• Real Estate Appraiser Board

    The Real Estate Appraiser Board regulates individuals and firms that estimate the value of real estate, in accordance with federal guidelines. The Appraisal Subcommittee is the federal agency charged with oversight of state appraisal regulatory programs. The Appraisal Foundation, a non-profit entity designated by Congress as the source of appraisal qualifications and standards, serves as an umbrella organization for the Appraisal Standards Board and the Appraiser Qualifications Board.

    • NEW! Board newsletter, Virginia Appraiser, returns after multi-year hiatus: Summer 2014 issue.
    • UPDATE (5/12/14): Important notice  about AQB Criteria. Background check implementation delayed until Jan. 1, 2017. All other requirements enforced effective Jan. 1, 2015. 
    • Read about upcoming licensing requirement for Appraisal Management Companies (AMCs).
    Licensing Section  (804) 367-2039
    Board Office  (804) 367-8552
    FAX  (866) 826-8863
    Email  REAppraisers@dpor.virginia.gov  
  • Forms & Applications

    For Individuals | For Businesses | For Education Providers 


    Applicants must read and understand the Real Estate Appraiser Board Regulations (PDF).

    DPOR Boards only accept the most recent versions of the applications provided below. DPOR Boards are not responsible for processing delays associated with forms that do not conform to this requirement.
    Need help opening, viewing or printing? Troubleshooting resources available here.

    Application fees are not refundable.


    For Individuals

    Read UPDATED notice (5/12/2014) about AQB Criteria effective Jan. 1, 2015. 

    For Businesses

    Read about upcoming licensing requirement for Appraisal Management Companies (AMCs).

    For Education Providers

    Laws & Regulations

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    Meetings & Minutes

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    The Virginia Regulatory Town Hall provides access to the board's meeting schedule, agendas, and past meeting minutes

    Visit the Town Hall: http://www.townhall.virginia.gov/L/viewboard.cfm?boardid=90&display=meetings 

    Education & Exams

    Read important notice about new AQB Criteria effective Jan. 1, 2015. 

    Examination Information

    Applicants must obtain approval from the Board prior to taking the exam. 

    Exam Vendor  PSI (800) 733-9267
    Frequency and Dates of Exam  Contact PSI (800) 733-9267
    Deadline for Application   No application deadline.
    Allow two weeks for processing of exam application.
    Exam Fees (paid directly to PSI)
    Not refundable/transferable 
    Standard Registration by mail: $100
    Internet Phone or FAX Registration: $105
    Exam Locations  Charlottesville
    Eastern Shore
    Falls Church
    Richmond
    Roanoke
    Tyson's Corner
    Virginia Beach
    Questions About Exam Scheduling or Registration?   Only applicants approved by the Board should contact PSI at (800) 733-9267 or http://www.psiexams.com.
    Other Questions?  To obtain an application package or to check on the status of your application, contact the Board office at (804) 367-2039.

    Frequently Asked Questions 

    1. How do I contact the Board office? 
    2. When I call the Board office, will I be able to speak directly with a Board member? 
    3. What are the differences between sales prices, appraisals, and assessments? 
    4. How do I file a complaint against an appraiser? 
    5. I need to renew my registration, but I haven't received my renewal form. What do I need to do? 
    6. My renewal payment was one day late and I have always paid on time. Can you waive the late fee? 
    7. I did not renew on time because I didn't receive my renewal card. Do I still have to pay a late fee or reinstate my registration? 
    8. Does the Board office use the date of receipt or the postmark date to determine whether an application or renewal was received on time? 
    9. My address and/or name has changed. What do I need to do to notify the Board? 

    1. How do I contact the Board office?

    You may reach the Board office by phone at 804-367-2039 (Licensing Section) or 804-367-8552 (Board Office), by FAX at 1-866-826-8863, or by e-mail at REAppraisers@dpor.virginia.gov.Additionally, if you have information that you would like to mail to the Board, please send it to:

    Real Estate Appraiser Board
    Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
    9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400
    Richmond, VA 23233

    2. When I call the Board office, will I be able to speak directly with a Board member?

    No. The Board members do not work in the Board office. They come into the Board offices for Board meetings and hearings, but are not here on a daily basis.

    Board office staff members can answer your questions and are trained to process all information that comes into the Board office. Please do not contact Board members directly.

