Real estate appraiser by reciprocity

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You may get a reciprocal license or certificate to practice real estate appraising in the state of Washington if you’re:

  • Currently licensed or certified in another state that meets federal guidelines.
  • and
  • In good standing with that state’s regulatory board.

How to apply

  1. Complete a Real Estate Appraiser Reciprocal License/Certification Application.
  2. Enclose a check or money order for the $620 fee (payable to the Department of Licensing). Fees are non-refundable.
  3. Mail the completed, notarized application and fee to:
    Real Estate Appraisers
    Department of Licensing
    PO Box 3917
    Seattle, WA 98124-3917

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