Appraiser FAQ

Our FHA Appraiser Roster is maintained by the HUD. This FAQ will help you to become an appraiser and update your information.

How do I correct, update, or renew my information on the appraiser roster listing?

To update, correct, or renew your information in the appraiser roster:

  1. Go to the FHA Connection (FHAC) at
  2. Enter your FHAC User ID and Password and click Sign On.
  3. Select ID Maintenance from the menu bar at the top of the page.
  4. Click Appraiser Roster to access the Appraiser Update screen.
  5. Change your information as needed and enter your email address in the Confirm E-mail field.
  6. Read the Appraiser Certification and check the box if you agree.
  7. Click Send.
  8. If the license expiration date was updated successfully a warning appears indicating the application information was entered successfully however the process is not complete.
  9. If the license expiration date was updated successfully, use the Browse button in the License Information section to upload a PDF copy of each renewed State License.

When the Appraiser Roster update is requested, a check is made in CAIVRS, LDP, & EPLS. The appraiser is removed from the Roster if a record is found in any of these systems. The Appraiser Roster Update/Renewal Results page appears when the changes are successfully processed. If there is a possible record for the appraiser on the LDP list or EPLS, a Warning message stating the Appraiser Roster Update/Renewal is being held for HUD review is displayed instead of a success message. An email notification will be sent to the appraiser with the results of the HUD review.

Eligibility Requirements for Appraiser Roster

Only appraisers who meet the eligibility criteria listed below may apply as new applicants to the FHA roster.

Effective October 1, 2009, FHA no longer accepts new applications from licensed-level appraisers per the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008. ALL roster appraisers must be state certified and must appear on the ASC's National Registry in order to conduct appraisals for FHA insured mortgages.

To be eligible as a new applicant or to be eligible for reinstatement, you must:

  1. Be a state-certified appraiser with credentials based on the minimum certification criteria issued by the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) of the Appraisal Foundation, and
  2. Not be listed on GSA's Excluded Parties List System (SAM), the System for Award Management, Limited Denial of Participation (LDP) list, or HUD's Credit Alert Verification Reporting System (CAIVRS).

If you are a new applicant, you must apply online by uploading the application and your certification in PDF format. To begin the process, please be sure to read the application instructions in their entirety first.

FHA Appraiser Roster Application Instructions

Before you begin the process:

  1. Please read these instructions in their entirety, first, before taking action.
  2. Read the eligibility requirements
  3. Applications must be submitted online.
  4. If you were previously on the roster at any time, you will not be able to apply again as a "new" applicant. Your application will be rejected. You may qualify for reinstatement.
  5. You must be able to fill-in and print the application form HUD-92563a from FHA Connection (FHAC), sign it, scan it and save it in PDF format. If you do not have a scanner that creates PDF files, contact a copy center. PDF is the only acceptable file format.
  6. In addition to the application, you must also have your current paper state-issued certification scanned and saved in PDF format to upload in the required area of FHAC.
  7. Review your personal information listed on the Appraisal Subcommittee's National Registry:
    • Go to the Appraisal Subcommittee's (ASC) website, click "National Registry" in the menu bar and select "Standard query." Type in your name and state.
    • Ensure that the field labeled "AQB Compliant" indicates "Yes". If the field is blank or if the response is "unknown" or "No", you are not eligible for placement on the FHA Roster.
    • FHA requires that your appraisal credentials meet or exceed the minimum criteria for a Certified General or Certified Residential appraiser issued by the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) of the Appraisal Foundation. You should contact your state appraiser regulatory agency to determine how to become state credentialed and therefore, AQB compliant.
    • Important: Note the number shown in the "Lic. Number" field and the certification "Type" so that you can make sure you enter the state-issued number into FHA Connection exactly as it appears in the National Registry. An inexact match will result in an error message and you will not be able to proceed further with the application. Enter exactly what the registry has even if it is different from what is on the paper credential.
    • After verifying your information is current and correct on the National Registry, you may need to wait one business day before beginning the FHA online application to permit data from the National Registry to be transferred to the roster in the FHA Connection. If your information needs to be corrected on the National Registry, you must ask your state appraisal regulatory agency to resend your information to the registry.
  8. Now you may begin your application in FHA Connection.


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