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It is important to note that the AI educational programs that may be offered by virtual delivery *ARE NOT* approved in every state. Some states DO NOT allow virtual education. ALL participants MUST check state approvals prior to registering for any chapter offered Appraisal Institute program.

The definition of “Virtual” delivery format is the temporary exception (beginning 3/15/2020 until 12/31/2021) allowing previously approved classroom CE to be offered on a web platform, without additional submission or acceptance from the International Distance Education Certification Center (IDECC).

Please note that “Synchronous” delivery format is altogether different in that approval from IDECC has been granted and instructors have received the CDEI designation for distance learning instruction. 

NOTE: Some AI educational programs may not be approved in every state. It is important that all participants check state approvals prior to registering for any Appraisal Institute program.

What is qualifying education credit (QE)?

Also referred to as "pre licensure credit" or "basic education," qualifying education is the education mandated by your state to become a licensed or certified appraiser. This varies by state. The information below is state specific.

What is continuing education (CE)?

This is the education that is required to maintain your license. States have different continuing education cycles.

To find more about licensure and certification and continuing education cycles specific to your state, please contact your state regulatory agency.


The Appraisal Institute provides the state education information below as a service to its members and the public. Although the Appraisal Institute makes reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy of this information, state education requirements may change from time to time at the state's sole discretion. To make sure you have the most up to date information, you should contact your specific state to determine the current education approval and requirements.

This is a list of approvals through Appraisal Institute’s national office only. Chapters may also submit for state approval of certain CE seminars they are sponsoring, and those approvals are not listed below. If your state does not have hours listed below, please contact the Appraisal Institute or the sponsoring chapter for further information or contact your state agency for a comprehensive approval list.

* Some states grant Virtual approval for a single offering. For questions, contact

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