State Appraiser Regulatory Agency Resources

The Appraisal Foundation (Foundation) maintains a close relationship with state appraiser regulatory agencies and seeks their input on proposed changes to the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria and Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.  Additionally, the Foundation provides resources to the states to clarify and help implement the minimum qualifications and standards.

Association of Appraiser Regulatory Officials

The Foundation works closely with the Association of Appraiser Regulatory Officials (AARO), an organization of state appraiser regulatory agencies.  For more information on AARO and its mission, please visit their website located at

The Foundation, the ASC, and AARO developed a manual for individuals who are appointed to serve as a board member or program director of a state appraiser regulatory licensing board or commission.  To review this manual, click

State Appraiser Investigator Training

The Foundation, Appraisal Subcommittee, and AARO work together to offer annual training for state appraiser investigators.  To learn more about this training and when these courses will be offered, please visit the Investigator Training webpage located here.

Disciplinary Action Matrix

The Appraisal Foundation has issued voluntary guidance that is intended to assist state appraiser regulatory agencies with enforcement cases.

View the Voluntary Disciplinary Action Matrix for previous versions of USPAP here.