Title XI of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act (FIRREA) of 1989 requires all state licensed and certified appraisers to successfully pass an examination administered by a state or territory that is issued or endorsed by the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) of The Appraisal Foundation. As a result, in 2008 the AQB launched the National Uniform Licensing and Certification Examinations.
State appraiser regulatory agencies and/or examination vendors can apply to become AQB-approved administrators for the National Uniform Licensing and Certification Examinations.
State appraiser regulatory agencies and examination developers may use the National Uniform Licensing and Certification Examinations or develop “equivalent examinations.” Equivalent examinations must be reviewed and approved by the AQB before they can be administered to candidates for a state appraiser license or certification.
The Appraisal Foundation has a page dedicated to the subject of the national exam. You can view that page HERE.
This page contains links to the list of AQB approved examination providers. You will be able to find your provider and view their websites HERE.
You can also view the exam content outline HERE. This outline will help you determine what areas to focus your study before the exam.