BREA Bulletin

  • BREA is hiring!

    Senior Property Appraiser/Investigator

    Are you interested in working as a Senior Property Appraiser/Investigator (SPAI) with the BREA?

    Take the first step by applying for the open continuous examination.

    Successful completion of this application places you on the eligibility list. Once on the list, a notice will be sent to potential candidates when there is a SPAI position available.

    The current examination cut-off date to apply is on Monday, July 15, 2024.

  • Check out the California Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers' Fall/Winter 2023 Newsletter!

    This new edition has information that can be useful to the well-seasoned and newly licensed appraisers.

    BREA would love to know what you think of our newsletter. If you have any feedback or ideas for future articles, please email our office: info@brea.ca.gov.


  • Appraisal Institute PAREA

    This new pathway to licensor is currently offered through the Appraisal Institute AI PAREA program, where one can gain work experience for their License Residential and/or Certified Residential. To learn more contact click here.


  • Name and Gender Change Notification and Request for Confidentiality (SB 372, 2023)

    Effective January 1, 2024, under Business and Professions Code section 27.5, licensees may notify the licensing board or bureau within the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) of a name and/or gender change and request confidentiality of the previous name or gender information, when meeting certain specified requirements. For more information and to request this confidentiality, click here.


  • How Changes In Regulations Are Made – the Rulemaking Process

    Click on the link above to get an understanding of the Regulation Process.


  • Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC) Hearing focused on the appraisal regulatory system

    • BREA’s Bureau Chief Angela Jemmott testified at the hearing along with Jonathan Miller, President and CEO, Miller Samuel Inc.; Michelle Czekalski Bradley, certified general appraiser, chair of the Appraisal Standards Board; Brad Swinney, chief appraiser, Farm Credit Bank of Texas, chair of the Appraiser Qualifications Board; Morgan Williams, general counsel, National Fair Housing.

    • The hearing explored the appraisal regulatory system focusing on appraisal standards, appraiser qualification criteria and barriers to entry into the profession, appraisal practice and state regulation.

    • The hearing was intended to better understand the current challenges and explore opportunities to improve the appraisal profession, while combatting bias and promoting fair appraisals for all.

    • A recording of the hearing can be viewed here: ASC Hearing, May 19, 2023


  • Please be informed that the following courses must be taken in order to renew a license.
    Please search for available courses online at https://www.brea.ca.gov/html/SearchCourses.html

    EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2023
    NEW EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    INITIAL APPLICANTS
    Minimum of at least:
    1 Hour of Cultural Competency

    RENEWING LICENSEES
    Minimum of at least:
    1 Hour of Cultural Competency, and
    2 Hours of Elimination of Bias


  • The Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers (BREA) hosted an online discussion, “Educational Roundtable—Addressing Cultural Competency and Elimination of Bias.”

    Due to statutory changes this year, beginning in 2023, there will be new educational requirements on applicants and licensees related to cultural competency and the elimination of bias in appraisal practices. The goal of the educational discussion was to identify and evaluate best practices for instruction related to cultural competency and elimination of biases in the real estate appraisal industry and to aid BREA in the development of future course requirements.

    Play Recording (2 hrs 53 min)
    Recording password: Kyu3gXm9

    • BREA also offers other information opportunities to learn about this topic of addressing Cultural Competency and Elimination of Bias. Please note: This is not for CE Credit.

    Implicit Bias Module Series



  • Real Estate Appraiser Licensing Examination – PSI Online
    PSI Online, BREA's examination provider, has provided information on examination sites and rescheduling.



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