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    Certified General Real Property Appraiser

    The Commercial Path

    What can I appraise as a Certified General Real Property Appraiser?

    You’ll be able to appraise residential and commercial properties.

    What steps do I need to take?

    Step 1: You must hold a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) and then complete 300* hours of qualifying education.


    *Check with your state to see if additional courses (or criteria) are necessary.

    Step 2: Complete 3,000 hours of experience under a supervisor. Be sure to consider our PAREA alternative for gaining your experience.

    Step 3: Pass the National Certified General Real Property Appraiser Exam.

    Step 4: Pass a background check.

    Step 5: Submit your application and fees to your state board.

    Did you know?

    AI PAREA—the Appraisal Institute Practical Applications of Real Estate Appraisal program—is a standardized and convenient approach to gaining the experience you need to achieve the licensed residential (LR) appraisal credential.