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News and Information - Maryland Commission of Real Estate Appraisers, Appraisal Management Companies and Home Inspectors

 

2015 AQB Criteria

The Appraiser Qualification Board ("AQB") adopted changes to the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria.

The following criteria changes took effect on January 1, 2015:

  • Applicants for the Certified Residential and Certified General classifications will have to possess a Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university;
  • Applicants for the Licensed Residential classification will have to have successfully completed 30 semester hours of college-level education from an accredited college, junior college, community college, or university, or have an Associate's degree or higher from an accredited college, junior college, community college, or university;
  • All new candidates will be required to undergo a criminal background check;
  • Prohibition of repetitive continuing education in the same continuing education cycle;
  • Revisions to the Trainee Appraiser classification that will include a requirement to take a course oriented to the requirements and responsibilities of Trainee Appraisers and Supervisory Appraisers; and
  • New Supervisory Appraiser requirements.

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