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Qualifying Education: Licensed or Certified Residential Appraiser

Turn to the Appraisal Institute for all your real estate appraisal education needs! Whether you’re working toward your real estate appraisal license or certification, you can count on the Appraisal Institute to help you achieve your career goals. In addition, our appraisal education programs are specifically designed to meet the education criteria set by the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB).

Please note: Contact your state appraisal regulatory agency to make sure you have the most up-to-date information regarding your state’s current real estate appraisal education requirements and approvals.



Licensed Residential Appraiser

The Licensed Residential Appraiser may appraise non-complex 1-4 residential units having a transaction value less than $1,000,000 and complex 1-4 residential units having a transaction value less than $400,000. 

If you wish to become a Licensed Residential Appraiser, you must take courses in the Appraiser Trainee package, plus:

Title Hours
Residential Market Analysis and Highest & Best Use 15
Residential Site Valuation and Cost Approach 15
Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches 30
Residential Report Writing and Case Studies 15

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Certified Residential Appraiser

The Certified Residential Appraiser may appraise 1-4 residential units without regard to transaction value or complexity. This classification does not include the appraisal of subdivisions.

If you wish to become a Certified Residential Appraiser, you must take courses in the Appraiser Trainee package and Licensed Residential Appraiser, plus:

Title Hours
Real Estate Finance, Statistics, and Valuation Modeling 15
Advanced Residential Applications and Case Studies/ Part 1 15
Advanced Residential Report Writing (elective) / Part 2 30

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