In order to become a state-certified appraiser, you must complete 200 hours of instruction. After completing the first 75 hours you can receive an Appraiser Trainee License. As a trainee, you must work under a certified appraiser for a minimum of 2 years and complete at least 250 appraisals.
After satisfying the trainee requirements, you must complete the remaining hours and pass the State Exam to become fully certified and be able to work independently. As a fully certified appraiser you must have a 4-year degree from a college or university. Appraising classes are offered online. Appraisers must complete 30 hours of continuing education every 2 years.
As a trainee, you must complete 60 hours in Appraisal Principles & Procedures and 15 hours in Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. You must then work for a certified appraiser for 2 years and do a minimum of 250 appraisals to complete your apprenticeship. You must also take a 4-hour supervisory course which is offered through the Appraisal Institute.
Certified Residential Appraiser
To be fully certified as a residential property appraiser and work independently you must work:
Two hundred (200) classroom hours of approved courses including 15-Hour USPAP course
Minimum of 3500 hours of appraisal experience in at least 24 months
30-hour Associate’s degree
Please visit the following links for more information on requirements: www.lreab.gov.
Online Certification Courses
Our online appraisal courses are offered through Hondros Learning. 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 5000 hours of appraisal experience in no fewer than 36 months
Bachelor’s degree or higher, or 30 semester credit hours in the following courses: English Composition; Principles of Economics; Finance; Algebra, Geometry of higher math; Statistics; Computer Science; and Business or Real Estate Law; and two elective courses in Accounting, Geography, Economics, Business Management or Real Estate
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.