DC Board of Real Estate Appraisers Licensing information

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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 . 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, Leon.Lewis@dc.gov
Board Administrator: Patrice Richardson, Patrice.richardson@dc.gov
Education Coordinator: Kevin Cyrus, Kevin.Cyrus@dc.gov
Education Liaison Specialist: Kathy Thomas, Kathy.thomas2@dc.gov
Board Assistant: Stephanie Johnston, Stephanie.Johnston@dc.gov

Current Board Members

  • Tamora Papas – Appraiser Chair
  • Todd Canterbury – Appraiser Member
  • Marguerite Allen – Consumer Member
  • Margot Wilson – Real Estate Broker Member
  • Andrew Sullivan – Appraiser Member

2017 Meeting Dates:

Board meeting minutes are available at www.open-dc.gov.

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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.

The District Appraiser Newsletter

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

Annual Reports


Licensing Examinations for Appraisers are administered by Pearson VUE

Licensing / Continuing Education Services / Resources



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