State-registered real estate appraiser trainee

Training requirements


To be eligible, complete 75 classroom hours of approved real estate appraisal courses, including:

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.

Register as a real estate appraiser trainee

When you’re finished with your education and experience training, send the following to the address on the application:

  1. Real Estate Appraiser Trainee Registration Application. If you’re not from Washington, complete the Consent of Service form included in the application.
  2. Copies of all education documentation.
  3. Application fee – check or money order payable to Department of Licensing. Fees are non-refundable.

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

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