How to Become a Personal Property Appraiser
The AQB establishes minimum requirements
for all personal property appraisers who are members of sponsoring organizations of The Appraisal Foundation. Personal property appraisers who are not members of sponsoring organizations are encouraged, but are not required, to follow the minimum education and experience recommendations established by the Personal Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria
. Individuals interested in becoming a personal property appraiser may want to consider contacting one of The Appraisal Foundation's Sponsors
who specializes in this area.
| Summary of Personal Property Appraiser Requirements
|College Degree Requirements
| 120 Hours of Specific Topic Coverage - Consult the Criteria for Details
|30 Semester Hours from an Accredited College, Junior College, Community College, or University; OR An Associate's Degree or Higher (in any field)
|General Experience: 700 Hours;
Specific Experience: A minimum of 1,800 hours of market-related personal property appraisal experience (the equivalent to one year full-time allowing for holidays) performing any aspect of "valuation services" (as defined by the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice), of which at least 900 additional hours are in the area(s) of specialization;
A minimum of 4,500 hours of market-related personal property non-appraisal experience (equivalent to 2.5 years full-time allowing for holidays) in area(s) of specialization;
An equivalent combination of market-related personal property appraisal experience and market-related non-appraisal experience in area(s) of the appraiser's specialization, based upon a minimum ratio of 1 year to 2.5 years.