Get your appraisal license Launch your appraisal career with the experts in education Join thousands of other appraisers who strive to be among the best in their field Select State Select State Log In Log In McKissock appraisal pre-license courses have earned an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 17304 reviews. Read reviews. Become an Appraiser in 3 Steps There are generally three steps to becoming an appraiser: education, applying for your license and time in on-the-job training. The number of hours and time vary by state so be sure to check your state's specific license requirements so you know exactly what you need. Start with Your Pre-Licensing Courses To become an appraiser, most states require you to first become an appraiser trainee, sometimes referred to as apprentice appraisers or registered appraisers. To become a trainee, you must complete and pass 75 hours* of basic appraisal qualifying education (3 courses): 1) Basic Appraisal Principles (30 hours) 2) Basic Appraisal Procedures (30 hours) 3) National USPAP Course (15 hours) No experience is required to start your qualifying education. In most states you can take your courses online and learn at your own pace. You can purchase these courses with McKissock. *Note that in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, and Wisconsin, you are required to take more than 75 hours of qualifying education courses for your initial license. Apply for Your Trainee License Once you have completed your coursework you can apply for your trainee license. You will need to find a certified appraiser to gain supervised training experience before applying for your license. 1) Submit your application and fees to the state board 2) Submit your fingerprints and background check information 3) Receive your license from your state’s board Steps and license levels vary from state to state. Contact your state appraisal board for specific state information or click on the state dropdown below to see detailed information for your state. Gain Work Experience Learn the business and grow your understanding of the appraisal process from a certified appraisal supervisor. Once you have completed your coursework and applied for your license you can begin your training with your supervisory appraiser. The certified appraiser supervisor and the trainee must document any completed work, which will be submitted and reviewed by the state regulatory board when the trainee applies for another license. The number of required experience hours can vary by state. It is important that you check your state specific licensing requirements to know how many hours of experience you will need. Select a state and view detailed steps to get a license. SELECT STATE Alabama Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecitcut Florida Georgia Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maryland Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nevada New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania South Carolina Texas Utah Virginia Washington Wisconsin Wyoming Simplify Your Licensing Education with the Appraisal Licensing Unlimited Learning Subscription Imagine a virtual library with hundreds of hours of QE courses on topics critical to your appraisal career, plus new professional development topics added monthly, and all accessible with a click. The good news? With a subscription, you don’t have to imagine. Welcome to the Appraisal Licensing Unlimited Learning Subscription. Top Notch Education Written by experienced certified appraisers, we are the exclusive provider of The Appraisal Foundation's national online USPAP course for 10 years. Flexible learning Online courses and interactive webinars, plus professional development tools in multiple content formats to meet your needs. Engage with experts Grow your knowledge with the Pro-Series suite of monthly one-hour, non-credit webinars on hot topics from around the profession. Get connected Access the online appraisal community 24/7 and join appraisers all over the U.S. to ask questions and discuss industry changes. Learn more Have a question?Connect with an enrollment advisor What does your state require? Select StateAlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareFloridaGeorgiaGuamHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaPuerto RicoRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUS Virgin IslandsUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWashington DCWest VirginiaWisconsinWyoming Why Choose McKissock? For 30 years, McKissock has been the leader in appraisal education. We are appraisers ourselves and understand your business. We educate people more efficiently because we are experts at online learning and know how to deliver information in a way that maximizes learning. We have distinguished instructors who are known for their appraisal knowledge. And most of all, we have been the exclusive provider of The Appraisal Foundation's national online USPAP course for 10 years. Making us the appraisal industry's most trusted source of educational content. Expert Knowledge We have sourced top notch instructors who aren’t just great teachers – they’re also active, professional appraisers. Many of them have decades of experience in the real world. Online Learning Our learning management system gives you the experience of classroom, interactivity, along with built-in tools to enhance productivity and help you stay on track. Convenient & Flexible Learn at your own pace, dozens of online courses are available 24/7. Sign up now, take the course later. USPAP Our USPAP course covers everything you need to know about the latest updates. We have been the exclusive provider of The Appraisal Foundation's national online USPAP course for 10 years. Subscription Get the best value with our qualifying education subscription, which includes unlimited access to courses, plus professional development tools and so much more. Live Q & A Get all the interactive advantages of a classroom with weekly live Q & A sessions built into your online course. McKissock courses and online delivery method are approved by each state 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. "I love using McKissock! I can do things based on my own schedule and, while many places offer online classes, McKissock keeps them interesting and that helps to maintain my focus. It was great to be able to take classes that actually taught me things that I can apply to my every day work load. And the best part was that the classes were not boring."Kelly D. Hear More "Being able to take classes online works perfectly with my busy lifestyle. The courses are excellent, the accompanying videos make the lessons very clear, and the real world examples are helpful. These classes refresh my memory on important appraisal rules. I have the peace of mind in knowing that my work is up-to-date with changing regulations."Elizabeth S. Hear More "I have been utilizing McKissock for continuing education for many years with both live classroom and website classes. I consistently find McKissock to provide professional instructors with great knowledge of the requirements and everyday pitfalls of our industry. They always provide a wide variety of courses that apply to my needs and have greatly increased my potential for taking on many different types of appraisal assignments with the confidence and experience required to complete a credible report."James Y. Hear More Appraisal pre-license course ratings and reviews Find appraisal qualifying education courses in your stateSelect your state to view our appraisal qualifying education courses and packages. Courses fulfill the required hours you need to become an appraisal trainee. 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