Appraisal Licensing Requirements

Out of State Licensees

Those wishing to obtain a Nevada appraiser license and who hold a valid appraiser license in another state, district, or US territory have an abbreviated application process.  These individuals must:

1. Submit a completed application

  • No log is required
  • No verification of experience is required

2. Submit a copy of the appraiser license from their home state and

3. Show proof of completing 3 hours of education in Nevada Appraisal Law

Registered Intern

To become a registered intern, the applicant must meet the following criteria:

1. Show proof of completion of the following education: (courses must be approved by the Nevada Commission of Appraisers)

  • 30 hours of basic appraisal principles
  • 30 hours of basic appraisal procedures
  • 15 hours of National USPAP
  • 3 hours of Nevada Law

2. Submit a completed registration application; and

3. Submit required fees

  • $100 application fee
  • $190.00 registration fee

4. Applicants and the supervising appraiser MUST complete the Supervisor/Trainee course prior to submitting an application. This course is only required to be taken once

***ATTENTION INTERNS***

Pursuant to NAC 645C.068 Registered interns are required to attend 6 hours of a Commission hearing prior to applying for a license/certification.

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NAC 645C.068  Requirement for registered intern to attend meetings of Commission. (NRS645C.210)  A registered intern must attend at least 6 hours of meetings of the Commission before he may apply for a license or certificate. The Commission will certify to the attendance of the registered intern.

(Added to NAC by Comm’n of Appraisers of Real Estate by R158-05, eff. 9-18-2006)

   (NAC 645C.243  Required instruction: Registration asintern.)

Licensed Residential Appraiser

Applicants for a residential appraiser license must:

1. Show proof of completion of the following education (courses must be approved by the Nevada Commission of Appraisers):

  • 30 hours basic appraisal principles;
  • 30 hours basic appraisal procedures;
  • 15 hours National USPAP;
  • 15 hours residential market analysis and analysis of the highest and best use of real estate;
  • 15 hours valuation of a site and cost approach for a residential appraiser;
  • 30 hours residential sales comparison and income approaches;
  • 15 hours of instruction on residential report writing and case studies; and
  • 3 hours of Nevada Law.

2. Must have an associate’s degree, or higher, from an accredited college or university or successfully complete 30 semester hours of college-level courses from an accredited college or university.

3. Show proof of at least 2 years and 2,400 hours of experience working as an appraiser or intern; and

Submit a completed license application; and

Show proof of passing the Appraisal examination or proof of active licensure in another state.

Submit required fees:

  • $100.00 application fee; and
  • $240.00 license fee; and
  • $80.00 Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council fee

2-year valid period.

* EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO TAKING THE STATE LICENSING EXAM *

   (NAC 645C.235 Required instruction: Licensureas residential appraiser.)

Certified Residential Appraiser

Applicants must:

Show proof of completion of the following courses: (courses must be approved by the Nevada Commission of Appraisers)

  • 30 hours basic appraisal principles;
  • 30 hours basic appraisal procedures;
  • 15 hours National USPAP;
  • 15 hours market analysis and analysis of the highest and best use of real estate;
  • 15 hours residential appraiser valuation of a site and cost approach;
  • 30 hours residential sales comparison and income approaches;
  • 15 hours residential report writing and case studies;
  • 15 hours statistics, modeling and finance;
  • 15 hours advanced residential applications and case studies;
  • 3 hours Nevada Law; and
  • 20 hours of instruction in elective courses relating to appraisals.

An applicant for a certificate as a residential appraiser must: 

Hold a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university. (Official transcript required);

Show proof of at least 2 years of and 2,500 hours experience working as an appraiser or intern, including not less that 500 hours of experience relating to complex property (NRS 645C 0.55 "Complex property" defined);

Submit a completed license application;

Show proof of passing the Appraisal examination or proof of active licensure in another state; and

Submit required fees:

  • $100.00 application fee; and
  • $240.00 license fee; and
  • $80.00 Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council fee

2-year valid period.

* EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO TAKING THE STATE LICENSING EXAM *

   NAC 645C.237  Required instruction: Certification asresidential appraiser.

Certified General Appraiser

Applicants must:

Show proof of completion of the following education:  (courses must be approved by the Nevada Commission of Appraisers)

  • 30 hours basic appraisal principles;
  • 30 hours basic appraisal procedures;
  • 15 hours National USPAP;
  • 30 hours general market analysis and highest and best use;
  • 30 hours general appraiser valuation of a site and cost approach;
  • 30 hours general appraiser sales comparison approach;
  • 60 hours general appraiser income approach;
  • 30 hours general appraiser report writing and case studies;
  • 15 hours statistics, modeling and finance;
  • 3 hours of Nevada Law; and
  • 30 hours of instruction in elective courses relating to appraisals.

Hold a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university. (Official transcript required); and

Show proof of at least 3 years working as an appraiser or intern and 3,600 hours experience, including not less than 1,500 hours of experience of appraising commercial real estate of experience ;

Submit a completed license application; and
Show proof of passing the Appraisal examination or proof of active licensure in another state; and
Submit required fees:

  • $100.00 application fee;
  • $340.00 license fee; and
  • $80.00 Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council fee
  • 2-year valid period

* EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO TAKING THE STATE LICENSING EXAM *

   NAC 645C.240  Required instruction: Certification asgeneral appraiser.

Education Providers

  List of Accredited Pre-License Education Providers