Appraiser Registration
Business Background

FHA-approved appraisers participating in HUD's appraiser review process must request an FHA Connection user ID. First, the mailing address HUD has on record for the appraiser is verified using the Appraisers lookup on the HUD.GOV webiste at: https://entp.hud.gov/idapp/html/apprlook.cfm. If it is incorrect, the appropriate HUD Homeownership Center (HOC) must be contacted to make the correction. Next, the FHA Connection's Appraiser Registration form is completed. When approved, a six-character FHA Connection user ID is sent to the appraiser via e-mail within approximately 48 hours and by letter within 7 to 10 days to the mailing address HUD has on record for the appraiser.

Prime Contractor

An appraiser acting as a prime contractor must contact the appropriate HOC helpline and request that the appraiser's FHA Connection user ID be linked to the name HUD has on record for the prime contractor. Prime contractor information is maintained by the appraiser review data manager for each HOC.


Desk Reviewer Contractor

An appraiser acting as a desk reviewer contractor for Field Review Feasiblity Checklist processing must contact the appropriate HOC helpline and request that the appraiser's FHA Connection user ID be linked to the appropriate desk reviewer contractor. Desk reviewer contractor information is maintained by the appraiser review data manager for each HOC.

After Receiving an FHA Connection User ID

You can sign on to the FHA Connection using the six-character user ID that was issued and the password that was entered on the Appraiser Registration form. The FHA Connection main menu appears after successfully signing on. From the FHA Connection main menu page, you can do the following:

The appropriate HOC must be contacted to update secure information such as Social Security Number, mother's maiden name, and the prime contractor link (if applicable).

Note: The FHA Connection user ID is a unique identification number assigned to a specific individual. Sharing the ID is prohibited.

See Also

Appraiser Registration - Processing

Appraiser Registration Page - Field Descriptions

Appraiser Registration Results Page - Field Descriptions

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Last revised: July 12, 2016