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Effective April 1, 2012, all new license applications must be submitted online.

Effective May 1, 2012, all duplicate license and letter of certification requests must be submitted online.

Paper service requests will no longer be accepted and will be returned to the address indicated on the application.

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.

AQB Survey

AQB is conducting an online survey to licensed and certified real estate appraisal professions as part of a practice analysis.

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Complete by March 26, 2014

The purpose of the practice analysis is to identify tasks and competencies reflective of the real estate appraiser job role in order to update the examination content outlines for the AQB National Uniform Licensure and Certification examinations.

Participation is essential to the success of the practice analysis. This is a fantastic way for licensed and certified appraisers to give back to the profession and make sure their perspective is counted in the development of a comprehensive and representative reflection of the job role. In appreciation of participants contribution, the AQB will be raffling off $50 gift cards to ten randomly-selected respondents who complete the survey.

Please direct all inquiries about this survey to

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

2015 Meeting Dates:

January 21 February 18 March 18
April 15 May 20 June 17
July 15 August - Recess September 16
October 21 November 18 December 16

Board meeting minutes are available at