Real Estate Appraisal License Preparation

Real Estate Appraisal License Preparation

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Real Estate Appraiser Trainee license is required of individuals who are to be employed as appraisers under the control and supervision of licensed or certified real estate appraisers. A license may be obtained by a person who does not immediately intend to be employed by an appraiser. However, no real estate appraisal activity may be performed unless the trainee is in the employ of a licensed or certified real estate appraiser, read more.
CourseUnitsOfferedPre-Req
RE 1003Fa, Spr, SumNone
RE 1103Fa, SumNone
RE 1113SprNone
RE 1153Fall, Spr, SumNone
RE 1503SprNone

An applicant to take the Real Estate Appraisal examination must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age or older.
  • Meet minimum Educational requirements: Applicants for the Trainee or Residential license must provide evidence of successful completion of 150 hours of real estate appraisal education, including 15 hours of US-PAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice). Applicants for the Certified Residential license must provide proof of completion of 200 hours of real estate appraisal education (including 15 hours of USPAP). Palomar College does NOT provide further training that will prepare a student to take the Certified General License.
  • Have the appropriate Experience: No experience is required before obtaining the Real Estate Appraiser Trainee license. 2,000 hours and en-compassing no less than 12 months of acceptable appraisal experience is required before obtaining the residential license. 2,500 hours and encompassing no less than 2.5 years of acceptable appraisal experience is required before obtaining the Certified Residential License. This pro-gram is designed to meet the educational requirements of two licensing levels of the Office of Real Estate Appraisers (Trainee, and Residential). RE 105, RE 115 or RE 130 is recommended to meet the additional requirements of the Certified Residential License. The program does NOT meet the requirements to prepare a student for the Certified General License.

All online courses may have an in-person orientation;
but online orientation will be available as well.