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Frequently Asked Questions

Should I notify The Board of a change of address?
  Yes! An appraiser may send in writing or email to  carolyn.greene@reab.alabama.gov

How do I obtain a Letter of Good Standing from the AREAB?
Mail a written request to the Board, with a fee of $25.00

How do I apply for a Temporary Permit in Alabama?
  Mail in a completed Temporary Permit Application along with $250.00. The applicant must be an active Appraiser in his home state. You may follow this link to our Temporary Permit Application.

How do I apply for the FHA appraiser roster?
  Visit the HUD website: http://www.hud.gov/groups/appraisers.cfm


What are the different types of federally recognized appraiser classifications and what type of work may each perform?

  There are three federally recognized appraiser classifications: (1)State Licensed; (2) State Certified Residential; and State Certified General. The difference is the examination and the number of hours of education and experience required to obtain the credentials, in addition to the scope of practice permitted for each once the credential is obtained.
The basic outline for these classifications is detailed in the publication entitled The Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria (AQB Criteria) as promulgated by the Appraiser Qualifications Board of the Appraisal Foundation. (http://www.appraisalfoundation.org)

What is the Role of the Appraiser?


The role of the appraiser is to provide objective, impartial, and unbiased opinions about the value of real property—providing assistance to those who own, manage, sell, invest in, and/or lend money on the security of real estate. Appraisers assemble a series of facts, statistics, and other information regarding specific properties, analyze this data, and develop opinions of value. Each appraisal assignment challenges the appraiser's ability to put analytical skills into practice, exercise sound judgment, and communicate effectively.

How do I file a complaint on an appraiser with the Alabama Real Estate Appraisers Board?
  Please follow this link: Complaint Process

Checklist for Becoming Licensed and/or Certified Appraiser  

What does an AQB Compliant Mean?