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Certified General Appraiser (FREAB 10)

A Certified General Appraiser means a person who is certified by the department as qualified to issue appraisal reports for any type of real property.

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 300 classroom hours of approved pre-licensing education, a Bachelors degree, or higher from an accredited college or university. Please see Administrative Code 61J1-10.004 for complete details.

  • EXPERIENCE: Must have obtained experience when registered under a certified appraiser or when certified as a Residential Appraiser.  Experience must be a minimum of 3,000 hours consisting of at least 1,500 hours in non-residential appraisal work. The experience must be documented on a minimum of 23 appraisal reports completed over a period of at least 18 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)

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

  • FEE: The fee is $351.00 which can be paid either by using our Online Services or by personal check.

  • FINGERPRINTS: Must have a background check as part of the licensing process.  To learn more about fingerprinting, please visit our Fingerprint FAQs.

  • EXAM: Complete the National General Exam and the Florida Supplemental Exam.

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

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


  • MORE INFORMATIONLearn 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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2601 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee FL 32399 :: Email: Customer Contact Center :: Customer Contact Center: 850.487.1395