On April 11, 2023, Governor Sanders signed Senate Bill 354 into law, which is now Act 628. The new law creates the State Board of Appraisers, Abstracters, and Home Inspectors.
The new board will be composed of eleven members, appointed by the Governor, and subject to confirmation by the Arkansas Senate. Members will be chosen based on their expertise and experience in the fields of appraisers, abstracters, and home inspectors. Also, the board will include a financial member and senior/consumer member.
The merger of these boards will streamline the regulatory process and create a more efficient and effective system for overseeing these important careers. The new board, which begins its work on July 1, 2023, will be able to provide a more comprehensive and coordinated approach to regulating the professions of appraisers, abstracters, and home inspectors.
Staff will continue processing the daily responsibilities of all of the new divisions. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office at 501-296-1843.
Welcome! Arkansas has over 1,000 real estate appraisers. These men and women contribute to the economy and well-being of the state through their daily work. A professional real estate appraisal is an essential and important component of any real estate transaction.
The primary purpose of this website is to be a resource to residents of Arkansas seeking information about real estate appraisers. The Arkansas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board is charged with protecting the public interest through regulation, examination, and licensing of Arkansas real estate appraisers and the registration of Appraisal Management Companies (AMCs). We approve and monitor pre-licensing and certification education, experience and testing, as well as approve and monitor continuing/qualifying education for real estate appraisers.
It is our intent to maintain a system of licensing and regulating real estate appraisers that is in compliance with federal guidelines and results in license holders that have verified adequate education, experience, and have demonstrated a competency to provide quality service consistent with their specific credentials.
The Arkansas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board also investigates complaints against real estate appraisers and Appraisal Management Companies.
Most appraiser licenses are renewed in June of each year. State registered and registered apprentice appraiser credentials are renewed in December.
If you have a question about the Board or are looking for appraiser licensing information not found at this website, please contact us using the information at the bottom of this page.
The Arkansas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board was created by the action of the 78th General Assembly during its regular session of 1991 with the passage of Act 541, “The Arkansas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Act.” The necessity for establishing this Agency was prompted by the enactment of Title XI of the Federal Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989, which requires that all federally related transactions requiring appraisals will be performed by state-licensed and/or certified appraisers. Act 541 was the instrument that set in motion the mechanics for Arkansas to qualify, test, and issue licenses to appraisers in order that the public would be protected and the State might be in compliance with the federal act.