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Temporary Practice PermitsTemporary Practice Permits

Appraisers who hold a valid license in good standing in another state may apply for a Temporary Practice Permit to perform a real property appraisal in California. Click here to download pdf version

General Guidelines

The following are general guidelines regarding Temporary Practice Permits:

  • The permit is valid for one year and for one assignment or until the expiration of the license in his or her state, which is sooner;
  • The appraisal field inspections must be completed within 12 months of OREAs approval of the Temporary Practice Permit; and
  • The state in which the applicant is licensed must not have been found to be out of compliance by the Appraisal Subcommittee.

Application Process

A temporary Practice Permit is not required if:

  • The appraisal to be performed is not associated with a federally related transaction; or
  • The out-of-state appraiser affiliates with a California licensed appraiser.

    NOTE: In this case, the out-of-state appraiser€s work is limited to assisting the California Licensed Appraiser in the preparation of the appraisal. The out-of-state appraiser is not permitted to reach a final conclusion of value and may not sign the report. The California Licensed Appraiser must make the determination of value, sign the report, disclose the assistance provided by the out-of-state appraiser and accept full responsibility for the entire appraisal.

To receive a Temporary Practice Permit, licensed out-of-state appraisers must submit all of the following:

  • A completed Request for Temporary Practice Permit (California Form REA 3009) or
    Non-Resident Appraiser Application for Temporary Practice and Affidavit of Applicant
    (National Forms);
  • A completed Consent to Service of Process (California Form REA 3006);
  • A completed Statement of Citizenship, Alienage and Immigration Status (California Form REA 3030) along with proof of legal presence in the U.S.;
  • A License History or Letter of Good Standing from the Applicant's home state.
  • A copy of the contract or letter of engagement which shows the physical address or location of the property to be appraised; and
  • The required fee of $80.00 for each application submitted.