How to Get an Appraiser License in Maine

License levels recognized in Maine

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  1. Trainee Real Property Appraiser
  2. Licensed Residential Real Property Appraiser
  3. Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser
  4. Certified General Real Property Appraiser
Maine Appraiser License

Steps to becoming an appraiser in the state of Maine

STEP 1: Find a supervisor/mentor to work with to log your experience hours. (Suggestions for finding a supervisor/mentor)

STEP 2: Successfully complete 75 hours of qualifying education courses  approved by the Board.  In addition, successfully complete the AQB approved Supervisory/Trainee Course. Successful completion requires passing the course final examinations for each course with a proctor. Proctoring requirement only applies to qualifying education and does not include the Supervisory course. (Course Online Proctoring Policy and Requirements)

  1. Basic Appraisal Principles - 30 hours
  2. Basic Appraisal Procedures - 30-hours
  3. National USPAP Course or Equivalent - 15 hours
  4. Supervisor/Trainee Course - 4 hours

STEP 3: Submit the Application and fee to MT BREA which includes:

  1. Forms (Trainee License Application Packet) (Online Application)
  2. Fees (included on application)
  3. Education - completion certificates and/or official college transcripts
  4. Experience (Trainee First Fifty Appraisals Form) (Trainee Monthly Report Form)

STEP 4: Fingerprint and background check is required. 

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McKissock courses and online delivery method are approved by the Maine Board of Real Estate Appraisers and International Distance Education Certification Center (IDECC).

McKissock is the exclusive provider of The Appraisal Foundation's national online USPAP course for the past 10 years.

Maine Appraiser License

Next steps after getting or upgrading your Montana appraiser license

As an Appraisal licensee, you must renew your license every year. Maine appraisal licenses expire annually on 12/31.  Education is required annually at the same time.

Renewal Fees and Information

Trainee Real Property Appraiser

Fees: Annual renewal fee is $380.00

Terms: This license renews on the anniversary of the original license.

Requirements: 

  • A late fee of $50.00 is assessed for licenses renewed after the license expiration date.
  • An applicant who submits an application for renewal more than 90 days after the license expiration date is subject to all requirements governing new applicants and is required to reapply with original license application, documentation and fees.
  • Renewal reminders are emailed to the email address on file at least 30 days prior to the license expiration date. It is the licensee's responsibility to keep the Board informed of current contact information and to see that the license is renewed absent the renewal application. Reminder includes licensee’s access code which, along with license number, is required for online renewal.
  • Continuing Education: 14 hours of Appraiser Qualifications Board approved continuing education is required for renewal which must be completed within the current license term. The 7-hour Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) must be completed in the even year as part of the 14-hour requirement.
To Renew:

The Department must verify that you have met all the conditions for renewal before your license is renewed. Online submission of your renewal application should not be construed as automatic renewal of your license.

Licensed Residential Real Property Appraiser

Fees: Annual renewal fee is $380.00

Terms: This license renews on the anniversary of the original license.

Requirements: 

  • A late fee of $50.00 is assessed for licenses renewed after the license expiration date.
  • An applicant who submits an application for renewal more than 90 days after the license expiration date is subject to all requirements governing new applicants and is required to reapply with original license application, documentation and fees.
  • Renewal reminders are emailed to the email address on file at least 30 days prior to the license expiration date. It is the licensee's responsibility to keep the Board informed of current contact information and to see that the license is renewed absent the renewal application. Reminder includes licensee’s access code which, along with license number, is required for online renewal.
  • Continuing Education: 14 hours of Appraiser Qualifications Board approved continuing education is required for renewal which must be completed within the current license term. The 7-hour Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) must be completed in the even year as part of the 14-hour requirement.
To Renew:

The Department must verify that you have met all the conditions for renewal before your license is renewed. Online submission of your renewal application should not be construed as automatic renewal of your license.

Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser

Fees: Annual renewal fee is $380.00

Terms: This license renews on the anniversary of the original license.

Requirements: 

  • A late fee of $50.00 is assessed for licenses renewed after the license expiration date.
  • An applicant who submits an application for renewal more than 90 days after the license expiration date is subject to all requirements governing new applicants and is required to reapply with original license application, documentation and fees.
  • Renewal reminders are emailed to the email address on file at least 30 days prior to the license expiration date. It is the licensee's responsibility to keep the Board informed of current contact information and to see that the license is renewed absent the renewal application. Reminder includes licensee’s access code which, along with license number, is required for online renewal.
  • Continuing Education: 14 hours of Appraiser Qualifications Board approved continuing education is required for renewal which must be completed within the current license term. The 7-hour Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) must be completed in the even year as part of the 14-hour requirement.
To Renew:

The Department must verify that you have met all the conditions for renewal before your license is renewed. Online submission of your renewal application should not be construed as automatic renewal of your license.

