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    Individuals who are required to take the supervisory appraiser/trainee appraiser course include the following:

    • All individuals who want to become Supervisory Appraisers
    • All individuals who want to become Trainee Appraisers

    It depends on your state. The Appraisal Institute's course covers the content specified in the AQB's required course objectives and outline. However, each state may require more specific content 1) relevant to the local jurisdiction regarding state law or 2) related to areas of practice that have high disciplinary complaints. Check with your state appraisal regulatory agency.

    Note. The following states that require state-specific content NOT covered in the Appraisal Institute course include (but may not be limited to): AR, IA, KY, ME, MN, MT, NC, NE, OH, OR, SD, TN, TX, UT, WV. In most cases, the local chapter will add the necessary content needed to comply with their state’s requirements.

    It depends. Check with your state appraisal regulatory agency.

    AI's course is four classroom hours plus an optional one-hour exam.

    Successful completion of the Appraisal Institute’s exam depends on state requirements. The AQB Criteria does not require successful completion of a course exam. However, your state may require successful completion of the course exam. AI’s course exam was developed for individuals whose states require successful completion of an exam.

    No. The AQB’s Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria does not allow QE hours for The Supervisory Appraiser/Trainee Appraiser Course.

    Yes, but it depends on your state. The Supervisory Appraiser/Trainee Appraiser Course has been submitted to the AQB for four classroom/one-hour exam CE hours to meet the minimum base requirements as noted in the AQB’s outline for the Supervisory Appraiser/Trainee Appraiser Course. AI submits the course for CE credit only to states that don’t have additional state-specific requirements. AI Chapters whose states have state-specific requirements may apply for CE credit at their discretion.

    Yes. If your state requires an additional state-specific add-on course, you will need to take that as well. Please check with your state to see where an add-on course is available.

    Yes. There is only one course, and it is for both Trainee Appraisers and Supervisory Appraisers.


    A Trainee can take the course before or after the other educational requirements. The course must be completed prior to obtaining the Trainee credential, however. A Supervisory Appraiser must take the course before he or she may supervise a Trainee.

    The following individuals might be interested and/or required to take the Supervisory/Trainee course:

    • Existing credentialed Trainee Appraisers whose state appraiser regulatory agencies have adopted more stringent requirements.
    • Existing credentialed Supervisory Appraisers who are grandfathered but might need the course if their state appraiser regulatory agencies have adopted more stringent requirements.
    • Appraisers who might want to supervise a trainee appraiser in the future.
    • Existing Supervisory Appraisers who need to take an educational alternative for disciplinary action per their state appraisal regulatory agencies.

    The AQB only requires you to take the AQB base course once. However, if your state requires a state-specific add-on course, and it changes its requirements, you may have to take the course more often. Check with your state appraisal regulatory agency.

    No. The AQB only requires Certified Licensed appraisers supervising Licensed Trainee appraisers to take the course.

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