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Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What does the Board mean by “Core Curriculum”? 2. What is the timeframe in which the core curriculum hours must be completed? 3. How do I find/participate in core curriculum courses? 4. What does the Board mean by “Experience”? 5. Where can I find additional information on certification requirements? 6. If I am an out-of-state certified appraiser employed by a financial institution, do I have to obtain a certificate or courtesy license in order to conduct an appraisal in Alaska? 7. What is required for continuing education requirements? 8. Is it required to become registered as a trainee in Alaska? 9. What is the required course for Trainees and Supervisors? 10. How do I become a Board-approved supervisor? 11. What is a supervisor responsible for? 12. Registered trainees must be supervised by a certified real estate appraiser—how do I find an approved supervisor? 13. I would like to add a supervisory appraiser and keep my current supervisory appraiser—how do I do this? 14. I am currently a Trainee Appraiser—what additional qualifications do I need in order to transition to a certified general or residential real estate appraiser? 15. Do I have to become registered as a Trainee before I become a certified real estate appraiser? 16. I am currently a Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser—what additional qualifications do I need in order to transition to a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser? 17. What do I need to know about applying for a courtesy license? 18. Are background checks and/or fingerprints required as part of the application process for certification? 19. I have a concern about a certified appraiser, how do I file a complaint? 20. What type of land appraisals is a Certified Residential Appraiser allowed to do? 21. Am I allowed to take my core curriculum (qualifying education) and/or continuing education online? 22. Is board approval required prior to scheduling an examination? 23. May Determination of Competency Forms be submitted to the Division before a trainee applies for an appraisal license?