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Certified Residential Appraiser (FREAB 10)

A 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.

Application Requirements:
  • AGE REQUIREMENT:   Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER: You must have a United States Social Security number to apply. You may visit the Social Security Administration website for information on how to obtain one.

  • QUALIFICATIONS:  Must hold a valid high school diploma or its equivalent and have a valid Social Security Number.

  • PRE-LICENSING EDUCATION: Must complete 200 classroom hours of approved pre-licensing education and qualify under one of the following: 1) hold a Bachelor''''s degree or higher from an accredited college or university; 2) hold an Associate''''s degree from an accredited college or university; 3) successfully complete 30 semester hours of college-level courses in each of the specific topic areas identified in rule; 4) successfully complete 30 hours of College Level Examination Program (CLEP) examinations that cover each of the specific topic areas identified in rule and; 5) any combination of Option 3 and 4 above. Please see Administrative Code 61J1-10.003 for complete details.

  • EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have obtained experience when registered under a certified appraiser. Experience must be a minimum of 1,500 hours. The experience must be documented on a minimum of 150 appraisal reports completed over a period of at least 12 months. All experience gained must be USPAP compliant and obtained after January 30, 1989.

  • EXPERIENCE WORK LOG: Separate appraisal logs shall be maintained by both the registered trainee appraiser and the supervisory appraiser. A separate log must be kept for each supervisory appraiser and the supervisor must sign each page of work. Click here to retrieve form DBPR RE-2300 (the Appraisal Experience Log).

  • OUT OF STATE APPLICANTS: Applicants with a Certified Residential license current and active in another state may qualify through our mutual recognition. Please visit our mutual recognition requirement page.

  • APPLICATION:  Complete the application by clicking on the "Online Services" link or the "Printable Application" link at the bottom of the page.

  • FEE: Pay the required fee as provided in the application. Military veterans, their spouses and Florida National Guard members may be eligible for a fee waiver, fee reimbursement, and/or fee discount. Please visit our DBPR Military Services page for more information.

  • FINGERPRINTS: An applicant must have a background check as part of the licensing process. You must submit your fingerprints using a Livescan Service Provider registered with FDLE immediately after submitting your application for licensure. It may take up to five days for your fingerprint results to be received by the Department after they are submitted to the Florida Department of Law enforcement (FDLE). Please note that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement requires that an application for licensure should precede the submission of your fingerprints. To learn more about fingerprinting, please visit our Fingerprinting webpage.

  • EXAMINATION: Must complete the National Residential Exam and the Florida Supplemental Exam.

  • BUSINESS NAME: Must register their business name with the department.

  • MORE INFORMATION: Learn more about this profession's application requirements (use the back button or arrow to return to this page).


  • UPDATED AQB CRITERIA: Please click here to apply for licensure under the updated AQB Criteria.

If you have questions or need assistance in completing this application, please call the Customer Contact Center at 850.487.1395 or use our convenient contact form.

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