You’ll Need To Become A Pennsylvania-Licensed Appraiser Trainee
Under 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 education. It includes these classes:
- 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.
Polley periodically schedules appraisal certification classes live in its Newtown Square and North Wales (Montgomeryville) PA locations; Find them here.
Polley also offers appraisal certification classes online; find them here.
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.
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.
Articles in this series:
- The First Step Toward Certification
- The Basics On What Appraisers Do
- What Kind Of Appraiser Do You Want To Be?
- Gaining Field Work Experience
- Taking The Certification Exam
Last updated 20190412; photo from Google Images