An Agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia

The Real Estate Appraiser Board regulates individuals and firms that estimate the value of real estate, as well as appraisal management companies (AMCs), 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.

UPDATES RELATED TO COVID-19:

DPOR Offices at the Perimeter Center are closed to walk-in traffic until Monday, August 2nd.

No in-person customer service is available and visitors are not permitted to enter the building or drop off materials.

Use our online services, or contact us by email or phone. Visit dpor.virginia.gov/COVID-19 for more information about DPOR's response to COVID-19.

Important Exam Notices

PSI test centers in Virginia:
https://www.psionline.com/important-notice-update-concerning-covid-19-coronavirus

Second option for fingerprinting now available. Learn more

Applicants must read and understand the Real Estate Appraiser Board Regulations (PDF). Application fees are not refundable.

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. 

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Individuals

License Application Interactive Static
Experience Log

Learn more about Experience Requirements for appraiser licensure/certification

Interactive Static
Temporary License Application Interactive Static
Trainee License Application Interactive Static
Trainee Supervisor Verification Form Interactive Static
Activate Application (for individuals who hold a current, inactive Virginia license) Interactive Static


Business Entity Registration 

Corporation, partnership, association, etc. under which appraisal services are performed. NOT for AMCs (see below). 

Business Registration Application                                                                             Interactive Static

 
Appraisal Management Companies (AMCs)

AMC License Application Interactive Static
  • Federally Regulated Appraisal Management Company Registration Application 
Interactive Static
Owners & Controlling Person(s) Change Application  Interactive Static
Responsible Person Change Application Interactive Static


Education Providers 

Instructor Certificate Application    Interactive Static
Pre-License Course Application for Initial Approval Interactive Static
Pre-License Course RENEWAL Application Interactive Static
Continuing Education Course Application Interactive Static
Application for Supervisory/Trainee Appraiser Course                                                              Interactive Static

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Pending regulatory action (proposed changes, public hearings, etc.) 

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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 Hallhttps://townhall.virginia.gov/L/Meetings.cfm?BoardID=90

FAQs about Appraiser Continuing Education (CE)  

Examination Information

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

Exam Vendor  PSI (855) 340-3910
Frequency and Dates of Exam  Contact PSI (855) 340-3910
Deadline for Application   No application deadline.
Allow two weeks for processing of exam application.
Exam Fees (paid directly to PSI)
Not refundable/transferable 
$125 
Exam Locations  Charlottesville, VA
Richmond, VA
Roanoke, VA
Vienna, VA
Virginia Beach, VA
Johnson City, TN
Salisbury, MD
Questions About Exam Scheduling or Registration?   Only applicants approved by the Board should contact PSI at (855) 340-3910 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.


 


1. How do I contact the Board office? Will I be able to speak directly with a Board member? 

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

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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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 provide a 30-day period after the expiration date 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

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

Many Boards allow you to update your ADDRESS using Online Services, so login to your personal profile to see if this is an option for your license type. The alternative is to complete, print, sign, and submit an Address Change Form to the Board office by mail. Unless updated online, all Address Change Forms 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.

To report a NAME CHANGE: complete, print, sign, and submit a Name Change Form to the Board office. All name changes must be received by the Board in writing. Individual name change requests must be accompanied by a copy of a marriage certificate, divorce decree, court order, or other official documentation that verifies the name change.

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Board News

News Releases

View archived news releases.

Real Estate Appraiser Board

Board Executive Director

Christine Martine

Board Administrator

Jim Chapman

Member Roster

H. Glenn James

  • Licensee Member
  • Term ends April 2, 2021

Heather Placer Mull

  • Licensee Member
  • Term ends April 2, 2024

Mark Chapin

  • Appraisal Management Company Representative
  • Term ends April 2, 2022

Kelvin Bratton | Board Vice-Chair

  • Licensee Member
  • Term ends April 2, 2021

Fred Levine

  • Mortgage Lending Industry Representative
  • Term ends April 2, 2022

Jason Inge

  • Citizen Member
  • Term ends April 2, 2024

Richard D. Stuchell | Board Chair

  • Licensee Member
  • Term ends April 2, 2024

Edythe Kelleher

  • Citizen Member
  • Term ends April 2, 2022

Robert O. Rochester

  • Licensee Member
  • Terms ends April 2, 2021

Todd Canterbury

  • Licensee Member
  • Term ends June 30, 2024

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

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 outside the U.S., 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 (Interactive | Static). A temporary, non-renewable 12-month license for certain military spouses licensed in another state who need more time to meet Virginia-specific requirements is also an option if necessary. [Section 54.1-119

  • Military spouses also can get help covering the costs of transferring their professional licenses or certifications when they experience a permanent-change-of-station move with their service member spouse

For honorably discharged veterans, “substantially equivalent” military training, education, or experience may be credited toward certain license requirements (pursuant to Section 54.1-118). The Virginia Department of Veteran Services does not reimburse for exam costs. However, Veterans can be reimbursed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The link for the information is here: https://www.va.gov/education/about-gi-bill-benefits/how-to-use-benefits/test-fees.

(Please check back periodically as we modify transactions in the future.)


Renew a license

ALL license types  

  • Except appraiser course, school, and temporary  
  • Except Appraisal Management Company (AMC)

 


Reinstate an expired license

ALL license types 

  • Except appraiser course, school, and temporary
  • Except Appraisal Management Company (AMC)

 


Re-approve a course

Course licenses only


Go to Online Services