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How to Earn or Upgrade Your North Carolina Appraiser License  

Before you get (or upgrade) your North Carolina appraisal license, it’s crucial to understand the state’s requirements. McKissock Learning provides the courses and support you need to achieve your objectives in a way that works for your life! 

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North Carolina Appraiser License: Trainee

Total Hours Required: 79 hrs
Mandatory Hours:
Elective Hours:

How to become an appraiser in North Carolina

The Trainee credential allows you to assess residential properties with guidance from a  Certified Residential or Certified General Appraiser Supervisor to start gaining practical experience. To qualify, meet these requirements: 

  • Step 1: Finish 79 hours of required education. 
  • Step 2: Find a Certified Residential or Certified General Appraiser who can act as your supervisor. Note: They will also need to take the North Carolina Supervisor-Trainee course. 
  • Step 3: Submit your application and background check. 

What’s the Role of a North Carolina Real Estate Appraiser?

North Carolina real estate appraisers assess property value impartially, considering factors like size and condition and research local market information and comparable properties to create a report outlining the property’s value. 

Required courses to become a Registered Trainee in North Carolina

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

Online Info

Required Education: 
79 Hours.
  Basic Appraisal Principles – 30 hours 
  Basic Appraisal Procedures – 30 hours 
  National USPAP Course or Equivalent – 15 hours 
  Supervisor/Trainee Course for North Carolina – 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

Roster Required: yes
Roster Sent Every 1 days

Governing Agency

North Carolina Appraisal Board
Phone: 9198704854
Fax: 9198704859
Address: 5830 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27609

Good to Know: FAQs for how to become an appraiser in North Carolina 

Should I get my North Carolina appraiser license?

Starting an appraisal business in North Carolina has lower costs and risks than other professions. Even in a slower real estate market, there’s a steady need for appraisers, especially for tasks like estate planning or in the case of a divorce settlement. This flexibility empowers appraisers to manage their earnings and enjoy a schedule that works for them. 

How long does it take to become an appraiser in North Carolina? 

Ready to start your journey to become aa appraiser in North Carolina?  

Start by finishing 79 hours of required education at your own pace and find a Certified Residential or Certified General Appraiser for supervision and training. You can handle both tasks at once to streamline the process. Once completed, you can submit your application and undergo a background check for approval. 

McKissock provides livestreaming courses for interactive learning and on-demand, self-paced options. You can learn at your own pace, whenever it suits you. 

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