Who must license?
According to Utah law, a license is required for any individual who prepares, for valuable consideration, an appraisal, appraisal report, certified appraisal report, or performs a consultation service relating to real estate. (UCA 61-2b-3)
Who is exempt from licensing?
A license is not required for the following individuals who give an opinion regarding the value of real estate (but an opinion of value may not be referred to as an "appraisal"):
- A licensed real estate Broker or Sales Agent who gives an opinion of value in the ordinary course of business.
- An employee of a company who gives an opinion of value solely for the company’s use.
- Any government official or employee acting within their scope of duties.
- An auditor or accountant who gives an opinion of value while performing an audit.
- An individual who gives an opinion of value for property in which the individual has an ownership interest.
- An individual who gives an opinion of value for which no consideration is paid and upon which no other party is reasonably expected to rely.
- An individual, such as a researcher or secretary, who does not provide significant professional assistance at arriving at analysis, opinion, or conclusion.
- An attorney authorized to practice law in Utah who uses an appraisal report or who states an opinion of value in the ordinary course of business.
How do I obtain a Temporary Practice Permit for a non-resident?
The State of Utah may issue a six-month Temporary Practice Permit to a non-resident who holds a license/certificate for real estate appraisal from another jurisdiction, if the license/certificate is in good standing and the nature of the business is temporary.
To obtain the Permit, submit to the Division:
NOTE: No more than 2 temporary permits will be issued per calendar year.
How do I obtain a license through reciprocity?
To apply for a license through reciprocity, submit to the Division:
- Completed and signed Appraiser Reciprocity Application.
- Certificate of Legal Presence
- 2 Fingerprint Cards
- Fingerprint Letter of Waiver
- Letter of Request from the applicant, which includes a list of all other states in which the applicant is licensed or certified, including those states in which you may have sought only temporary status.
- $470 non-refundable fee ($350 application fee and $80 National Registry fee).