Massachusetts Appraisal License Requirements

Whether you're just getting started or a seasoned pro, McKissock will help you meet the necessary appraisal educational requirements in Massachusetts that you need to become licensed.

7 Mandatory Hours
21 Elective Hours
28 Total Hours

Learn Appraisal Educational Requirements for Massachusetts

This appraisal licensing information summarizes the minimum requirements established by the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Real Estate Appraisers. We recommend you contact the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Real Estate Appraisers for more detailed information or changes.

Massachusetts Appraisal: All

Total Hours Required: 28
Mandatory Hours: 7
Elective Hours: 21
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
Education Cycle in Months: 24
Effective November 9, 2012 a licensee who holds a two (2) year appraiser license shall complete twenty-eight (28) hours of Board approved continuing education.


All licensees shall complete a 7-hour USPAP Update course for each edition of USPAP.


Courses are designated as follows:

R - Residential

NR - Non-Residential

B/E - Business / Elective


C - Continuing Education

P - Primary Education


*For Certified Residential licensees, not more than seven (7) hours of courses designated as elective may be credited toward renewal.

*For Certified General licensees, at least fourteen (14) hours in courses shall be designated as non-residential.


An Appraiser Trainee shall be eligible to renew his/her trainee license for "not more than 4 two-year periods after the original date of issuance".

Governing Agency

Name: Massachusetts Board of Registration of Real Estate Appraisers
Phone: 6177273055
Fax: 6177270139
Address: 1000 Washington Street, Suite 710 Boston, MA 02118

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Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It's ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.