DC Board of Real Estate Appraisers Licensing information
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The DC Board of Real Estate Appraisers regulates the practice of real estate appraisal, including the functions of a state appraiser certifying and licensing agency under Title XI of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989, approved August 9, 1989. Additionally, the Board protects consumers by enforcing the District of Columbia real estate license law PDF. The real estate license law is defined by the District of Columbia Second Omnibus Regulatory Act of 1998 (Omnibus), which took effect on April 20, 1999.
The Board consists of five members appointed by the Mayor. Three members shall be real estate appraisers licensed in the District, one shall be a real estate broker licensed in the District, and one shall be a consumer member. Three members of the Board constitute a quorum.
The Board meets on the third Wednesday each month at 10:00 a.m. at the DCRA headquarters, located at 1100 4th Street SW, Washington, DC 20024. The Board can be reached by phone: (202) 442-4320 or fax: (202) 698-4329.
Executive Director: Leon Lewis, Leon.Lewis@dc.gov
Board Administrator: Patrice Richardson, Patrice.email@example.com
Education Coordinator: Kevin Cyrus, Kevin.Cyrus@dc.gov
Education Liaison Specialist: Kathy Thomas, Kathy.firstname.lastname@example.org
Board Assistant: Stephanie Johnston, Stephanie.Johnston@dc.gov
Current Board Members
- Tamora Papas – Appraiser Chair
- Todd Canterbury – Appraiser Member
- Marguerite Allen – Consumer Member
- Margot Wilson – Real Estate Broker Member
- Andrew Sullivan – Appraiser Member
2017 Meeting Dates:
|January 10||February 14||March 14|
|April 11||May 9||June 13|
|July 25||August - Recess||September 20|
|October 18||November 15||December 20|
Board meeting minutes are available at www.open-dc.gov.
Search / News / Examinatins / Publications and Forms
Exciting news! On October 1, 2017, the Occupational and Professional Licensing Administration (OPLA) will launch a brand new licensing system, which will fully digitize and automate the licensing process for all applications and processes.
Due to this system upgrade, current application and licensing services will be unavailable between September 16, 2017 and September 30, 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding while we work behind the scenes to deliver an enhanced customer service experience.
All paper applications received after Friday, September 15, 2017 WILL NOT be processed and will be returned to the address on the application.
After October 1, 2017, all licensing services and requests must be submitted online at www.dcopla.org/appraisal. Paper service requests will no longer be accepted. Beginning on Monday, October 2, 2017, you may call a customer service representative at 866-270-9817 with application questions or for further submission instructions.
Publications and Forms
These links take you to resource information and forms regarding District of Columbia licensure.
- Appraiser Experience Log Sheet PDF
- AQB CAP Approved Courses PDF
- Course Tracking Worksheet PDF
- Candidate Handbook PDF
- 2015 AQB Content Outlines for examinations taken on or after January 1, 2015 PDF
- List of DC Approved Providers and Courses PDF
- Education Provider Course Approval Application PDF
- Other Publications
Licensing / Continuing Education Services / Resources
Online licensing services are a quick, convenient, and environmentally responsible way to manage your licensing needs.
The Board is committed to professional development and consumer protection. The following links provide a wealth of additional information.