Certified General Real Property Appraiser

Fees: Annual renewal fee is $380.00

Terms: This license renews on the anniversary of the original license.

Requirements: 

  • A late fee of $50.00 is assessed for licenses renewed after the license expiration date.
  • An applicant who submits an application for renewal more than 90 days after the license expiration date is subject to all requirements governing new applicants and is required to reapply with original license application, documentation and fees.
  • Renewal reminders are emailed to the email address on file at least 30 days prior to the license expiration date. It is the licensee's responsibility to keep the Board informed of current contact information and to see that the license is renewed absent the renewal application. Reminder includes licensee’s access code which, along with license number, is required for online renewal.
  • Continuing Education: 14 hours of Appraiser Qualifications Board approved continuing education is required for renewal which must be completed within the current license term. The 7-hour Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) must be completed in the even year as part of the 14-hour requirement.
To Renew:

The Department must verify that you have met all the conditions for renewal before your license is renewed. Online submission of your renewal application should not be construed as automatic renewal of your license.

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Steps to upgrade your appraiser license in the state of Maine

STEP 1: Hold a valid appriasal license and successfully complete the additional required qualifying education courses (see course requirements below by license level). Successful completion of qualifying education courses requires passing the course final examination for each course with a proctor. (Course Online Proctoring Policy and Requirements)

STEP 2: Complete and document all required experience hours for your upgrade level.

  • Licensed Residential Appraiser - Provide 1,000 hours of acceptable and verifiable appraisal experience acquired over a minimum of 6 months
  • Certified Residential Appraiser - Provide 1,500 hours of acceptable and verifiable appraisal experience acquired over a minimum of 12 months
  • Certified General Appraiser - Provide 3,000 hours of acceptable and verifiable appraisal experience acquired over a minimum of 18 months of which a minimum of 1,500 hours must be non-residential real property appraisal experience

STEP 3: Complete courses and maintain copies of transcripts for all college level requirements.

  • Certified Residential Appraiser - (See table at top of page or view requirements HERE)
  • Certified General Appraiser - You must have a Bachelor’s degree or higher.

*Continuing education requirements and process for license upgrade displayed in above renewal section.

STEP 4: Submit the Application package which includes:

  1. Forms (Licensed Residential Application Packet) (Certified Resiential Application Packet) (Certified General Application Packet)
  2. Fees (on application
  3. Education – completion certificates and/or official college transcripts
  4. Experience (Experience Log)
  5. Fingerprint and background check is required. A copy of the applicant’s criminal history and fingerprints are required for all licensees. (FingerprintAutnorization Form)

STEP 5: Examination Process Must pass the national examination approved by AQB and ME BREA. Maine national exam provider is PearsonVUE.

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Qualifying education requirements by license level

Trainee Real Property Appraiser (75 hours) - AQB recommended course order

 

  • Basic Appraisal Principles – 30 hours
  • Basic Appraisal Procedures – 30 hours
  • National USPAP Course or Equivalent – 15 hours
  • Supervisor/Trainee Course – 4 hours

 

 

Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser (200 hours) - AQB recommended course order
  • Basic Appraisal Principles – 30 hours
  • Basic Appraisal Procedures – 30 hours
  • National USPAP Course or Equivalent – 15 hours
  • Supervisor/Trainee Course – 4 hours
  • Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use – 15 hours
  • Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach – 15 hours
  • Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches – 30 hours
  • Residential Report Writing and Case Studies – 15 hours
  • Statistics, Modeling or Finance – 15 hours
  • Advanced Residential Applications and Case Studies 15 hours
  • Appraisal Subject Matter Electives 20 hours
Licensed Residential Real Property Appraiser (150 hours) - AQB recommended course order
  • Basic Appraisal Principles – 30 hours
  • Basic Appraisal Procedures – 30 hours
  • National USPAP Course or Equivalent – 15 hours
  • Supervisor/Trainee Course – 4 hours
  • Residential Market Analysis and Highest And Best Use – 15 hours
  • Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach – 15 hours
  • Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches – 30 hours
  • Residential Report Writing and Case Studies – 15 hours
Certified General Real Property Appraiser (300 hours) - AQB recommended course order
  • Basic Appraisal Principles – 30 hours
  • Basic Appraisal Procedures – 30 hours
  • National USPAP Course or Equivalent – 15 hours
  • Supervisor/Trainee Course – 4 hours
  • General Appraiser Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use – 30 hours
  • Statistics, Modeling and Finance – 15 hours
  • General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach – 30 hours
  • General Appraiser Sales Comparison Approach – 30 hours
  • General Appraiser Income Approach – 60 hours
  • General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies – 30 hours
  • Appraisal Subject Matter Electives – 30 hours

*These pages were updated on November, 2020.  Please review the state board/commission page to determine if any changes have been made to the process since then.