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Residential Appraiser

The Trainee Appraiser: To become a Trainee Appraiser you must complete 75 hours of qualifying education which must include a 15 hour National USPAP Course. All required hours of coursework must be completed within 5 years of applying to be a Trainee Appraiser.  As a trainee, you must work under a certified Supervisory Appraiser. A trainee can have more than one supervisory appraiser, but a supervisory appraiser can sponsor no more than three trainees.

Licensed Residential Appraiser: Licensed Residential Appraisers can appraise non-complex one-to-four residential units having a value less than $1,000,000, and complex one-to-four residential units having a value of less than $400,000.  To become a Licensed Residential Appriaser you must complete a total of 150 qualifying hourse of education. The 75   hours obtained as a Trainee can be applied to this requirement. You must also have at least 1,000 hours of experience obtained within a minimum of 6 months, and you must pass the State Exam to become fully certified and be able to work independently.

Certified Residential Appraiser

Certified Residential Appraisers can appraise one-to-four residential units without regard to value of complexity. To be fully certified as a residential property appraiser and work independently you must complete:

  • Two hundred (200) classroom hours of approved courses including 15-Hour USPAP course
  • Minimum of 1500 hours of appraisal experience in at least 12 months Please visit the following link for more information on requirements:
  • At least 2 years of college or university coursework or 30 hours of college credit in approved courses.

Please check with the Louisiana Real Estate Appraisers Board to verify your college credit. Appraising classes are offered online. Appraisers must complete 28 hours of continuing education every 2 years.

Online Certification Courses

Our online appraisal courses are offered through McKissock. Once you have completed the online course material you must contact our office to take your final exam. You will be required to take a proctored exam and you will be issued a certificate of completion once you have satisfactorily completed the course and exam.

General Certified Real Estate Appraiser Qualification Criteria

  • Three hundred (300) hours of approved courses including 15-Hour USPAP course
  • Minimum of 3000 hours of appraisal experience in no fewer than 18 months
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher

Continuing Education

Certified appraisers and trainees are required to complete 28 hours of continuing education every 2 years, 7 of which must be in Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. We offer these courses online.

For More Information Click Below:

Trainee License Requirements

Licensed Residential Appraiser Checklist

Certified Residential Appraiser Requirements