Trainee License

A person registered by the department as qualified to perform appraisal services only under the direct supervision of a licensed or certified appraiser. A registered trainee appraiser may accept appraisal assignments only from her or his primary or secondary supervisory appraiser, and may only take payment for appraisal services directly from the supervisor.

Trainee applicants must have a valid social security number, complete 100 hours of approved pre-licensure education, which includes the 15-Hour National USPAP course, and submit the required application packet, proof of completing the electronic fingerprints.

The Registered Trainee application is valid for one year from the date received by the Department. You must complete all requirements to complete the application process within this time frame. If the Department notifies you of any deficiencies on your application, timely response is recommended. The effective date of the application is the date originally received, not the date of approval.  Fee with application: $230.

There is no state exam required to become a registered trainee appraiser.

Courses required to qualify

  • Basic Appraisal Principles 30 hours
  • Basic Appraisal Procedures 30 hours
  • Appraisal Laws, Rules and Roles 15 hours
  • USPAP15 hours
  • Residential Report Writing15 hours
  • Total hours:105 hours

 **Please note that we DO NOT offer these classes at this time** 

Basic Appraisal Principles(30hrs)

This basic appraisal text provides an overview of real property concepts and characteristics, legal considerations, value influences, real estate finance, types of value, economic principles, real estate markets and analysis, and ethics in appraisal. Through theory, case studies, and examples, this book offers practical application of appraisal principles.


Basic Appraisal Procedures(30hrs)

This basic appraisal text provides an overview of real estate appraisal approaches to value, valuation procedures, property description, residential applications, commercial applications, improvement construction, home inspection, and appraisal math. Through theory and examples, the course offers practical application of appraisal procedures.



The National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Course, 15-Hour Course (hereafter referred to as the National USPAP Course, 15-Hour) of The Appraisal Foundation focuses on the requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance by appraisers that are set forth in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). This course is unique in that it was developed in 1998 and is revised biannually for The Appraisal Foundation with assistance from the Education Council of Appraisal Foundation Sponsors (ECAFS).




Residential Report Writing(15hrs)

This 15-hour textbook, based on the 2008 AQB requirements for Licensed and Certified Residential Appraisers, provides a detailed understanding of the various reports and forms used in the field. The textbook will work to improve the students writing and reasoning skills and help students identify common writing problems through the use of written examples and case studies. 



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