State-registered real estate appraiser trainee

Training requirements


To be eligible, 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’ve finished the education listed above, 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 at least 2 weeks for us to review your application and determine your eligibility.


After you are licensed as a registered trainee, you may begin experience training. You must maintain an experience log in chronological order during your training. The format for the log is available on the: Real Estate Appraiser Applicant/Trainee Assignment Log form.

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