Real Estate Appraiser resources for California
Real Estate Appraiser Information for the State of California
Real estate appraisers are required to be licensed, per Title XI of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act (FIRREA) of 1989. This act required that each of the states establish an agency for the licensure, certification, and regulation of appraisers.
In California, the California Office of Real Estate Appraisers (OREA) is in charge of this oversight.
There are four classifications of real estate appraiser licenses in the State of California. These classifications are:
- Trainee License
- Residential License
- Certified Residential License
- Certified General License
Those new to a career in real estate appraisals must begin as a Trainee. There is no experience required. However, it is necessary to complete the state required coursework to become a Trainee. The trainee must then work under a supervisor for a specified number of hours in order to be eligible to become a licensed or certified appraiser.
Please see the links below for additional resources:
Visit our page that provides an overview of appraisal classifications and requirements.
Visit the website for California Office of Real Estate Appraisers (OREA) to view California specific requirements.
Logging Experience Hours
To apply for any level of licensure in California, applicants must complete and submit Log of Appraisal Experience (REA 3004), and Experience Log Summary (REA 3003).
These forms can be completed by hand, or by using a online service, like Log My Appraiser Hours. Log My Appraiser Hours allows appraisers to track their hours online, and then creates forms REA 3003 and REA 3004 when ready to submit to BREA.
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Online Courses for California Appraisers
Appraiser Sidekick is partnering with Mbition to offer online appraisal courses.
Use the buttons below for the type of real estate appraisal course that you are interested:
Qualifying EducationContinuing Education
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