State-registered real estate appraiser trainee

Training requirements

Education

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
Effective January 1, 2015, you must also take this course to equal 79 classroom hours:
Supervisory appraiser/Trainee appraiser course 4 hours

Register as a real estate appraiser trainee

When you’ve finished your education, send us the application, documentation and fee:

  1. Real Estate Appraiser Trainee Registration Application. If you’re an out-of-state applicant, complete the Consent to service portion.
  2. Copies of all education documents.
  3. Check or money order payable to Department of Licensing (Fees are non-refundable).

Allow a least 2 weeks for us to review your application and determine your eligibility.

Experience

After you’re registered as a trainee, you may begin experience training. You must keep an experience log in chronological order: Real Estate Appraiser Applicant/Trainee Assignment Log.

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