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Wisconsin Appraiser License Requirements

Appraiser License Types (Pre-license)

The following are the types of licenses for appraisers. To see a downloadable flyer of the detailed requirements, click here.

  • Licensed Appraiser: Can appraise non-complex 1-4 residential units valued under $1,000,000 or complex 1-4 residential units valued under $250,000.
    • Complete 150 hours of approved pre-license education, including15 hours of USPAP.
    • Pass a state-administered exam.
    • Accumulate 2,000 hours of experience.
     
  • Certified Residential Appraiser: Can appraise 1-4 residential units of any value or complexity including vacant/unimproved land that is utilized for, or for which the highest and best use is for 1-4 family purposes; cannot appraise subdivisions where a development analysis/appraisal is necessary.
    • Complete 200 hours of approved pre-license education, including:
      • 15 hours of USPAP.
      • 15 hours of statistics.
      • 15 hours of advanced case studies.
      • 20 hours of electives.
       
    • Pass a state-administered exam
    • Accumulate 2,500 hours of experience
    • Hold an Associate's Degree
     
  • Certified General Appraiser: Can appraise all types of property at any value.
    • Complete 300 hours of approved pre-license education, including:
      • 15 hours of USPAP.
      • 15 hours of statistics.
      • 30 hours of General Market Analysis.
      • 30 hours of General Sales Comparison.
      • 30 hours of General Site Valuation and Cost.
      • 60 hours of General Income.
      • 30 hours of General Report Writing and Case Studies.
      • 30 hours of electives.
       
    • Pass a state-administered exam
    • Accumulate 2,500 hours of experience
    • Hold an Bachelor's Degree

Appraiser License Renewal (Continuing Education)

The Wisconsin DSPS requires all appraiser licensees to complete 28 hours of CE during each two-year licensing period (biennium), seven of these hours must be USPAP education, in order to renew your license. The WRA offers appraisal DSPS-approved CE courses throughout the year to help satisfy the education requirement. Download January 2008 changes!

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