Welcome to the Appraisers’ Coalition of Washington.

Greetings to Washington State Appraiser’s and the Appraiser’s Coalition of Washington Supporters…

It has been a busy year for Washington State appraisers and nationally in the appraisal industry.  There are ongoing changes in our relationships with AMC’s and constant monitoring of changing Appraisal Foundation requirements.

The Appraiser’s Coalition of Washington is currently involved in developing legislation or rules changes for:

-Statute of limitations – We are working to change the time limits for litigating against an appraiser.

-Customary and Reasonable Fee – AMC’s would be required, based on a survey of adequate compensation in this state, to pay a minimum or base appraisal fee within a certain period of time.

-Inactive Status for Appraisal Licensing – Like other professions, appraisers would be able to put their certification/license on an inactive status.

Did you know as of 2018  the Department of Licensing has changed a rule?  The minimum 25 mentor accompanied site inspections by a trainee for licensing/certification has been changed to comply with USPAP which allows the mentor to determine the minimum shared inspections required to provide the experience the trainees needs.

ACOW will be following and keeping Washington Appraiser’s aware of:   Appraiser trainee rules changes, AQB education requirement changes, alternative appraisal standards, and other topics affecting the appraiser community.

We hope you will take this opportunity to visit the new ACOW website and renew or add your support for 2018 online.  The ACOW Legislative day is coming on January 17 in Olympia.  Please plan to attend to add your voice. 


Join or Donate | 2018 Member Dues $60

The Appraisers’ Coalition of Washington (ACOW) is a Washington non-profit corporation organized by the Washington chapters of all appraisal organizations that are member organizations of the Appraisal Foundation Advisory Council.
The purposes of ACOW are as follows:
  • To educate and communicate with members of the appraisal profession or with any persons concerned with valuation of real or personal property in Washington about legislative and regulatory issues.
  • To support the maintenance and improvement of The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and its effective enforcement by the State of Washington.
  • To foster and promote the appraisal profession to the general public through education, research, and publications.
  • To raise the funds necessary to administer its activities and to carry out its purposes and objectives.

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Washington State Legislature

One of our jobs at ACOW is to keep track of pending legislation that affects the Real Estate Appraisers of Washington State. To learn more about what is happening in Olympia today.

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