Appraisal Subcommittee Policy Update

Qualifying Education for Initial or Upgrade Applications 

Effective July, 1, 2013 

In accordance with the ASC (the Appraisal Subcommittee), documentation must be provided to support education claimed by applicants for initial credentialing or upgrade. States may not accept an affidavit for education claimed from applicants for any federally recognized credential. This includes applications for credentialing of State Licensed, Certified Residential or Certified General classifications, and Limited (trainee) and supervisor classifications. 

If a State accepts an education-related affidavit from applicants for initial licensure in any non-certified classification, upon the appraiser’s application to upgrade to a certified classification, the State must require documentation to support the appraiser’s educational qualification for the certified classification, not just the incremental amount of education required to move from the non-certified to the certified classification. This requirement applies to all federally recognized credentials effective July 1, 2013.