Appraisal Licensing Requirements

ATTENTION: There are prerequisites needed before an applicant can take the National Uniform Licensing and Certification Examinations.

The applicant must have all experience and education completely verified by the appropriate state appraiser regulatory agency prior to taking the National Examination. 

The appropriate steps to take are below.

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 
  • $15.00 technology 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

 (Supervision of Interns, NAC 645C.108-NAC 645C.120)

***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.

   Click here to view schedule of meetings.

NAC 645C.068  Requirement for registered intern to attend meetings of Commission. (NRS 645C.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 as intern)

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. 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 
  • $15.00 technology fee

2-year valid period.

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

   (NAC 645C.235 Required instruction: Licensure as 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 meet at least one of the following criteria: 

(a) Hold a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university. (Official transcript required)
(b) Hold an associate degree in a field of study related to the following:
    (1) Business administration;
    (2) Accounting;
    (3) Finance;
    (4) Economics; or
    (5) Real Estate

(c) Has successfully completed 30 semester hours of college-level courses which must include not less than:
    (1) 3 semester hours of English composition;
    (2) 3 semester hours of microeconomics;
    (3) 3 semester hours of macroeconomics;
    (4) 3 semester hours of finance;
    (5) 3 semester hours of algebra, geometry or higher mathematics;
    (6) 3 semester hours of statistics;
    (7) 3 semester hours of computer science;
    (8) 3 semester hours of business or real estate law; and
    (9) 2 elective courses each consisting of three semester hours in any of the areas listed in this paragraph or in accounting, geography, agricultural economics, business management or real estate.
 

(d) Has successfully completed at least 30 semester hours of College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) examinations in each of the following areas:
    (1) 3 semester hours of college algebra;
    (2) 6 semester hours of college composition;
    (3) 3 semester hours of college composition modular;
    (4) 6 semester hours of college mathematics;
    (5) 3 semester hours of macroeconomics;
    (6) 3 semester hours of microeconomics;
    (7) 3 semester hours of introductory business law; and
    (8) 3 semester hours of information systems.

(e) Successfully completed any combination of paragraphs (c) and (d) that ensure coverage of all areas and semester hours pursuant to paragraph (c).

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 
  • $15.00 technology fee

2-year valid period.

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

   (NAC 645C.237  Required instruction: Certification as residential 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 
  • $15.00 technology fee
  • 2-year valid period 

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

    (NAC 645C.240  Required instruction: Certification as general appraiser)

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