All of the community colleges in the State of Maryland are approved to offer
real estate appraising education. You may call any of the community colleges directly for a
schedule of classes. The Commission will also consider classroom-based and online qualifying education approved
through the Appraiser Qualifications
Board (AQB) Course Approval Program (CAP). You may obtain a list of the
approved courses on their website. Education approved through the AQB CAP must be consistent
with the courses required by the Commission pursuant to COMAR 09.19.02.03.
You may obtain a list of the educational providers approved to offer the 72-hour home inspector
training program - a complete listing of approved provider courses.
Providers will be required to provide curricula for a minimum requirement
for a total of 72 hours in the following areas (provision
of the law under the Business Occupation and Professions
Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, §16-3A-03(1)).
Continuing Education for Real Estate
In order to renew any license or certificate, including a trainee license, a total of 42
hours of appraisal-related continuing education is required, and must include the 7-Hour National
USPAP Update Course or its equivalent. The specific renewal schedule cycle for the 7-Hour National
USPAP Update Course runs from 1/1/10-12/31/11; 1/1/12-12/31/13; and 1/1/14-12/31/15; etc. All appraisers must
take the 7-Hour National USPAP Update Course at least once during each of its publications.
Each license renewal application is subject to audit by the Commission. Failure to respond to or comply with
an audit may result in disciplinary action. It is the responsibility of each licensee to fulfill the continuing
education requirements and to be able to document, to the Commission's satisfaction, such fulfillment. A licensee
must complete a minimum of 42 hours of continuing education before renewing a license. Acceptable
continuing education hours must be taken between the effective date of the license being renewed and the date on
which the applicant certifies to having completed the prescribed continuing education requirements.
Reinstatement of an Expired License
A real estate appraiser who fails to renew his or her license/certificate during its regular term may reinstate
the license/certificate if the applicant: (1) meets all continuing education and filing requirements; and (2) pays
the Commission a reinstatement fee of $75.00 in addition to the renewal fee required. Prior to reinstatement of a
license/certificate, the licensee must complete all required continuing education hours that would have been
required if the credential holder was in an active status. Applicants for reinstatement owe forty-two (42) hours
of continuing education on the expiration date of the license, and an additional fourteen (14) hours of continuing
education for every year thereafter. The required hours must also include the most recent edition of the 7-Hour
National USPAP Update Course.