Real Estate Appraisal Board

Real Estate Appraisal

The Division of Real Estate protects the public by regulation of appraisal licensees pursuant to Chapter 475, Part II, Florida Statutes. The Division is responsible for the examination, licensing and regulation of real estate appraisers, appraisal management companies and instructors.

The Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board (FREAB) is headquartered in Orlando, FL. The FREAB is comprised of nine members (four appraisers, two Appraisal Management Company members, one user of appraisal service and two Florida residents with no connection to the practice of real estate appraisal). Members of the FREAB are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Florida Senate.

Getting Started In Real Estate Appraisal

Registered Trainee Appraiser

s.475.611(1)(v) “Registered trainee appraiser” means a person who is registered with the department as qualified to perform appraisal services only under the direct supervision of a certified appraiser. A registered trainee appraiser may accept appraisal assignments only from her or his primary or secondary supervisory appraiser.

Certified Residential Appraiser

s.475.611(1) (l) “Certified residential appraiser” means a person who is certified by the department as qualified to issue appraisal reports for residential real property of one to four residential units, without regard to transaction value or complexity, or real property as may be authorized by federal regulation.

Certified General Appraiser

s.475.611(1) (k) “Certified general appraiser” means a person who is certified by the department as qualified to issue appraisal reports for any type of real property.

Appraisal Management Company

s.475.611(1)(c) “Appraisal management company” means a person who, within a 12-month period, oversees an appraiser panel of more than 15 state-certified or state-licensed appraisers in a state, or 25 or more state-certified or state-licensed appraisers in two or more states, and who performs appraisal management services regardless of the use of the term “appraisal management company,” “appraiser cooperative,” “appraiser portal,” “mortgage technology company,” or other term.

The requirements for becoming licensed in Florida are described in the statutes and rules. Choose a license type to apply or renew.

Registered Trainee Appraiser
  • Registered Trainee Appraiser (FREAB 11) Start Now
Certified Residential Appraiser
  • Certified Residential Appraiser (FREAB 10) Start Now
  • Certified Residential Appraiser – Out of State – Mutual Recognition (FREAB 12) Start Now
Certified General Appraiser
  • Certified General Appraiser (FREAB 10) Start Now
  • Certified General Appraiser – Out of State – Mutual Recognition (FREAB 12) Start Now
Residential Appraisal Instructor
    • Residential Appraisal (Instructor) – Initial Application (FREAB19) Start Now
    • Residential Appraisal Instructor – Military Endorsement  Start Now
General Appraisal Instructor
  • General Appraisal (Instructor) – Initial Application (FREAB 19) Start Now
  • General Appraisal Instructor – Military Endorsement  Start Now
Temporary Practice Permit
  • Temporary practice permit – Non-Resident (FREAB 13) Start Now
Appraisal Management Company

Attention: Florida Appraisal Management Company Registrants    House Bill 927 that was signed into law will make a number of changes to Chapter 475, Florida Statutes. The effective date of the new law is October 1, 2017. Specifically, the bill amends the definition of “appraisal management company” to specify that an AMC must oversee an appraiser panel of more than 15 state-certified or state-licensed appraisers in a state, or 25 or more state-certified or state-licensed appraisers in two or more states. Effective October 1, 2017, AMC licensure is only required for AMCs with panel sizes that meet that definition. If you have any questions, or need additional assistance, please call (850) 487-1395.

  • Application for Registering An Appraisal Management Company (FREAB 1)  Start Now

Fee Waiver Applications

Note: If you have previously applied for your license, you may check your application status.

The Division of Real Estate has received many questions in regards to renewal for appraisers that failed to renew timely and require reactivation education. In an attempt to assist with the confusion, we are breaking down what an appraiser will need at the different levels of reactivation education. If your license status shows Involuntary Inactive please click on the below links to assist you on how much education will be required to bring your license current again. Please visit both links to assist you in the reactivation process.

Registered Trainee Appraiser
  • Registered Trainee Appraiser – Military Endorsement – Start Now
  • Registered Trainee Appraiser – Designate/Terminate Supervisor (FREAB 14) Start Now
  • Registered Trainee Appraiser – Maintenance – Change Name, Address, Request Dup. (FREAB 15) Start Now
Certified Residential Appraiser
  • Certified Residential Appraiser – Change of Status – Become Active (FREAB 16) Start Now
  • Certified Residential Appraiser – Change of Status to Inactive (FREAB 16) Start Now
  • Certified Residential Appraiser – Change Name and/or Address (FREAB 15) Start Now
  • Certified Residential Appraiser – Register or Remove additional Business/Firm locations (FREAB 17) Start Now
  • Certified Residential Appraiser – Supervisor Designation/Termination Form (FREAB 14) Start Now
  • Certified Residential Appraiser – Register or Change Business/Firm Information (FREAB 18) Start Now
  • Certified Residential Appraiser – Military Endorsement – Start Now
Certified General Appraiser
    • Certified General Appraiser – Change of Status-Become Active (FREAB 16) Start Now
    • Certified General Appraiser – Change of Status-Become Inactive (FREAB 16) Start Now
    • Certified General Appraiser – Change name and/or address (FREAB 15) Start Now
    • Certified General Appraiser – Register or Remove additional Business/Firm locations (FREAB 17) Start Now
    • Certified General Appraiser – Supervisor Designation/Termination Form (FREAB 14) Start Now
    • Certified General Appraiser – Change Business/Firm Information (FREAB 18) Start Now
    • Certified General Appraiser – Military Endorsement Start Now
Appraisal Management Company
  • Appraisal Management Company Maintenance (FREAB 2) Start Now
  • Appraisal Management Company – Amendment Form (FREAB 3) Start Now
Residential Appraisal Instructor
  • Residential Appraisal Instructor – Initial Application (FREAB 19) Start Now
General Appraisal Instructor
  • General Appraisal Instructor – Initial Application (FREAB 19) Start Now

Education Course Lists

Need Help?

All requests for publications, documents, forms, applications for licenses, permits and other similar certifications can be obtained by contacting the Customer Contact Center.

Katy McGinnis, Director

Division of Real Estate
400 West Robinson Street, N801
Orlando, Florida 32801

Telephone: 850.487.1395
Facsimile: 850.488.8040