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, 2018. 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, 2017 to March 31, 2018. All Instructors must complete this course by March 31, 2018 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, 2020. 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, 2018, the instructor will not be permitted to teach the 2018-2019 USPAP courses.  If an Instructor has not successfully passed the IRC on or before March 31, 2018, certification will expire midnight Eastern Time on March 31, 2018, and the individual would need to reapply to take the Instructor Certification Course (ICC).  

Below is an example of the certification cycles:
04/01/16 03/31/18 Instructor Certification Cycle
01/01/16 12/31/17 2016-2017 USPAP (Effective Dates)
10/01/17 03/31/18 Recertification Period - IRC Available
04/01/18 03/31/20 Instructor Certification Cycle
01/01/18 12/31/19 2018-2019 USPAP (Effective Dates)


Instructor Recertification Steps

The Foundation will send an email to instructors when the IRC is available and it will contain information on how to re-certify and register for the online IRC. 
Please contact Mavis at mavis@appraisalfoundation.org to receive instructions to recertify for IRC 18/19.

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.

  2. Register for, pay a course fee of $295, and successfully complete the online IRC. The online IRC will be available between October 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018 (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.


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.  

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