How to get your license: Appraisal management companies

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Requirements

To qualify for a license, an appraisal management company must:

  • Have a business license with the Business Licensing Service.
  • Appoint 1 person as the designated controlling person.
  • Have the designated controlling person and each owner of 10% or more of the company submit fingerprints for the required background checks.
  • Have a $100,000 surety bond.

How to apply for an appraisal management company license

  1. Complete an Appraisal Management Company Application, following the instructions on the form.
  2. Complete an Appraisal Management Company $100,000 Surety Bond.
  3. Have the designated controlling person and each owner of 10% or more of the company complete an Appraisal Management Company Controlling Person and Owner Registration.
  4. The designated controlling person and each owner of 10% or more of the company must also submit fingerprints for state and national background checks.
    • Inside Washington: Go to www.identogo.com to schedule an appointment through MorphoTrust, our electronic fingerprinting vendor. You will pay IdentoGO for taking your fingerprints and for the background checks required for your license type.
    • Outside Washington: Call the program at 360.664.6504 fingerprint card submission instructions.
    • For more details, see Fingerprinting and background checks.
  5. Mail your completed forms and a check or money order for the nonrefundable application fee (payable to the Department of Licensing) to:
  6. Appraisal Management Company Program
    Department of Licensing
    PO Box 3917
    Seattle, WA 98124–3917
  7. Please allow at least 2 weeks for us to review your application and determine if you’re eligible for a license.

How to register as a designated controlling person or owner for an existing appraisal management company

  1. Complete an Appraisal Management Company Controlling Person and Owner Registration
  2. Mail your completed forms to:
    Appraisal Management Company Program
    Department of Licensing
    PO Box 9201
    Seattle, WA 98507–9201
  3. Get fingerprinted for state and national background checks.
    • Inside Washington: Go to www.identogo.com to schedule an appointment through MorphoTrust, our electronic fingerprinting vendor. You will pay IdentoGO for taking your fingerprints and for the background checks required for your license type.
    • Outside Washington: Call the program at 360.664.6504 for fingerprint card submission instructions.
    • For more details, see Fingerprinting and background checks.
  4. Please allow at least 2 weeks for us to review your application and determine if you’re eligible for a license.

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