You’ll Need To Become A Pennsylvania-Licensed Appraiser Trainee

Become A PA Licensed Appraiser TraineeUnder regulations from the Pennsylvania State Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers, all individuals interested in becoming a certified residential or general appraiser must first become a “Licensed Appraiser Trainee.”

Individuals interested in becoming a licensed appraiser trainee must:

1) Complete 79 hours of course work. It includes National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), 15 hours; Basic Appraisal Principles, 30 hours; Basic Appraisal Procedures, 30 hours; and National Appraising for the Supervisor and Trainee, 4 hours. 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 either 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 then begin appropriate field work.

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Last updated 20180702; photo from Google Images