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Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are allowing an exception to the rule for distance courses. You can submit an online course application through your DOL-established Box.com folder.
Course providers must get courses, events, and seminars approved before their start date. This allows them to be eligible for appraiser license and renewal applications.
Get required pre-approval certificates (IDECC and AQB USPAP Instructor), as applicable.
Gather all required documents listed on the application and convert them into 1 pdf. They must be in the order listed on the application form with the application form as page 1. (If unable to create a pdf, please contact us for a possible alternative.)
Review directions on how to set up account access. Create or sign in to your Secure Access Washington (SAW) account. Your login must be unique to an individual and not shared by another.
Log in through SAW, then into our new system. Link to your existing business license. If you are logging in to renew an active course, linking should bring up all existing courses. Find the course and click on the “Renew” button. If you do not see the course, contact us.
Complete the Real Estate Appraiser Course Approval Application. Submitting applications is a 2-part process:
Allow at least 90 days for new course application review and processing. Allow at least 30 days for event or seminar application review and processing.
We cannot renew events, seminars, or USPAP courses. Courses with large changes or updated information must have a new application submitted. Submit at least 2 weeks before the course expires.
Course providers offering distance learning must have their delivery methods approved by the International Distance Education Certification (IDECC). Submit your approval certificate if you are a secondary provider of an online course. Do not provide the primary providers’ IDECC approval.
Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) reviews courses for material relevancy and pre-approvals. The AQB also certifies all Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) instructors. We cannot approve any USPAP course application without an AQB Instructor Approval certificate.