The Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board (FREAB) is headquartered in Orlando and consists of nine members. The FREAB administers and enforces the real estate appraiser license law, Chapter 475, Part II, Florida Statutes. The Board is also empowered to pass rules that enable it to implement its statutorily authorized duties and responsibilities. These rules are contained in Chapter 61J1, Florida Administrative Code. The statute and rules, along with Chapters 455, 215, 120, and 20, Florida Statutes, as well as the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) are available under Statutes and Rules. Real estate appraisers may earn five hours of appraiser continuing education credit for attending an entire board meeting, with a maximum of seven hours during a renewal cycle.
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation supports the Governor in meeting his obligation to appoint qualified, representative and appropriate people to the important leadership roles within the department’s Professional Boards, Council and Commissions. Members are appointed by the Governor, subject to confirmation by the Senate. The Division of Real Estate is responsible for the examination, licensing, and regulation of real estate and real estate property appraisal professionals and corporations, real estate schools, and real estate and appraiser instructors, and Appraisal Management Companies. The division provides administrative support to the Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board. The members of the Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board work with the department in meeting its mission to, “License Efficiently. Regulate Fairly.” There are approximately 9,000 real estate appraisal licensees which include registered trainee appraisers, certified residential appraisers, certified general appraisers, real estate appraiser instructors, and Appraisal Management Companies. These licensees are regulated by the provisions of Chapter 475, Part II, Florida Statutes, and Chapter 61J1, Florida Administrative Code.
The Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board consists of nine members of which four must have been engaged in the general practice of appraising real property in this state for at least 5 years immediately preceding appointment. In appointing real estate appraisers to the board, while not excluding other appraisers, the Governor shall give preference to real estate appraisers who are not primarily engaged in real estate brokerage or mortgage lending activities. One member of the board must represent organizations that use appraisals for the purpose of eminent domain proceedings, financial transactions, or mortgage insurance. Two members of the board shall be representatives of the general public and shall not be connected in any way with the practice of real estate appraisal, and two members of the board must represent the appraisal management industry. The appraiser members shall be as representative of the entire industry as possible, and membership in a nationally recognized or state-recognized appraisal organization shall not be a prerequisite to membership on the board. To the extent possible, no more than two members of the board shall be primarily affiliated with any one particular national or state appraisal association. Two of the members must be licensed or certified residential real estate appraisers and two of the members must be certified general real estate appraisers at the time of their appointment. Members of the Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board are appointed for 4-year terms; however, a term of less than 4-years may be utilized to ensure that no more than two members’ terms expire during the same calendar year. A vacancy on the Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board shall be filled for the unexpired portion of the term of a previous member in the same manner as the original appointment and no member may serve for more than the remaining portion of a previous member’s unexpired term, plus two consecutive 4-year terms of the member’s own appointment.
The Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board meets every other month for a one day period and, unless otherwise noted, the meetings are held in Orlando. Prior to board meetings members of the Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board are expected to spend time in pre-meeting preparation. This preparation time includes reviewing agenda items, reading investigative reports and disciplinary information, reviewing applications and reading Florida Statutes or Florida Administrative Code. The average time for pre-meeting preparation ranges from ten to fifteen hours. Additionally, each member of the board is expected to serve on a probable cause panel approximately once each quarter. The probable cause panel meets once a month for approximately four hours. The member on this panel will have additional pre-meeting preparation averaging approximately ten hours. This preparation will consist of reviewing investigative reports and making a determination of the finding of probable cause to move forward with prosecution. Each member of the board receives a per diem and mileage as outlined in Section 112.061, Florida Statutes. For more information about the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation or the Division of Real Estate, please visit the Division of Real Estate webpage.
