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- Initial and Reciprocal Applicants: Beginning January 1, 2017, all initial and reciprocal applicants will need to complete a BREA approved course on state and federal laws, that includes a final examination, prior to receiving a license. For initial applicants, this course will be in addition to all other required education. This update reflects the changes signed into law by SB 1196 to become effective on January 1, 2017.
- The California Appraiser, BREA's newsletter for Fall of 2016, is now available.
- Trainees Take Note: Message from the Bureau Chief
- Pursuant to amendments made to the California Code of Regulations Section 3568, effective October 1, 2016, the National Uniform Appraiser License examination or its equivalent is no longer needed to become a licensed Trainee (AT). If you have already taken and passed the exam to obtain an AT license, your exam results are valid for one year from the date the exam was passed to qualify for the Residential (AL) license. If your AL application is received by our office after that one year time frame, you will need to re-exam to obtain the AL license.
- BREA has revised its Customer Satisfaction Survey, so please take a moment to send us your feedback.
Timely License Renewal
The Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers sends license renewal notifications to all licensees six months prior to expiration, requesting submittal of renewal applications ninety days prior to license expiration. Should a licensee delay submittal of the renewal application, they may be deleted from BREA's website as an "Active" appraiser, and shown on the Appraisal Subcommittee's National Registry as "Inactive" until such time as the renewal license is issued. Although we make every effort to process renewal applications prior to expiration of the previous license, it is imperative that we receive renewal applications in a timely manner. In order to maintain an "active" listing of your appraisal license, please do not wait until the last week or month to submit a renewal request.
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- Appraisers: If anyone has pressured you to "hit a value" in an appraisal assignment, please go to the California Real Estate & Financial Services License Status Check to determine the appropriate jurisdictional authority to report violations of California Civil Code Section 1090.5
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