State-registered real estate appraiser trainee

Education requirements

Complete 79 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
Supervisory appraiser/Trainee appraiser course 4 hours

Register as a real estate appraiser trainee

When you’re finished with your education, send us the following:

  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 documents.
  3. Application fee – check or money order payable to Department of Licensing. Fees are non-refundable.

Allow at least 2 weeks so we can review and determine your eligibility.


After you’re registered as a trainee, you may begin experience training. You must keep an experience log for your assignments in date order.

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