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Since January 1, 2015, all individuals who become Supervisory Appraiser and Trainee Appraisers are required to take a Supervisor/Trainee Course per the 2015 Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria.

AARO Newsletter Winter 2016

On December 26, 2014, final rulemaking amending Title 17 Chapter 23 (Real Estate Appraisers) was published in the DC register. Read more


Licensing Examinations for Appraisers are administered by Pearson VUE

Publications and Forms

These links take you to resource information and forms that are required to obtain your license from the District of Columbia.


Online licensing services are a quick, convenient, and environmentally responsible way to manage your licensing needs.


The Board is committed to professional development and consumer protection. The following links provide a wealth of additional information.

District of Columbia Real Estate Appraisers


The DC Board of Real Estate Appraisers regulates the practice of real estate appraisal, including the functions of a state appraiser certifying and licensing agency under Title XI of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989, approved August 9, 1989. Additionally, the Board protects consumers by enforcing the District of Columbia real estate license law (pdf). The real estate license law is defined by the District of Columbia Second Omnibus Regulatory Act of 1998 (Omnibus), which took effect on April 20, 1999.

The Board consists of five members appointed by the Mayor. Three members shall be real estate appraisers licensed in the District, one shall be a real estate broker licensed in the District, and one shall be a consumer member. Three members of the Board constitute a quorum.

The Board meets on the third Wednesday each month at 10:00 a.m. at the DCRA headquarters, located at 1100 4th Street SW, Washington, DC 20024. The Board can be reached by phone: (202) 442-4320 or fax: (202) 698-4329.

Executive Director: Leon Lewis,
Board Administrator: Patrice Richardson,
Education Coordinator: Kevin Cyrus,
Board Assistant: Stephanie Johnston,

Current Board Members

  • Tamora Papas - Chair
  • Todd Canterbury - Appraiser Member
  • Marguerite Allen - Consumer Member
  • Margot Wilson - Real Estate Broker Member
  • Vacancy - Appraiser Member

2016 Meeting Dates:

January 20 2016 July 20, 2016
February 17, 2016 August - Recess
March 16, 2016 September 21, 2016
April 20, 2016 October 19, 2016
May 11, 2016 November 16, 2016
June 15, 2016 December 21, 2016

Board meeting minutes are available at