Appraisal Qualifying Education Lookup

In order for a course to be acceptable by the Ohio Division of Real Estate, the courses must be obtained from a nationally or state recognized appraisal or real estate organization, an institution of higher education, a proprietary school, a state or federal commission or agency, a provider approved by the superintendent or the real estate appraiser board, or the Appraisal Foundation or its Boards.

Below you will find links that will help you to verify that the courses that must be taken in order to obtain an Assistant Registration, Licensed Residential, Certified Residential or Certified General certificate are acceptable. To view the requirements click here.

1. View the AQB Real Property Courses list that has been approved by the Appraisal Foundation to find the courses that you are required to complete.
2. If the course that you wish to complete is online, check for the appropriate certification for the delivery mechanism through the International Distance Education Certification Center(IDECC) by clicking on Certified Courses and looking up the organization that the course is through to find the course certification. This certification is required for the course to be accepted by the state of Ohio.
3. If the course is not listed with the Appraisal Foundation, make sure that the organization is an acceptable postsecondary institute by clicking Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutes and Programs and view the accreditation list of schools of higher education through
4. If the course is not approved by the AQB and is not provided by an accredited postsecondary institute, please call the Division of Real Estate at (614) 466-4100 to determine if the course has been approved by the Superintendent.

For applicants looking to obtain an Appraiser Assistant Registration, a fair housing course is required. Please visit the Ohio Division of Real Estate - eLicense Center's Continuing Education Course Lookup to search for an approved course. Here you will want to enter a date range and then click the submit button to obtain a course listing. Once the page has refreshed, click on the column heading "Course Name" to order the courses alphabetically and then search for any course titled "Fair Housing." Once you have found a course that you wish to take, contact the provider to sign up for the course.

Organization Link

The Appraiser Foundation:

The foundation is authorized by Congress as the source of appraisal standards and appraiser qualifications. Part of the foundation is an independent board called the Appraiser Qualifications Board(AQB). The AQB establishes the minimum education, experience and examination requirements for real property appraisers to obtain a state certification. AQB Real Property Courses


The International Distance Education Certification Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to the mission of promoting quality in distance education through the establishment and monitoring of standards for course delivery. Certified Courses

U.S. Department of Education:

U.S. Department of Education's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs


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