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How to Become A Certified Residential Appraiser in Ohio

You must complete the requirements to become an Licensed Residential Appraiser before moving forward with becoming a Certified Residential Appraiser.

Step 1 - Education & Experience

Complete an additional 50 hours of pre-licensing courses and additional hours of experience.  You must meet one of the five college level education requirements for an associates degree in 50 specific subject matters or a bachelor’s degree in any field. Hondros College of Business Associate Degree meets these education requirements.  Call 1-614-350-5748 for more information.

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Options for the college level education requirements can be found at www.com.ohio.gov/real

Step 2 - Submit Application

Once you’ve completed the additional education and experience, you must apply with the state to become a Certified Registered Appraiser.  Learn More.

Step 3 - Background Check

Complete and pass another Ohio BCI and FBI fingerprint-based background check.


Step 4 - Pass the Exam

Once you’ve received your Notice of Eligibility, you have 1 year to pass the state exam.

We can help you pass the exam the first time.  Click here to view our exam prep options.

*All Hondros College classroom and online appraisal courses are AQB approved.*

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