Real Estate Appraiser resources for Washington
Real Estate Appraiser Information for the State of Washington
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 Washington, the Washington State Department of Licensing is in charge of this oversight.
There are four classifications of real estate appraiser in the State of Washington. These classifications are:
- State-Registered Real Estate Appraiser Trainee
- State Licensed Real Estate Appraiser
- State Certified Residential Appraiser
- State Certified General Appraiser
Those new to a career in real estate appraisals must begin as a State-Registered Real Estate Appraiser Trainee. There is no experience required. However, it is necessary to complete the state required coursework to become a State-Registered Real Estate Appraiser 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 the Washington State Department of Licensing to view Washington specific requirements.
Online Courses for Washington 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:
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