Michigan Appraisal License Requirements

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75 Mandatory Hours
0 Elective Hours
75 Total Hours
150 Mandatory Hours
0 Elective Hours
150 Total Hours
180 Mandatory Hours
20 Elective Hours
200 Total Hours
270 Mandatory Hours
30 Elective Hours
300 Total Hours

Learn Appraisal Educational Requirements for Michigan

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

If you obtain real estate licenses in multiple states, we recommend you check each state's requirements.

Michigan Appraisal: Limited

Total Hours Required: 75
Mandatory Hours: 75
Elective Hours: 0

Online Info

A student enrollment agreement is required upon completion of all courses (except non-credit courses). This enrollment agreement can be found in the documents section of each course. Please click on this link for the course catalog: Course Catalog


Qualifying Education:
75 QE Hours.
15-hr Nat’l USPAP Update or Equivalent.
Basic Appraisal Principles – 30 hrs.
Basic Appraisal Procedures – 30 hrs.


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

Roster

Roster Required: yes
Roster Process: Roster is faxed on the 15th and the last day of every month.
Roster Sent: Every 15 days

Governing Agency

Name: Michigan State Board of Real Estate Appraisers
Phone: 5172419288
Fax: 5173737179
Address:
Real Estate Appraisers, Testing and Education Services
PO Box 30018
Lansing, MI 48909

Michigan Appraisal: Licensed

Total Hours Required: 150
Mandatory Hours: 150
Elective Hours: 0

Online Info

A student enrollment agreement is required upon completion of all courses (except non-credit courses). This enrollment agreement can be found in the documents section of each course. Please click on this link for the course catalog: Course Catalog


Qualifying Education:
150 QE Hours.
15-hour Nat’l USPAP or Equivalent.
Basic Appraisal Principles - 30 hours.
Basic Appraisal Procedures - 30 hours.
Residential Market Analysis & 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.


Experience: 1,000 hours of acceptable appraisal experience in not less than 6 months.


College Education: No college-level education required.

Online Limitations

Roster

Roster Required: yes
Roster Process: Roster is faxed on the 15th and the last day of every month.
Roster Sent: Every 15 days

Governing Agency

Name: Michigan State Board of Real Estate Appraisers
Phone: 5172419288
Fax: 5173737179
Address:
Real Estate Appraisers, Testing and Education Services
PO Box 30018
Lansing, MI 48909

Michigan Appraisal: Certified Residential

Total Hours Required: 200
Mandatory Hours: 180
Elective Hours: 20

Online Info

A student enrollment agreement is required upon completion of all courses (except non-credit courses). This enrollment agreement can be found in the documents section of each course. Please click on this link for the course catalog: Course Catalog


Qualifying Education:
200 QE Hours.
15-hour Nat’l USPAP or Equivalent.
Basic Appraisal Principles - 30 hours.
Basic Appraisal Procedures - 30 hours.
Residential Market Analysis & 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 and Finance – 15 hours.
Advanced Residential Applications and Case Studies – 15 hours.
Appraisal Subject Matter Electives – 20 hours.


Experience: 1,500 hours in no fewer than 12 months.


College Education: 1) Bachelor’s Degree in any field of study;
2) Associate’s Degree in a focused field of study, such as business, economics, or real estate;
3) Successful completion of 30 college semester credit hours in specified topics;
4) Successful completion of College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)1 exams equivalent to a minimum of 30 semester credit hours in specified subject matter areas; or
5) Any combination of #3 and #4 above that includes all of the topics identified.
6) A LICENSED RESIDENTIAL appraiser who has been licensed for a minimum of 5 years and in good standing for at least 5 years with no disciplinary actions that would affect the individual’s ability to appraise may upgrade to CERTIFIED RESIDENTIAL without completing any college coursework.  

Online Limitations

Roster

Roster Required: yes
Roster Process: Roster is faxed on the 15th and the last day of every month.
Roster Sent: Every 15 days

Governing Agency

Name: Michigan State Board of Real Estate Appraisers
Phone: 5172419288
Fax: 5173737179
Address:
Real Estate Appraisers, Testing and Education Services
PO Box 30018
Lansing, MI 48909

Michigan Appraisal: Certified General

Total Hours Required: 300
Mandatory Hours: 270
Elective Hours: 30

Online Info

A student enrollment agreement is required upon completion of all courses (except non-credit courses). This enrollment agreement can be found in the documents section of each course.   Please click on this link for the course catalog: Course Catalog


Qualifying Education:
300 QE Hours.
15-hour Nat’l USPAP or Equivalent.
Basic Appraisal Principles - 30 hours.
Basic Appraisal Procedures - 30 hours.
General Appraiser Market Analysis & Highest and Best Use - 30 hours.
General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach - 30 hours.
General Appraiser Sales Comparison Approach - 30 hours.
General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies - 30 hours.
Statistics, Modeling and Finance – 15 hours.
General Appraiser Income Approach – 60 hours.
Appraisal Subject Matter Electives – 30 hours.


Experience: 3,000 hours of acceptable appraisal experience in no less than 18 months. A minimum of 1,500 hours of the required experience must be in non-residential appraisal work.


College Education: Must have a Bachelor’s degree or higher.

Online Limitations

Roster

Roster Required: yes
Roster Process: Roster is faxed on the 15th and the last day of every month.
Roster Sent: Every 15 days

Governing Agency

Name: Michigan State Board of Real Estate Appraisers
Phone: 5172419288
Fax: 5173737179
Address:
Real Estate Appraisers, Testing and Education Services
PO Box 30018
Lansing, MI 48909

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