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- BREA's New Strategic Plan is now available.
- Very Important Changes to the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria Effective January 1, 2015
- The California Appraiser, BREA's newsletter for Spring of 2014, is now available.
- The 2014 Edition of USPAP became effective on January 1, 2014.
- Nov. 2013 Licensing Advisory
- Effective July 1, 2013 the Office of Real Estate Appraisers has become the Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers (BREA).
- BREA now offers online Temporary Practice Permits (TPP) for those who have had a TPP issued since July of 2012, and have a current Consent to Service of Process form on file with our Office.
- The California Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers is the first state to transmit appraiser updates to the Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC) in real-time, eliminating the labor and time delays in updating the ASC National Registry database of licensed real estate appraisers.
- In addition to the USPAP Online Renewals, most licensees in the 56-hour Continuing Education phase of their education cycle may now renew online.
- Broker Price Opinions, Value Reconciliation, and other Alternative and Preliminary Valuation Products
- Continuing Education Requirement
- Upcoming Changes to Real Property Appraiser Qualifications
- UAD Implementation Information
- Appraisal Updates and/or Completion Reports on Fannie Mae Form 1004D/Freddie Mac Form 442
Active Duty Militaryor spouses/domestic partners thereof:
Renewal requirements (e.g., fees and continuing education) are waived for those whose BREA license term is set to expire while on active duty as a member of the United States Armed Forces or California National Guard.
Licensure process is expedited for applicants who hold a current appraiser license in another state and are married to, or in a domestic partnership or other legal union with, an active duty member of the United States Armed Forces who is assigned to a duty station in California.
Contact BREA at (916) 552-9000 for details.
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.
Customary and Reasonable Fees
BREA has no legal authority to enforce provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 related to Customary and Reasonable Compensation for Fee Appraisers. The Dodd-Frank Act established the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and many of the pieces of the Dodd-Frank Act relating to the CFPB went into effect on July 21, 2011. For more information, please go to: http://www.consumerfinance.gov/.
Until such time as the CFPB's enforcement authority is fully implemented, violations of Customary and Reasonable Compensation provisions should be reported to:
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Division of Consumer and Community Affairs
- Frequently Asked Questions
- BREA Licensing Handbook
- Appraisers: If anyone has pressured you to "hit a value" in an appraisal assignment, please go to the California Real Estate & Financial Services License Status Check to determine the appropriate jurisdictional authority to report violations of California Civil Code Section 1090.5
- BREA Licensing Stats
- Multiple Department License Lookup
- Disciplinary Actions
- State Holidays