HOW TO BECOME AN APPRAISER
This section applies to applicants who are applying for the first time, or for individuals previously licensed who are no longer eligible to renew. Applicants may apply at any level of licensure for which they meet the requirements.
To apply for an initial license, applicants must complete and submit all of the following (see list of forms on BREA website):
*BREA processes applicant fingerprints via Live Scan for California residents. If you are applying for a California license but reside out of state, you need to submit your fingerprints on two (2) FD-258 fingerprint cards with your application.
Once an application is reviewed, BREA will issue a letter informing you of eligibility to take your exam along with your Applied Measurement Professionals (AMP) identification number that is required to schedule your exam. Upon successful completion of the exam, applicants then submit all of the following:
The expiration date of an appraiser license is normally two years from the date of issuance.