Description: The Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board (FREAB) is headquartered in Orlando and consists of nine members. The Board administers and enforces real estate appraiser license law. The Board has power to regulate the issuance of licenses, certifications, registrations, and permits; to discipline appraisers; to establish qualifications for licenses, certifications, registrations, and permits; to regulate approved courses; to establish standards for real estate appraisals; and to establish standards for and regulate supervisory appraisers. These rules are contained in Chapter 61J1, Florida Administrative Code. FREAB is governed by Chapters 455, 475, 215, 120, and 20, Florida Statutes, as well as the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).
Qualifications: Four members of the board must be Florida real estate appraisers who have been engaged in appraising real property in Florida for at least 5 years. One Florida member must represent the appraisal management industry. One Florida member must represent organizations that use appraisals for the purpose of eminent domain proceedings, financial transactions, or mortgage insurance. Three members shall be from the general public. Two of the members must be Florida licensed or certified residential appraisers and two of the members must be Florida certified general appraisers. The Governor shall give preference to real estate appraisers who are not primarily engaged in real estate brokerage or mortgage lending activities. To the extent possible, no more than two members of the board shall be primarily affiliated with any one particular national or state appraisal association. Section 475.613, Florida Statutes.
Quorum: Unless otherwise provided by law, 51 percent or more of the appointed members of the Commission constitute a quorum. Section 455.207, Florida Statutes.
|Janet Rabin (Certified Residential)||10/31/2023|
|Herbert Jourdan, Jr. (Certified General) – Chair||10/31/2026|
|Shawn Wilson (Certified General) – Vice Chair||10/31/2026|
|Evalyn ‘Fran’ Oreto (Certified Residential)||10/31/2025|
|Vacant (AMC Representative)|
|Florida Resident Members|
|Prakash “Paul” Patel||10/31/2024|
Updated February 7, 2023
Listed below are the schedule of meetings and workshops, present (subject to change as
circumstances require) and past, held by the Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board (FREAB).
All meetings are held at the Division of Real Estate Commission Chambers, in Orlando,
unless stated otherwise.
The FREAB invites and encourages all members of the public to provide comment on matters or propositions before the Board or a committee of the Board. The opportunity to provide comment shall be subject to Rule 61J1-7.020, Florida Administrative Code:
Interested individuals/parties may submit a written notice to the attention of FREAB
PUBLIC COMMENTS via the following ways:
- E-mail: DREAppraisalSection@myfloridalicense.com
- Mail: Division of Real Estate, 400 W. Robinson Street, Suite N801, Orlando, Florida 32801
- Fax: 407.317.7245
The Division of Real Estate is now able to live stream the meetings. Please note the
> The streaming is not recorded and it has limited space at this time. If you are unable to access the meeting, please try again later as access may become available during the day.
> If you have connected to the live stream and no longer wish to view the meeting in progress, please be sure to disconnect to allow others to access the live stream.
> Please disable your PC audio and video camera prior to logging into the meeting. Failure to do so will result in other users and attendees hearing and seeing you during the meeting.
- 2023 Appraisal Disciplinary Actions
- 2022 Appraisal Disciplinary Actions
- 2021 Appraisal Disciplinary Actions
- 2020 Appraisal Disciplinary Actions
- 2019 Appraisal Disciplinary Actions
- 2018 Appraisal Disciplinary Actions
- 2017 Appraisal Disciplinary Actions
- 2016 Appraisal Disciplinary Actions
- 2015 Appraisal Disciplinary Actions
- 2014 Appraisal Disciplinary Actions
- 2013 Appraisal Disciplinary Actions
- 2012 Appraisal Disciplinary Actions
- 2011 Appraisal Disciplinary Actions
- 2010 Appraisal Disciplinary Actions
- 2009 Appraisal Disciplinary Actions
- 2008 Appraisal Disciplinary Actions
- 2007 Appraisal Disciplinary Actions
- 2006 Appraisal Disciplinary Actions
- 2005 Appraisal Disciplinary Actions
- 2004 Appraisal Disciplinary Actions
- 2003 Appraisal Disciplinary Actions
- 2002 Appraisal Disciplinary Actions
- 2001 Appraisal Disciplinary Actions
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