establishes the minimum Qualifying Education requirements for real property appraisers to obtain a state license or certification. State appraiser regulatory agencies are required to implement real property appraiser licensing and certification requirements that are no less stringent than those issued by the AQB. (see AQB Qualification Criteria & 2022 Updates )
The state of Utah only has one course requirement that exceeds the minimum education requirements set forth by the AQB: The Appraiser Trainee and Supervisor course in the state of Utah is a six hour course that is Utah specific. This six hour course is required in place of the four hour minimum course that the AQB requires. It includes the required AQB curriculum in addition to Utah specific curriculum.
Utah also requires that licensing for appraisers take place in a step-by-step fashion, where an individual must first become an Appraiser Trainee, then a Licensed Appraiser, and finally a Certified Appraiser. The required Qualifying Education courses remain the same, but it is important to note that one cannot simply take the required courses (along with all other requirements) and immediately apply to be a Certified Appraiser, without first becoming a Trainee and then a Licensed Appraiser.
More detailed information is included in the Licensing menu on college education requirements for each license type.
Qualifying Education Courses Required for Each License or Certification
Basic Appraisal Principles
Basic Appraisal Procedures
15 Hour National USPAP Course or Its Equivalent
Appraiser Trainee & Supervisor Course
*Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use
*Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach
*Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches
*Residential Report Writing and Case Studies
(Plus previously completed Trainee QE Requirements as listed above)
* These four residential courses may be substituted with the equivalent four General courses, identified with ** below, under Certified General. The General courses are significantly more hours to complete at this stage, but will reduce the overall hours taken for those that wish to ultimately become a Certified General Appraiser.
Certified Residential Appraiser
Advanced Residential Applications and Case Studies
Statistics Modeling and Finance
Appraisal Subject Matter Electives (Must be QE)
(Plus Previously completed Trainee and Licensed Appraiser requirements as listed above)
Certified General Appraiser
Statistics Modeling and Finance (unless upgrading from CR)
Appraisal Subject Matter Electives (only 10 hrs if upgrading from CR)
**General Appraiser Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use
**General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach
**General Appraiser Sales Comparison Approach
**General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies
General Appraiser Income Approach
(Plus previously completed Trainee and Licensed Appraiser Requirements as listed above. Courses marked with** not required to be duplicated if completed for LA license)
306 minimum hours