Real Estate Appraisers


To regulate real estate appraisers in accordance with federal and state laws, rules, and policies.


The Real Estate Appraiser Commission strives to protect the public welfare by ensuring that only qualified persons are licensed or certified and that all licensees uphold the highest appropriate professional standards of practice, independence and competency.


The Tennessee Real Estate Appraiser Commission (“Commission”) has voted to fully accept all Practical Applications of Real Estate Appraisal (“PAREA”) programs approved by the Appraiser Qualifications Board (“AQB”). Rules related to the incorporation of PAREA will follow in the future. Information on PAREA (including approved programs) is linked below. Those interested should contact PAREA providers directly for questions related to their specific programs. If you have completed an ABQ-approved PAREA program, please contact the Commission at for application instructions. The licensing exam will be scheduled after receipt of a completed appraiser application (including completion certificate for an AQB-approved PAREA program, qualifying education certificates, and college proof (as applicable)).  

PAREA (  (This page will be updated as programs are approved by the AQB.)