Appraiser Qualification Criteria:
Effective January 1, 2021, pursuant to 59 O.S. 4003, a one-time, one-year waiver of fees may be granted to low-income individuals associated with an application for a new license, renewal or reinstatement of an existing or inactive license. Low-income individuals must show satisfactory evidence either of:
- he or she is enrolled in a state or federal government assistance program designed to assist underprivileged or low income individuals and families; or
- his or her household adjusted gross income falls below 140% of the federal poverty line.
Please contact Board staff for guidance.
Continuing Education Requirements: All appraisers, including Trainees, are required to take 42 hours of continuing education every three years. The continuing education cycle is different for each appraiser and coincides with the dates in which your paper license is valid.
21 hours of the required 42 MUST be taken in person/live webinar. The remainder may be taken online should you choose to do so. You MAY NOT take all 42 hours of continuing education online.
Each appraiser is responsible for the submission of his or her course completion certificates. Do not rely on your education provider to turn in these in to our office. You may e-mail your course completion certificate to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax to (405) 522-6909 or hard copy mail to Oklahoma Insurance Department, Attn: REAB, 400 NE 50th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73105.
7-HOUR USPAP UPDATE: Each appraiser is required to take the 7-Hour USPAP update on a two-year cycle. In Oklahoma it is an odd-year, even-year, cycle. This requirement is unrelated to your three-year continuing education requirement, although you will receive continuing education credit for the USPAP update, and it will count towards your 42 hour total.
The current cycle is January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2020 and relates to the 2020-2021 USPAP. Regardless of when you last took the 7-Hour USPAP Update, you must complete this course no later than December 31, 2020.
- You MUST submit proof of completion, in the form of a course completion certificate, no later than close of business on December 31, 2020.
- If you do not take the course by the deadline, or if you take the course and do not submit your certificate, you risk being fined or suspended.
- Do not rely on the education provider to submit your certificate. It is the appraiser’s responsibility to submit the course completion certificate for this course.
The schedule of currently offered, live, USPAP update courses can be found on the Course Announcements tab.
The course numbering system is as follows:
600-level courses are approved for qualifying education. All qualifying education courses serve “double duty” as you will also receive continuing education credit for the course so long as it has been successfully completed.
700-level courses are approved for in-class continuing education.
900-level courses are approved for on-line or distance continuing education.
The 15-hour National USPAP will be course number 600.
The in-class 7-hour National USPAP Update will be course number 700.
The on-line 7-hour National USPAP Update will be course number 900.
If you have questions about a course’s approval, you should contact the Board.