Arizona Continuing Education Requirements
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Arizona Real Estate Appraiser Continuing Education (CE) Requirements
CONTINUING EDUCATION that includes a NATIONAL 7-HR USPAP UPDATE: Submit proof (copies of certificates) of completion of the required 28 continuing education hours taken within your renewal period.
a. Course certificate should provide proof of approval from one of the following:
- AZ/DFI Department of Financial Institutions
- AQB/CAP Program
b. A course less than three hours will not be accepted.
c. The same course cannot be repeated within a renewal period.
d. A course instructor may receive up to 14 hours of continuing education credit for course instruction within a renewal period; however, a course instructor may not receive credit for the same course in consecutive renewal periods. Course must have been approved by DFI.
e. Continuing education courses taken through distance education may not exceed 75% of the 28 hours. Complete a 7-hour National USPAP Update or its AQB-approved equivalent course.
- According to the Department’s rules, the 7-hour USPAP course cannot be taken online even if it was taken in another state. Certificate or attachment should include the delivery type.
- USPAP course must be instructed by an AQB Certified USPAP Instructor who is also a state certified appraiser in good standing. Certificate or attachment should include the name of instructor.
Attorneys admitted in Arizona between July and December of the educational year have a reduced requirement of 10 total credits, 2 of which must be ethics. Attorneys admitted between January and June have no MCLE requirement for that educational year. Arizona also requires new admittees to complete a mandatory professionalism course within the first year of admission. This is a one-time requirement of 4.25 CLE hours and is offered only in Phoenix and Tucson four to five times per year.
- Total Hours: 28
- Core Hours: 7
- Elective Hours: 21
- Renewal: Biennial
- Renewal Deadline: Within 90 days prior to expiration date or within 90 days after expiration date