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Information for supervisors

Eligibility requirements

To supervise up to 3 trainees:

  • Be a state-certified real estate appraiser for at least 3 years.
  • Have been in "good standing" for 3 years immediately preceding supervisory application.
  • Successful completion of the Supervisory Appraiser/Trainee Appraiser course.

To get an exception to supervise 4 to 8 trainees:

  • Be a state-certified real estate appraiser for at least 5 years.
  • Have been in "good standing" for 3 years immediately preceding supervisory application.
  • Successful completion of the Supervisory Appraiser/Trainee Appraiser course.
  • If already approved to supervise up to 3 trainees, to request an exception for more, you'll need to email an exception request including a written plan to reappraisers@dol.wa.gov that includes:
    • The names, license numbers, and first license issuance date of all trainees you wish to train (refer to WAC 308-125-095(2) for limitations).
    • If applicable, names, license numbers of all additional certified appraisers who will also supervise the trainees. If there is a primary supervisor for each trainee, please include that information.
    • Explain how you will ensure the trainees are provided sufficient supervision and experience.
    • If multiple supervisors, each supervisor must be, (or in the process to be), approved as a supervisor.
  • Each time you want to add a trainee (or exchange a trainee for another), you're required to submit an updated request and plan.

Supervisory registration application

Allow at least 5 business days to process your application before you plan to start supervising a trainee. Complete and submit:

Online

What you'll need

  • Supervisory Appraiser/Trainee Appraiser course completion certificate, ready to upload.
  • If not already approved as a supervisor and wish to supervise more than 3, your written request or plan, ready to upload.

Log in or sign up to apply online.

By mail

  • Complete the Real Estate Appraiser Supervisor Registration.
  • Include the course completion certificate for the Supervisory Appraiser/Trainee Appraiser course.
  • Mail documents to:
    Real Estate Appraiser Program
    Department of Licensing
    PO Box 9021
    Olympia, WA 98507-9021

No longer supervising a trainee?

You must report when you're no longer supervising a trainee. The supervisor and trainee relationship is automatically broken when a trainee becomes licensed or certified.

You can report your supervisor/trainee break online or by mail.

Online

You can break the relationship if you log in or sign up.

  • A trainee can choose to break the relationship from their online account.
  • A notification will automatically be sent to both you and the trainee.

By mail

Complete and submit the Real Estate Appraiser Supervisor Registration form.

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