Are you considering an appraisal license in PA? Get started today with Polley Associates appraisal license courses. We offer the first steps toward your appraisal license!

Earning your appraisal license in PA might be the next career step for you!

Pennsylvania has three appraisal licenses: 

  • Licensed Trainee Appraiser
  • Certified Residential Appraiser
  • Certified General Appraiser

All individuals interested in becoming a certified residential or general appraiser must first become a “Licensed Appraiser Trainee.” (Click here to see the Pennsylvania State Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers regulations.)

Individuals interested in becoming a licensed appraiser trainee must:

1.) Complete 79 hours of education:

  • Basic Appraisal Principles, 30 hours
  • Basic Appraisal Procedures, 30 hours
  • National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), 15 hours
  • National Appraising for the Supervisor and Trainee, 4 hours

Polley offers reasonable pricing on packages that include all 79 hours of education. These appraisal license classes are offered in classroom in its Newtown Square (Delaware County) and North Wales (Montgomery County) PA locations; Find them here.

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Each of the four courses is accompanied by a final exam. All four courses must be documented as completed and passed before applying for an appraiser trainee license.

2) Submit an application to become a licensed appraiser trainee to the Pennsylvania Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers.

The application must designate an intended certified appraisal supervisor.
  • Certified residential appraisers can supervise only those who also intended to also become certified residential appraisers.
  • Certified general appraisers can supervise those who intend to become certified residential or certified general appraisers.

Applications must include documentation that the intended supervisor also has completed the 4-hour National Appraising for the Supervisor and Trainee course.

3) Upon board approval of the application, the licensed appraiser trainee can begin appropriate field work.

You may find it valuable to also read about the qualification criteria (minimum education, experience, and examination requirements) for real property appraisers, as issued by the Appraiser Qualifications Board. Find it here.

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