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Appraiser Licensing
Appraiser licensing and enforcement varies from state to state. California governing board is OREA. To participate in federally-related transactions, for example, a mortgage being underwritten by a lender, an appraiser
must be licensed or certified by his or her state. The license or certification is evidence that the appraiser has performed a required number of hours as a trainee under the supervision of a practicing appraiser, may have passed an examination and completes a required number of hours of Continuing Education Training.

Prior to the Savings and Loan crisis of the 1980's, giving rise to appraiser licensing, appraisers had to market their expertise, service, professionalism and association designations. Many feel that state licensing has diluted the appraisal profession. Many consider licensure a minimum of what you should expect from an appraiser.

We have worked hard to establish a reputation for quality work, performed professionally and ethically. You should never just look for a licensed appraiser; being discriminating in choosing your appraiser. Please visit our website for valuable information on the experience we have and the service we provide.

You should always be sure your appraiser is licensed or preferably certified and in good standing. The Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC) of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) maintains a national database of appraisers and their license/certification status.  It is available publicly at this link.

This database which relies on reports from each state appraisal board, will tell you if an appraiser you are considering has had his or her license suspended, revoked or whether the license has lapsed. You can rest assured that our certification is current and in good standing!