Welcome to CPREA

The Coalition of Pennsylvania Real Estate Appraisers was formed in late 2012 by the five Pennsylvania Chapters of the Appraisal Institute and other interested appraisal professionals to be the Voice of Responsible Real Estate Valuation in Pennsylvania. The CPREA grew as a response to a push by the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors® (PAR) to enact legislation that would permit salespersons and brokers to provide valuation services. The chapters realized they did not have a system in place to provide a timely response to legislation which affects the industry and the public trust, and the CPREA was formed to provide this conduit.

We encouraged other stakeholders to join our ranks, and we can proudly state that many including multiple chapters of several national appraisal organizations, joined with us to have a voice in the Pennsylvania legislative arena. As a result of these grass-roots efforts, the fight against SB869 introduced on April 18, 2013, which would have permitted sales agents and brokers to provide valuation services, never made it out of committee and onto the Senate floor for a vote. The bill was subsequently reintroduced and passed in 2018 with provisions in place for educational requirements and prerequisites, regulatory and policy criteria.

CPREA will continue to be an organization that is ready to respond to proposed legislation
which affects the industry and public trust, and to help our legislators and the public to understand what they can and should expect from valuation experts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The CPREA is now upgrading and reorganizing this website to reflect current events affecting PA State Certified Appraisers. Please stand by for the latest information!