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  • Consumer Alert: Restricted Appraisal Reports
  • The Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers will be moving office locations from downtown Sacramento to Rancho Cordova effective February 4, 2019. Telephone numbers will remain the same; the main line is (916) 552-9000.
  • The new address is:
  • 3075 Prospect Park Drive, Suite 190 Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
  • Please address all mailed correspondence to this new address beginning Monday, February 4, 2019.
  • Additionally, there may be intermittent phone outages on Friday, February 1st and Monday, February 4th and thereafter, during normal business hours. We thank you for your patience during this time of transition for our office.
  • Appraiser Licensing Qualifications Changes for 2018
  • The California Appraiser, BREA's newsletter for Summer of 2018, is now available.
  • Initial and Reciprocal Applicants: Beginning January 1, 2017, all initial and reciprocal applicants will need to complete a BREA approved course on state and federal laws, that includes a final examination, prior to receiving a license. For initial applicants, this course will be in addition to all other required education. This update reflects the changes signed into law by SB 1196 to become effective on January 1, 2017.
  • Trainees Take Note: Message from the Bureau Chief
  • Pursuant to amendments made to the California Code of Regulations Section 3568, effective October 1, 2016, the National Uniform Appraiser License examination or its equivalent is no longer needed to become a licensed Trainee (AT). If you have already taken and passed the exam to obtain an AT license, your exam results are valid for one year from the date the exam was passed to qualify for the Residential (AL) license. If your AL application is received by our office after that one year time frame, you will need to re-exam to obtain the AL license.
  • BREA has revised its Customer Satisfaction Survey, so please take a moment to send us your feedback.
  • Timely License Renewal

    The Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers sends license renewal notifications to all licensees six months prior to expiration, requesting submittal of renewal applications ninety days prior to license expiration. Should a licensee delay submittal of the renewal application, they may be deleted from BREA's website as an "Active" appraiser, and shown on the Appraisal Subcommittee's National Registry as "Inactive" until such time as the renewal license is issued. Although we make every effort to process renewal applications prior to expiration of the previous license, it is imperative that we receive renewal applications in a timely manner. In order to maintain an "active" listing of your appraisal license, please do not wait until the last week or month to submit a renewal request.

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