Arizona is a mandatory state
A.R.S. 32-3603 specifically provides that:
A. All real estate appraisals and appraisal reviews performed in this state shall be performed only by individuals licensed or certified in accordance with the requirements of this chapter. No person, other than a state licensed or state certified appraiser may assume or use that title or any title, designation or abbreviation likely to create the impression of licensure or certification as an appraiser in this state.
B. No person other than a state licensed or state certified appraiser may receive a fee for a real estate appraisal or an appraisal review of real property in this state.
A.R.S. 32-3638. Violation; classification
Any person who performs a real estate appraisal or appraisal review, who is not licensed or certified under this chapter and who knowingly assumes or uses any title, designation or abbreviation likely to create the impression of licensure or certification by this state or any person who knowingly provides false or fraudulent information to the board is guilty of a class 1 misdemeanor.
Appraisal Foundation Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria:
Real Property Appraiser Classifications:
Real Property Appraiser Applications:
Supervising Appraiser's Notification of Engagement/Terminiation of Trainee Notice:
Property Tax Agent Applications:
Inactive/Reactivate Appraiser Applications: