NOTICE: Extension of Current USPAP

The Appraisal Standards Board voted on February 19, 2021 to extend the effective date of the current 2020-21 USPAP through December 31, 2022. Click here to learn more.



How to Renew Appraiser Qualifications Board Certified USPAP Instructor Certification

The certifications for all Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) Certified USPAP Instructors will expire on March 31, 2022. To renew your certification beyond this date, you are required to complete the online Instructor Recertification Course (IRC), which will be made offered through The Appraisal Foundation's (Foundation) online partner McKissock.  

The online IRC will be available for six (6) months, from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022. All Instructors must complete this course by March 31, 2022 to renew their certification beyond that date. Instructors who choose to recertify will have their instructor certification extended for two (2) years to March 31, 2024. An examination will not be included with the online IRC.

If an Instructor does not successfully complete the most recent offering of the IRC prior to January 1, 2022, the instructor will not be permitted to teach the 2022-2023 USPAP courses.  If an Instructor has not successfully passed the IRC on or before March 31, 2022, certification will expire midnight Eastern Time on March 31, 2022, and the individual would need to reapply to take the Instructor Certification Course (ICC).  

The online IRC is not recognized by the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) as being equivalent to the 7-Hour National USPAP Update Course (or its equivalent); therefore, the online IRC will not satisfy state appraiser regulatory agency requirements for completion of the 7-Hour National USPAP Update Course and will not count toward appraiser continuing education requirements.  

Contact JoEllen  ([email protected]), if you are have any issues with the recertification process. 

Instructor Recertification Steps

Before applying for the IRC, please read the Instructor Bulletin

All Instructors must complete the following steps to recertify:

  1. Update your Foundation account, complete the online recertification application, and pay the application renewal fee of $150 HERE. You will receive a confirmation email for payment, and a separate email with the link to take the course. 

  2. Register for, pay a course fee of $295, and successfully complete the online IRC. The online IRC will be available between October 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022 (until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time). 

  3. After successfully completing the online IRC, the Foundation will verify that you have completed all of the necessary steps to re-certify and will issue you a renewal certificate.

Official notification from the Foundation is required before an AQB Certified USPAP Instructor is authorized to teach a National USPAP Course (15-hour or 7-hour) or their equivalents. Once your recertification has been processed by the Foundation and notification has been sent, Instructors will receive information via email on how to access the National USPAP Course instructor materials.

Contact us if you are having recertification issues: [email protected]

Instructor Recertification Eligibility and Reporting Requirements

Prior to recertifying, USPAP Instructors must notify the Foundation of any disciplinary action taken against the Instructor since the most recent recertification.  Additionally, USPAP Instructors must be active certified residential or certified general appraisers in good standing.  

As always, Instructors are required to notify the Foundation of any adverse professional disciplinary action(s) taken against them within thirty (30) days of the date of such action. Notification should be sent to Foundation via email or mail: 

The Appraisal Foundation
1155 15th St. NW, Suite 1111
Washington, DC 20005
[email protected]

For details on USPAP Instructor eligibility, please review the Policy Statement on USPAP IRC Requirements located here