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Georgia Appraiser License Requirements

Becoming an appraiser offers a path to owning your own business, enjoying a flexible schedule that works with your lifestyle, and having greater control over your earning potential than many other careers. If you’re already working as an appraiser, upgrading your credential offers you more opportunities to grow your business.  

No matter where you are in your journey, whether you’re just beginning to explore how to become an appraiser in Georgia or ready to take the next step, McKissock has the qualifying education to meet state requirements and build a solid foundation of knowledge and skill.   

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Georgia Appraiser License: Trainee

Total Hours Required: 94 hrs
Mandatory Hours:
Elective Hours:

How to become an appraiser in Georgia

The path to becoming an appraiser begins with earning your State Trainee Appraiser classification from the Georgia Real Estate Appraisers Board (GREAB). You must be at least 18-years of age and hold a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Step 1: Complete the required education, which includes:   

  • Complete 90 hours of qualifying education courses as outlined by the GREAB  
  • Complete a four-hour Supervisory/Trainee Course  

Step 2: Connect with a Certified Residential or Certified General Appraiser who will act as your supervisory appraiser during your Trainee Appraiser period

Step 3: Submit your application and fee. GREAB requires a copy of an applicant’s criminal history or Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) Report with your application. If the report indicates any criminal conviction, additional documentation may be required.

After you receive your credentials, you can begin working with your supervisor to gain experience and hands-on learning while earning income.

What does a Georgia real estate appraiser do?

Real estate appraisers determine the fair market value of a property. Appraisers assess the physical elements of a property, such as its location, square footage, building materials, and amenities and research nearby comparable properties, tax information, and other external factors that can determine value. By looking at both the property and the comparable information, experienced appraisers can provide clear, comprehensive reports to support their valuations. Lenders often require appraisals to ensure the mortgage request aligns with the market value of the property. Also, homeowners needing to refinance or secure a home equity line of credit, couples seeking to split property during a divorce, and individuals needing to plan their estates also rely on appraisals.  

As you learn how to become an appraiser in Georgia, you will work closely with your supervisor to gain practical experience of how to assess property, conduct research, and write reports.

Georgia Trainee Appraiser ( 94 hours) – AQB recommended course order 

  • Basic Appraisal Principles – 30 hours 
  • Basic Appraisal Procedures – 30 hours 
  • National USPAP Course or Equivalent – 15 hours 
  • Residential Report Writing and Case Studies – 15 hours 
  • Supervisory/Trainee Course for Georgia – 4 hours 

Online Info

Required Education: 
94 Hours.
Basic Appraisal Principles – 30 hrs.
Basic Appraisal Procedures – 30 hrs.
Residential Report Writing and Case Studies – 15 hrs
15-hr Nat’l USPAP Update or Equivalent.
AQB Supervisor/Trainee Course – 4 hours

2015 AQB Supervisor/Trainee Course Requirement: Both the Trainee Appraiser and Supervisory Appraiser shall be required to complete a course that, at minimum, complies with the specifications for course content established by the AQB. The course must be completed by the Trainee Appraiser prior to obtaining a Trainee Appraiser credential, and completed by the Supervisory Appraiser prior to supervising a Trainee Appraiser.

Experience: N/A

College Education: N/A

Online Limitations

No online limitations.


Roster Required: yes
Roster Process:

Rosters are sent electronically each business day.

Roster Sent Every 1 days

Governing Agency

Georgia Real Estate Appraisal Board
Phone: 4046563916
Fax: 4046566650
Address: International Tower; Suite 1000, Atlanta, GA 30303

Good To Know – How to become an appraiser in Georgia FAQs

Should I become an appraiser in Georgia? 

Georgia real estate appraisers often enjoy a flexible, scalable career. Because you have the opportunity to own your own business, you can work with a variety of appraisal management companies for jobs or find clients independently. You can also diversify your income by offering different appraisal services. Even when the real estate market slows, appraisers are needed to provide valuations for estate planning, divorce settlements, and even tax assessments.  

How long does it take to become an appraiser in Georgia? 

There isn’t a specific timeline to becoming an appraiser in Georgia, at least not to become a trainee where you can start gaining experience and earning money. You don’t need a college degree to get started; you just need 94 hours of education. With McKissock, you can choose either livestreaming courses or self-paced, on-demand courses to complete them on a timeline that works best for you.  

While you’re completing your qualifying education, you will need to find a supervisory appraiser. Depending on the availability in your area, the amount of time this takes will vary, but once these two are complete, you can begin your application process and background check.   

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