Real Property Review Appraiser

Review AppraiserThe Real Property Review Appraiser (RPRA) is a professional designation that demonstrates the bearer is uniquely competent to conduct appraisal reviews of complex properties or situations. The RPRA's appraisal review provides a superior evaluation for all types of enterprises and properties and ensures that an appraisal is in compliance with regulations and professional standards. The RPRA signifies the highest level of expertise in the review appraisal process, expertise that far exceeds state certification and licensing requirements. To become an RPRA you must complete a rigorous program consisting of course work, experience, submission of a demonstration report and a comprehensive exam.


  • Provides focus and knowledge in appraisal review
  • Is educated and trained to provide an expert opinion of appraisals
  • Can determine if appraisals comply with government regulations and requirements
  • Networks with colleagues for assistance when unusual or special circumstances arise

The appraiser who earns the RPRA designation will:

  • Acquire the full range of skill required to perform an appraisal review for commercial, rural and residential property types
  • Learn how to conduct a USPAP compliant review
  • Learn how to conduct a UASFLA ("Yellow Book") compliant review
  • Hone these new skills by applying these concepts through hands on activities and case studies

Important Dates

Round 1 Dates
Application due by January 15
Reports due by March 1
Demonstration report due by April 1

Round 2 Dates
Application due by May 15
Reports due by July 1
Demonstration report due by August 1

Please submit your application, experience and demonstration report to Deanna Ilk is available to assist you with questions at or 303.692.1222. 

Exam Opportunities
Education Week
ASFMRA Annual Conference

Please take a look at the Accreditation Checklist under Helpful Links below for full details.

  1. Provide evidence of certification as a Certified General Appraiser
  2. Required coursework:
    • ASFMRA Best in Business Ethics Course (2 hours)
    • Eminent Domain (A250) (22 hours)
    • Integrated Approaches to Value (A304) (30 hours)
    • Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions (Yellow Book) Course (23 hours)
    • Valuation of Conservation Easements and Other Partial Interest in Real Estate (A315) (24 hours)
    • Foundations of Appraisal Review (A600) (40 hours) OR
      • Introduction to Appraisal Review (A360)
      • Appraisal Review Under USPAP (A370)
      • Appraisal Review Under UASFLA (A380)
      • Advanced Appraisal Review Case Studies (A390)
  3. For RPRA, five years of experience in the discipline of appraisal, appraisal review, or a combination of both. One year of appraisal review experience within the last five years is required. For the discipline of Review Appraisal, experience must include rural appraisal and/or appraisal review of at least 600 hours of the 1,600 hours during each of three years within the past five years. The completion of twenty-five (25) narrative reviews or one hundred (100) form reviews shall be considered the equivalent of one year of experience. Appraisal experience submitted shall be evaluated the same as the ARA.
  4. Submit one demonstration review report via email. Demonstration reports may be submitted after successful completion of the accreditation exam. Upon successful completion of the exam, you will have two opportunities to submit your demonstration report for review. Failure to do so will result in a resubmission of your application along with a required fee. Please refer to the accreditation calendar to identify deadlines for each round of demonstration reports.
    • If you take the exam and pass it at Education Week 2023, your demo will be due either August 1, 2023 or April 1, 2024
    • If you take the exam and pass it at Annual Meeting 2023, your demo will be due either April 1, 2024 or August 1, 2024
  5. ASFMRA membership prior to submitting an application for accreditation.
  6. Comprehensive RPRA Accrediting Exam

*While it is recommended that you take or challenge A304 Integrated Approaches to Value, if you have taken all of these courses – A110, A200 and A300, you will not be required to take A304 to be able to sit for the RPRA exam. However, you must have taken all three courses to get the exemption for A304.