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California Trainee License Question

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JKoenigshof

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I currently live in Minnesota and just took my Licensed Residential/Trainee exam and should be receiving my license fairly soon. It's a possibility that my company will be transferring me to California. Does anyone know if California will accept the AQB approved exam that I took for Minnesota? Or will I need to retake the exam in California in order to get my Trainee license? Thanks!
 

icisic7

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It would be best to call OREA directly to find out. However, at the top of the list of states with reciprocity, OREA has the following statement (my bold added):
OREA has reciprocal agreements with the states listed on the following chart. You may click on the individual state's name to go directly to its website. Please note that reciprocal agreements do not cover the Trainee License.
 

JC California

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OREA has reciprocal agreements with the states listed on the following chart. You may click on the individual state's name to go directly to its website. Please note that reciprocal agreements do not cover the Trainee License.


Not just your bold added, but your words added to the quote. My post was a starting point and a link to the California site as well as the reciprocal states.

I do agree that it is would be best to contact OREA.
 

JKoenigshof

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OK -- Thanks! It wouldn't be the end of the world if I had to take another test.
 

JC California

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JKoenigshof OK -- Thanks! It wouldn't be the end of the world if I had to take another test.

You have a great attitude. Good luck to you.
 

Annelle

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Actually California will generally accept the other State's National exam, however you will have to submit and application and go through the complete process to get your trainee license here. 60-90 days for trainee generally. Once you have been approved they will then send you the license. This is the case for all levels of appraiser licensing in California. I speak from experience.

Some states accept the California license as having met all that state's requirements and will issue a license almost immediately, and some while you wait.

Double check of course with the www.orea.ca gov site, and by all means do call them to verify. They may even accept some of the hours you may have accumulated--especially verify that! Good luck to you, and welcome to the forum.
 

Mike Boyd

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OK -- Thanks! It wouldn't be the end of the world if I had to take another test.

You will probably have to re-take all the qualifying education classes. But, check with your provider as some courses may be good for multiple States.
 
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