Division of Real Estate
FLORIDA REAL ESTATE APPRAISAL BOARD
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.
FREAB Meetings Reminder
If you wish to have printed materials to reference during the meeting, you may access these documents through the Meetings and Workshops link found in the left-hand column of this web page. You may access and print all publicly available materials as early as 7 days before the date of the meeting. We appreciate your understanding as the department endeavors to minimize paper usage in all our business practices.
As of February 2012, the Division of Real Estate will be able to live stream the meetings. The link can be found on the same page as the meeting materials above. 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.
Also, please note the following FREAB Meeting info:
- This is a one-day meeting, beginning at 8:30 a.m.
- Sign-in for the Legal Docket will begin at 8:00 a.m.
- If you plan to attend to obtain continuing education credit, you will need to attend the full day. Sign-in will begin at 8:00 a.m. Please be sure to contact the Division of Real Estate, Education Section, prior to the meeting, to make the proper arrangements to receive credit.
Please take note:
Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria
Concept Paper – Alternative Track to the Experience Requirement
The Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) has made changes over the last decade to education and examination requirements. The AQB is now exploring the need for an alternative experience track and verifiable solutions to meet the need, if one exists.
A Concept Paper has been developed. Written comments will be accepted by mail, email or fax to the contact information listed on the Concept Paper. The AQB will hold a hearing and panel discussion on this matter at the October 16th public meeting in Washington, DC.
The concept paper may be obtained here
Alert * Alert * Alert
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Real Estate is proud to announce that we are now offering a free license certification through your online accounts.
The free license certification will give basic license, experience, and education information while including a link directly to your current license information to show your license status, who you are currently working with, and any public discipline.
This certification can be used to send to other state agencies you are pursuing professional licensing with or to send to someone requesting verification of your license status.
The certification will come to you via email and can be sent electronically to whomever you need to send it to.
If this certification does not meet your needs, you may request a more detailed certification of license by sending a written request with $25.00 fee for real estate licensees and for real estate appraisers to:
Department of Business and Professional Regulation
Central Intake Unit
1900 North Monroe Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
2014 – 2015 USPAP Now Available
On October 1, 2013 the Appraisal Foundation announced the release of its updated 2014-2015 Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) publication. The effective date is January 1, 2014. Appraisers should visit the links to the Appraisal Foundation website to learn about the changes.
- Video: 2014-15 USPAP Summary of Actions
A video discussion highlighting the changes to the 2014-15 edition of USPAP.
- USPAP Q&A
The Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) has issued Q&As specifically on the 2014-15 edition of USPAP.
- USPAP Summary of Actions Document
To view a detailed written description of the changes, please see the USPAP Summary of Actions.