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Eligibility Requirements for Appraiser Roster

Only appraisers who meet the eligibility criteria listed below may apply as new applicants to the FHA roster.

Effective October 1, 2009, FHA no longer accepts new applications from licensed-level appraisers per the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008. ALL roster appraisers must be state certified and must appear on the ASC's National Registry in order to conduct appraisals for FHA insured mortgages.

To be eligible as a new applicant or to be eligible for reinstatement, you must:

  1. Be a state-certified appraiser with credentials based on the minimum certification criteria issued by the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) of the Appraisal Foundation, and
  2. Not be listed on GSA's Excluded Parties List System (SAM), the System for Award Management, Limited Denial of Participation (LDP) list, or HUD's Credit Alert Verification Reporting System (CAIVRS).

If you are a new applicant, you must apply online by uploading the application and your certification in PDF format. To begin the process, please be sure to read the application instructions in their entirety first.