In order to become a state-certified appraiser you must complete 200 hours of instruction. After completing the first 75 hours you can receive an Appraiser Trainee License. As a trainee, you must work under a certified appraiser for a minimum of 2 years and complete at least 250 appraisals.
After satisfying the trainee requirements, you must complete the remaining hours and pass the State Exam to become fully certified and be able to work independently. As a fully certified appraiser you must have a 4-year degree from a college or university. Appraising classes are offered online. Appraisers must complete 30 hours of continuing education every 2 years.
As a trainee, you must complete 60 hours in Appraisal Principles & Procedures and 15 hours in Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. You must then work for a certified appraiser for 2 years and do a minimum of 250 appraisals to complete your apprenticeship. You must also take a 4 hour supervisory course which is offered through the Appraisal Institute.
Certified Residential Appraiser
To be fully certified as a residential property appraiser and work independently, you must work as a trainee for a minimum of 2 years and complete a minimum of 250 appraisals. You must also complete an additional 125 hours for a total of 200 hours and must have a 4-year college degree. Please visit the following links for more information on requirements: http://www.reab.state.la.us/licensing.html and http://www.reab.state.la.us/qualifying-education.html.
Online Certification Courses
Our online appraisal courses are offered through Career Web School. Once you have completed the online course material you must contact our office to take your final exam. You will be required to take a proctored exam and you will be issued a certificate of completion once you have satisfactorily completed the course and exam.
Certified appraisers and trainees are required to complete 28 hours of continuing education every 2 years, 7 of which must be in Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. We offer these courses online.