State-registered real estate appraiser trainee

Education and experience requirements


To be eligible to register as a State-registered Real Estate Appraiser Trainee, you must complete a total of 75 classroom hours of approved real estate appraisal courses, including all of the following:

Subject Hours required
Basic appraisal principles 30 hours
Basic appraisal procedures 30 hours
National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) course or equivalent 15 hours


After you complete your education requirements, you may begin experience training. You must maintain an experience log during your training. The log format is available on the Real Estate Appraiser Applicant/Trainee Assignment Log form.

How to register as a real estate appraiser trainee

  1. Complete a Real Estate Appraiser Trainee Registration Application. If you’re an applicant from outside Washington State, please complete the Consent of Service form included in the application.
  2. Attach copies of all education documentation.
  3. Enclose a check or money order for the application fee (payable to the Department of Licensing). Fees are non-refundable.
  4. Mail your application, documentation, and fees to us at the address as shown on the application.

Please allow a minimum of 2 weeks for processing. We’ll review the application and determine your eligibility.

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