    3. What are the differences between sales prices, appraisals, and assessments?

    Sales price is the actual price a buyer pays for a particular property. An appraisal is a detailed single property valuation, and may be obtained any time throughout the year. Appraisals can have a variety of purposes, such as for mortgage loan, sale, home equity loan, and real estate valuations. An assessment is a mass appraisal of property as of January 1 each year for tax purposes. Assessments are based on large numbers of sales that are analyzed to determine values for large groups of similar properties.

    4. How do I file a complaint against an appraiser?

    Appraisers are required to comply with Board regulations and the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. If you believe an appraiser may have violated state regulations or federal standards, you may file a complaint with DPOR's Regulatory Programs and Compliance Section.

    5. I need to renew my license, but I haven't received my renewal form. What do I need to do?

    Send in the renewal fee, make checks payable to the Treasurer of Virginia, and include your license/certificate number on your check. Please complete the Name/Address Change Form if you have moved or changed your name. Mail this information to:
    Real Estate Appraiser Board

    Department of Professional & Occupational Regulation
    9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400
    Richmond, VA 23233

    You CANNOT continue to practice in Virginia after your license has expired.

    6. My renewal payment was one day late and I have always paid on time. Can you waive the late fee?

    No. The Board's regulations allow a 30-day grace period in which a license may be renewed without penalty (therefore, your payment is actually 31 days late). Staff cannot waive the fee. Board regulations state that if the requirements for renewal of a license, including receipt of the fee by the board, are not complete within 30 days of the expiration date, a reinstatement fee is required.

    7. I did not renew on time because I didn't receive my renewal card. Do I still have to pay a late fee or reinstate my registration?

    Yes. Board regulations state that failure to receive the renewal notice does not relieve the licensee of the obligation to renew.

    8. Does the Board office use the date of receipt or the postmark date to determine whether an application or renewal was received on time?

    The date the application or renewal was received in the agency determines whether it is on time, not the postmark date. If the renewal fee is received after the due date, you will be required to pay the reinstatement fee. If the reinstatement fee is received after the due date, you will be required to reapply for licensure, meeting all current requirements.

    9. My address and/or name has changed. What do I need to do to notify the Board?

    Complete, print, sign, and submit a Name/Address Change Form to the Board office. All address changes must be received by the Board in writing. When providing a post office box as the mailing address, it must be accompanied by the physical address.

    Real Estate Appraiser Board

    Board Executive Director

    Christine Martine

    Board Administrator

    Kevin Hoeft

    Member Roster

    Thomas "Mack" Strickland, Jr.
    Licensee Member
    Term ends April 2, 2017
    H. Glenn James, Chair
    Licensee Member
    Term ends April 2, 2016
    Michael G. Miller, Vice-Chair
    Licensee Member
    Term ends April 2, 2018
    Jean M. Gannon
    Licensee Member
    Term ends April 2, 2017
    Fay B. Silverman
    Mortgage Lending Industry Representative
    Term ends April 2, 2018
    Rene Fonseca
    Citizen Member
    Term ends April 2, 2016
    Scott Mayausky
    Licensee Member
    Term ends April 2, 2016
    Laura Sanchez del Solar
    Citizen Member
    Term ends April 2, 2018
    Robert O. Rochester
    Licensee Member
    Terms ends April 2, 2017
    Christopher S. Call
    Appraisal Management Company Representative
    Term ends June 30, 2016

    Board members are appointed by the Governor. To learn more about the gubernatorial appointment process, visit the Secretary of the Commonwealth's website. 

    News & Publications

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    Board News

    Press Releases

    View most recent Appraiser License Revocation media advisory.

    Military and Veterans Services

    DPOR stands ready to assist veterans and active-duty military personnel as they maintain or transition to civilian careers requiring professional credentials.

    Active-duty military personnel and their spouses having served overseas, as well as certain diplomatic service members and veterans, may be eligible to receive up to a five-year extension for meeting license renewal requirements (pursuant to Section 54.1-117 of the Code of Virginia).

    Spouses of active-duty military personnel assigned to a duty station in Virginia are eligible for expedited processing using the Military Spouse Expedited License Application (PDF). A temporary, non-renewable six-month license for certain military spouses licensed in another state who need more time to meet Virginia-specific requirements may also be an option. 

    In addition, the Virginia Department of Veterans Affairs may reimburse veterans for the cost of license or certification exams. See the VA Pamphlet 22-02-1 for more information.

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