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Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers

Attention: The division is recruiting for multiple positions across the state to fill vacancies in important roles. Most positions are telework-capable and could work outside our home office locations. Click here to review job descriptions and apply. Check back often as new recruitments are added.

Hard Copy License Certificates Discontinued

The division no longer mails hardcopy license certificates due to limited resources and staffing vacancies. Official copies of license certificates are now provided in licensees’ individual MY LICENSE self-service portal accounts. The certificates will be located under the “initial application” and “renewal” events in the MY LICENSE account.

If you need guidance on how to set up for or access your MY LICENSE account, you can access the MY LICENSE here.

Public Notice:

Notice of Adopted Changes to the Regulations of the Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers

On June 7, 2022, the Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers adopted regulation changes in Title 12, Chapter 70 of the Alaska Administrative Code. The regulations primarily concern adoption of a new section creating an application process for a temporary military courtesy license to practice as a general, residential, trainee, or institutional real estate appraiser in the state. The regulation changes were reviewed and approved by the Department of Law, signed and filed by the Lieutenant Governor (or designee) on November 23, 2022, and will go into effect on December 23, 2022. Please click here to see the filed version of the regulations.

The new regulation changes will be printed in Register 244, January 2023 of the Alaska Administrative Code.

Pending Continuing Education Regulation Changes

On November 1st, the Board of Real Estate Appraisers adopted regulations changes to the continuing education requirements so that 100% of CE credits can be completed in an online platform, versus the current 50%. However, those regulations are not in effect. They must be reviewed and processed by the Department of Law then the Lt. Governor’s Office. They will go into effect 30 days after being signed by the Lt. Governor, and will not be retroactive. While we’re optimistic the regulations will be in effect before the 6/30/2023 license expiration date, we do not have a clear timeline or confirmation of this.

Until the regulation changes are signed and in effect, the existing regulations remain in effect. All courses approved under the current regulations will continue to meet requirements once the new regulations are in effect. All education courses taken must be pre-approved by the board to meet the CE requirements, and they must be taken in the manner the course was approved. For instance, if the course was approved for in-person instruction but not online instruction, it must be taken in-person to qualify. For guidance on what courses are currently approved, please utilize the board’s “Board Approved Courses- Search Engine” below, or you are welcome to email realestateappraisers@alaska.gov to request verification of whether a course is board-approved.

Education Courses

Attention: Please note, per regulation, courses for both initial/qualifying education and continuing education are required to be Board approved at the time of taking the course.

Please click here to utilize the education search engine to locate Board approved courses.

Board staff are more than happy to help verify approved courses as well. Please contact realestateappraisers@alaska.gov to verify if a course is Board approved or not.

The Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers is staffed by the Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing. The Board consists of one general real estate appraiser, one residential real estate appraiser, one mortgage banking executive, one public member, and one at-large member. Board members are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Legislature.

The Board adopts regulations to carry out the laws governing real estate appraisal practice in Alaska. It makes final certification decisions and takes disciplinary action against people who violate the certification laws. The Board meets two times a year and offers a scheduled public comment period at each meeting. Meeting dates and agendas are available from the licensing examiner.

Professions Regulated by the Board

  • General Real Estate Appraiser
  • Institutional Real Estate Appraiser
  • Registered Trainee
  • Residential Real Estate Appraiser
  • Courtesy Licensing

Board Updates: Please Read

Continuing Education for the 2023 Certification Renewal

Emergency order 12 AAC 70.220(f), allowing for unlimited online continuing education hours for the 2021 renewal, expired on June 30, 2021.

Regulations remain in effect as currently written.

12 AAC 70.220. HOURS OF CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIRED. (a) At the time of certificate renewal, an applicant for renewal who has been certified for (1) 24 months or more shall document satisfactory completion of at least 28 hours of continuing education during the concluding licensing period;
(2) at least 185 days, but less than 24 months, shall document satisfactory completion of at least 14 hours of continuing education during the concluding licensing period;
(3) less than 185 days is not required to meet continuing education requirements for that renewal.
(b) The board will not recognize continuing education hours claimed by an applicant for renewal for taking the same, or substantially identical, course more than once during a certification period.
(c) Except as provided in (d) of this section, credit is given for classroom and examination hours only and not for hours devoted to class preparation or completion of assignments. A classroom hour is defined in 12 AAC 70.910.
(d) Up to one-half of the hours required by this section may be obtained through distance education approved under 12 AAC 70.210 or online courses approved under 12 AAC 70.215.
(e) As part of the requirements of (a)(1) of this section, an applicant for renewal of a certificate shall document satisfactory completion of a seven-hour National USPAP Update Course, taught by an Appraiser Qualifications Board certified instructor who is a certified appraiser. The board will accept courses determined as equivalent by the Appraiser Qualifications Board Course Approval Program of the Appraisal Foundation. Completion of the 15-hour national USPAP course used for certification under 12 AAC 70.115 may not be used to satisfy the continuing education renewal requirements of the seven-hour USPAP Update Course required in this subsection.
(f) During the licensing period of July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2021, an unlimited number of the hours required by this section may be obtained through distance education described in (d) of this section.

Per regulation, courses are required to be Board approved at the time of taking the course. The state website does have a search engine to locate Board approved courses. In addition to this you may email RealEstateAppraisers@Alaska.Gov. Staff are more than happy to help verify if a course is Board approved.

May 6, 2021

Continuing Education for the 2021 Certification Renewal

During the licensing period of July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2021, an unlimited number of the hours may be obtained through distance education. 12 AAC 70.220(d) and (f)

Questions regarding the continuing education requirements for Alaska? RealEstateAppraisers@Alaska.Gov

Appraisal Management Companies Annual Report

Appraisal Management Companies (AMC) registered with the State of Alaska are required to report annually to the department for each appraiser on their appraiser panel who has performed an appraisal for a federally covered transaction in the state within the preceding calendar year. This report should be completed, and appropriate fees submitted, using form #08-4730. AMCs who qualify will be placed on the federal ASC registry for Appraisal Management Companies. This registry will be updated in July of each year. Federally regulated AMCs shall report annually using the same form #08-4730. This form contains provisions for these AMCs to report and pay the associated fee as well. AMC annual reports are due no later than June 30th.

Board Vacancy Announcement

The Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers is looking for a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser who is interested in serving on the board. If you would like to apply for appointment to this position, please visit the application site. Prior to applying, you may wish to read more about the roles and responsibilities of Alaska’s volunteer licensing board members and division processes and authority on our board resources page.

Questions regarding this vacancy? boards@alaska.gov

Contact Information

Phone: (907) 269-7140
Fax: (907) 269-8156
Email: RealEstateAppraisers@Alaska.Gov
Alaska Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers
550 W 7th Avenue, Suite 1500
Anchorage, AK 99501