Q&As

Q&As are developed by both the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) and Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) to help answer questions that may not be covered within The Appraisal Foundation's currently published materials. These are updated on an as-needed basis, and new Q&As will always be posted on this page.

The AQB Q&As are a form of guidance issued by the AQB to respond to questions raised by appraisers, enforcement officials, users of appraisal services and the public to illustrate the applicability of the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria and Interpretations of the Criteria in specific situations and to offer advice from the AQB for the resolution of appraiser issues and problems. The AQB Q&As may not represent the only possible solution to the issues discussed nor may the advice provided be applied equally to seemingly similar situations. AQB Q&As do not establish new Criteria and are approved by the AQB without public exposure and comment. 

The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Q&As are issued by the ASB to provide guidance on USPAP questions raised by state regulators and the public. They illustrate the applicability of USPAP in specific situations and provide advice from the ASB for the resolution of appraisal issues and problems. USPAP Q&As do not establish new standards or interpret existing standards and do not constitute a legal opinion of the ASB.

Q&As from the Appraisal Standards Board on USPAP:

The Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) periodically issues Q&As that address questions related to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). The Q&As are provided to appraisers, enforcement officials, and users of appraisal services in response to questions received by the ASB. Before each new edition of USPAP is published, the ASB determines whether the Q&As remain relevant to the new edition of USPAP. If so, the Q&As are adopted as Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and published with the USPAP document. The below Q&As may be incorporated into the next edition of USPAP as FAQs. 

Q&As from the Appraiser Qualifications Board

The Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) has compiled Q&As based on the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria booklet. Click here to access the AQB's latest edition of Q&As , effective May 1, 2018.

Q&A Forum

If you cannot locate your question by clicking on the currently available Q&As below, please visit our Q&A Forum, available at appraisal.answerbase.com. We have also detailed instructions on how to register for the Q&A Forum.