Current License Period
All original real estate appraiser licenses are valid for three years commencing on the effective date that appears
on the license. All renewals are issued on a three year cycle when renewed before their expiration date.
All original home inspector licenses are valid for two years commencing on the effective date that appears on the
license. All renewals are issued on a two year cycle when renewed before their expiration date.
Reciprocal Licensing for Real Estate Appraisers
and Home Inspectors
If you are currently certified in another state you may
be eligible for a reciprocal license to perform real estate
appraisal services in Maryland. You must complete a
reciprocal license application (Word document, 39KB,
download Word viewer for free), pay a fee of $370, and
submit an original letter of good standing from the state
where you were originally tested and certified. You must
have been certified in that state before January 1, 2008,
and that state must be one of the following: Delaware, Georgia,
Illinois, Kentucky, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York,
Ohio or West Virginia. Apply
for a reciprocal license online.
Temporary Permit Application for Real Estate Appraisers
The term of the temporary permit for a real estate appraiser shall be set by the Commission for a period of six months.
The permit may be extended upon receipt of a written explanation of your inability to complete the assignment within the
terms of the permit and a new projected date on which you believe the assignment will be completed.
There is a $75.00 fee required for a temporary permit.
Temporary applications cannot be filed electronically at this time. You may obtain an application by emailing a request
or you may download an application via REAHI Forms Page.